The Boiling Point in Troitsk became the first co-working space arranged in a smaller town
On December 14 in Troitsk, the municipal business incubator saw the inauguration of the Boiling Point, the first ever space in the town aimed at co-working. It was initiated by the TechnoSpark Group of Companies and the town administration. The Boiling Point is going to operate in support of educational projects, startups and creation of a new urban space.
“The prioritized scope of the Boiling Point in Troitsk lies within technology-cantered entrepreneurship and urban space development. The role of TechnoSpark is to launch the Boiling Point and hand it over to the leaders of the town community who are going to open their own programs there and who will make it their home where they can develop new competencies, study and change qualifications, create new companies, startups and projects, while using it as a platform of meaningful communication,” Denis Kovalevich, CEO of the TechnoSpark Group of Companies, said.
The new space will be hosting seminars, lectures, workshops, open meetings and discussions. The following topics are going to be the focus of the Boiling Point in Troitsk:
- formation of the ecosystem favourable for innovations and technology-cantered entrepreneurship
- new formats of education and staff training
- competencies and professions of the future
- digital technologies and information security
- city big-data
- technologies aimed at protecting ecology and town biosystems
- joint development of changes to be introduced to the urban environment
The inauguration of the Boiling Point in Troitsk featured Dmitry Peskov, special representative of the Russian president on digital and technological development, Vladimir Dudochkin, head of the town district, Valeriy Golovchenko, Moscow Duma deputy, Andrey Reznichenko, head of TASS science division, as well as leaders of such projects as Ktogorod, Troitsk.Environment, TroEctoria and others.
The agreement on the organization and development of the Boiling Point in Troitsk was signed by Lyubov Kiriyenko, director for network development at the Boiling Point, and Denis Kovalevich.
“By the end of the current year, we’ll have opened three more city spaces in Tula, Orekhovo-Zuyevo and Polyarnye Zori. And next year we’ll move from quantitative to qualitative development of the network. Within the first six months, we are planning to open only those spaces that have been predominantly ready for operation. We are also starting to test the model for smaller towns. The Boiling Point in Troitsk has become the first platform of this format. There is a strong science community here, and we assume it will be actively involved in the operation of the Boiling Point,” Lyubov Kiriyenko noted.
According to Dmitry Peskov, the Boiling Point in Troitsk shall take the flagship position in the network. “However lightweight the Point might be, it can claim to be a leader in terms of the level and quality of human capital. We are rapidly moving away from the Moscow-cantered paradigm and any attempts at the hierarchical pattern. That is why it would be preferable if the space and communities appearing there can find enough momentum to be the flagships, on the one hand, for the sake of secure communication, and on the other hand, for boldest experiments,” Dmitry Peskov said.
The Boiling Points have been created under the aegis of the NTI Platform as ordered by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives within the National Technological Initiative since 2013. The facilities are aimed at scientists, businesspeople, state officials, activists and students. The Boiling Points exist for them to share their experience, results of their work and jointly develop new models of growth. The Boiling Point in Troitsk has become the 85th in the network including those that opened in the university format. Currently the Boiling Points are in place in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Ivanovo, Petrozavodsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Tomsk, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Obninsk, Lipetsk, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Yakutsk, Yoshkar-Ola, Belgorod, Yekaterinburg, Chita, Veliky Novgorod, Tyumen, Blagoveshchensk, Grozny, Kazan, Volgograd, Ryazan, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnoyarsk.
The TechnoSpark Group of Companies (Troitsk, New Moscow) creates from scratch, develops and sells companies in a wide range of technological domains: logistic robotics, electric power storage systems, medical high tech equipment, artificial diamonds, composite materials, optical coatings, genomics, industrial microbiology, thin-film integrated photovoltaics, additive technologies and flexible electronics. TechnoSpark is one of the largest employers in Troitsk. The top-notch premises of the group of companies have been developing since 2012 and as of today they house over 100 technology companies.
Source: Informbureau 20.35
Date: December 14, 2019