Viktor Nazarov: cluster approach to the development of the agro-industrial complex is a key initiative for attracting investments
Cooperation as the basis for development, strength and new opportunities is not a new idea. Cooperation helps to survive and to win. But how is this idea understood and put into practice by one of Siberian regions which has chosen the path of cluster development in order to help some priority economic sectors move to a new level? In an exclusive interview with ‘Nivy Rossii’ magazine Viktor Nazarov, Governor of Omsk region, talks about the development of the Agrobiotechnological Industrial Cluster of Omsk Region.
-Mr. Nazarov, when and under whose initiative was Agrobiotechnological Industrial Cluster of Omsk Region created?
- It was created at my initiative last fall and in late October Denis Manturov, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Russian Federation, signed an order for its inclusion into the Registry of Industrial Clusters of Russia. But even before the creation of the cluster, its today’s members have worked together, carried out various research activities, and sought together how to bring their products and services to new markets.
- What are the goals and objectives of Agrobiotechnological Industrial Cluster of Omsk Region? Encourage enterprises to undertake joint actions while working on the projects which are crucial both for ensuring food security and import substitution and for the country’s export potential increasing.