In the post-industrial age, value is no longer generated by physical resources only, but rather stems from ideas and team work, research and development, as well as exploration and creative ways of obtaining customer feedback. Start-up culture is a reborn form of craftsmanship, which allows anyone with creative and intellectual abilities to generate value.
However, even the most brilliant idea needs support. It is important for an innovator to work in a creative, intellectually stimulating, technically advanced and supportive environment and to mingle with peers from various areas.
Therefore an important component of the blueprint for Nazarbayev University is the creation of Astana Business Campus Innovative cluster, which will help to build ties between university research and industry, and facilitate the transfer of scientific developments to market. The idea is very simple to unite international and Kazakh companies, high-tech small and medium enterprises, venture funds, scientists, businessmen, financial experts, students, inventors, and anyone else ahead of their time, all under one roof and facilitate the growth of successful business enterprises. A commercialization office, a business incubator, a Technopark, Nazarbayev University schools and science centers are already working for the development of the innovative environment.
We are seeking to collaborate with new knowledge-based companies and teams in their quests to make our country a better place.
Vice President for Innovation and Research of Nazarbayev University,
Vice President for Innovation and Research of Nazarbayev University