Cooperation in the Field of Innovations
Within the framework of the international seminar “Global Commercialization”, held in the city of Daejeon (Republic of Korea), a presentation of the current state and prospects for the development of the IT industry of Uzbekistan was held, including the activities of the Innovation Center for Support of Development and Implementation of Information Technologies of Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center.
The international seminar organized by the South Korean Institute of Science and Technology was attended by representatives of Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, South Africa, Senegal, Brazil, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, UAE, Ecuador, Tunisia.
At the seminar, the specialists of our country presented a report on the history of the creation and operation of the Innovation Center for Support of Development and Implementation of Information Technologies of the Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center and the development of the IT industry in Uzbekistan.
In order to further develop the production of software for ICT in accordance with international standards in Uzbekistan, to support domestic developers, as well as to address other tasks envisaged in the Strategy of Action for the five priority development directions of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021 in the Year of Dialogue with the People and Human Interest, the Decree of the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures to radically improve the conditions for the development of the information technology industry in the republic” was adopted on June 30, 2017.
According to this document, the Innovation Center for Supporting the Development and Implementation of Information Technologies “Mirzo Ulugbek Innovation Center” was created, designed to bring together business entities in the field of information technology, as well as software product developers. One of its main tasks is to create of the necessary organizational, technical and financial-economic conditions for expanding the interaction of economic entities and higher educational institutions, the production and sale of IT products in the domestic and foreign markets. Residents of the innovation center are assisted in attracting foreign investments for the implementation of their competitive projects. Also on its base training courses and trainings for representatives of domestic IT companies, start-ups, ICT specialists and university students preparing technical specialists will be organized.
It was noted that a number of privileges and preferences were granted to the residents of the innovation center. In particular, they are exempted from paying all types of taxes and mandatory deductions to state trust funds, as well as from unified social payment until January 1, 2028. They also can avoid paying customs fees (except for customs duties) for equipment imported for their own needs, and not produced in Uzbekistan such as component parts, details, junctions, technological documentation, software.
Specialists of the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications of Uzbekistan in detail informed the participants of the international seminar on the development of ICT in our country, the level of informatization and computerization of the sectors of economy.
At present most of the ministries, departments and state companies of the country already have their own software packages, information systems and official websites, and they provide a wide range of interactive services. A lot of work is being done to expand mobile communication networks and lay new fiber-optic lines, due to which broadband Internet access becomes available even in the most remote regions of Uzbekistan. Particular attention was paid to the prospects and opportunities for investing in the domestic IT industry and ICT, as well as cooperation in this area with foreign companies.
As part of the seminar, the delegation of Uzbekistan held meetings and negotiations with representatives of foreign countries on the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation.
A lot of work is being done to expand mobile communication networks and to lay new fiber-optic lines, thus broadband Internet access becomes available even in the most remote regions of Uzbekistan. Particular attention was paid to the prospects and opportunities for investing in the domestic IT industry and ICT, as well as to cooperation in this area with foreign companies.
During the seminar, the delegation of Uzbekistan held meetings and negotiations with representatives of foreign countries on the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation.