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KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

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KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

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  1. Slide 1 of 28 Regional Economic Development Agency KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY Kaliningrad: a Russian region, an European opportunity by Alexey Ignatiev, P&D Director Saint-Petersburg, September 29, 2010

  2. Slide 2 of 28 RDA: who we are • formally established in 1999 • supported by Ministry of Economy at Federal level and Oblast Administration at Regional level and “Yantar” Fund • Not-for profit, NGO • governed by Council • managed by Executive Director assisted by 6 full time professional staff KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  3. Slide 3 of 28 RDA: mission • support economic development of the Kaliningrad Region, elaborate and promote new mechanisms for co-operation and partnership between Russia & the EU KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  4. Slide 4 of 28 RDA: main activities • regional and local development strategies • trade and investment promotion • improvement of the Region’s business climate • local enterprises and innovations support • cross-border cooperation KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  5. Slide 5 of 28 RDA: international experience • Over 30 projects implemented in cooperation with partner organizations from Russia, Europe and the US: • Support to transformation of the Kaliningrad oblast into a pilot Region in the EU-Russia partnership (144 000 $); • Regional budget transparency as a mean for improvement of business climate in the Region (140 000 $) • Support to investments and trade in the Region of Kaliningrad (1 000 000 $); • Support to development of the Kaliningrad Region (3 000 000 EUR); • International business cooperation support in the region of Kaliningrad (300 000 EUR) • Active cross-border cooperation (230 000 EUR) KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  6. Slide 6 of 28 RDA: BSR-QUICK • “Qualification, Innovation, Cooperation and Keybusiness for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Baltic Sea Region”BSR – QUICK • Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013:Priority 1: Fostering of innovations across the BSR - 1.1 Support for innovation sources • 2009 - 2011 • LP is the Hanseatic Parliament. Partners are 29 chambers as strong SME promoters, 8 universities as innovation promoters and 6 public administrations. The number of 44 partners is required to reach SMEs in 29 regions of all 11 BSR countries. KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  7. Slide 7 of 28 RDA: BSR-QUICK: objectives & activities • 1.Strengthening innovations and improve support for SMEs: • a) Further development of existing SME promoting network of the chambers from 11 BSR countries. b) Construction of a SME specific innovation-promoting infrastructure "Baltic Sea Academy" and development of cooperation between universities and SMEs. • Ensure close cooperation of both networks c) Putting into action of comprehensive innovation concept and creation of 4 - 6 innovation clusters, orientated specifically at SMEs and regional strengths. d) Lasting increase of the competitiveness and the productivity, realization of comprehensive product and process innovations and clear growth of R&D operations. KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  8. Slide 8 of 28 RDA: BSR-QUICK: objectives & activities 2.Increase of the innovative power and reduce lack of qualified employees and businessmen in SMEs: a) Central development of training measures to increase the innovation ability and improve qualifications of businessmen, workers and unemployed. b) Transfer of the developed measures in all 11 countries and decentralised durable realization. c) Further dual bachelor studies. d) Increase of international mobility. KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  9. Slide 9 of 28 RDA: BSR-QUICK: objectives & activities • 3.Realisation of innovations and full use of market potentials: • a) Strengthening of the international cooperation of SMEs and increase of the till now low export ratio of the SMEs, primarily in Germany, the new EU members states as well as Russia and Belarus. • b) Strengthening of the international exchange and realization of innovations by development of the transnational cooperation. KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  10. Slide 10 of 28 RDA: BSR-QUICK: objectives & activities • 4.Improvement in the framework conditions for lasting innovations in SMEs: • a) Development of the cooperation with politics and administration. • b) Development of innovation strategies of the regional, economy and education policy and putting into action at a municipal, regional and national level. • www.bsr-quick.eu KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  11. Slide 11 of 28 RDA: R&D • EU-RF Neighbourhood and Partnership Program (till 2013 – for SEBR: around 190 000 000 Euro) • Project proposals and ideas: • SME internationalisation: from idea to reality • Eco-Agri-Energy System • How to do business with your neighbours? • Virtual Support Structures for Business and Investors KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY

  12. Slide 12 of 28 RDA: contact details www.kaliningrad-rda.org E-mail: info@rda.baltnet.ru KALININGRAD : A RUSSIAN REGION, A EUROPEAN OPPORTUNITY