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The foundation of German business is medium and family companies

The guest of our column today is the PwC | Legal | Senior Manager | Lawyer | CEE - Russian Business Group TANJA GALANDER.


Omsky Biocluster: Hello, Ms. GALANDER!




September 30 - October 1, Zerbst / Anhalt, the birthplace of Catherine the Great, became the venue for the 2nd German-Russian Economic Dialogue, in which Omsky Biocluster also took part. You were the moderator of the Agricultural and Food Industry panel discussion. What are your expectations of the outcome of the German-Russian dialogue in Saxony-Anhalt?


Despite the difficult political and economic relations, I expect an active dialogue between entrepreneurs, which will ultimately have a positive impact on the overall relationship between Germany and Russia. I would also like to see joint business projects. It would be great to develop a tradition to meet each year at the Catherine Forum.


Now the bank has become part of the business environment

The guest of our column today is the Head of the Omsk Regional Branch of Russian Agricultural Bank JSC Lev YANEEV.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. YANEEV!   Mr. YANEEV: Good afternoon!   What are the results of the RusAg Omsk branch for 2018?   Last year, the RusAg Omsk branch issued more than RUR 5.5 billion ($ 84.21 million) to borrowers. At the same time, more than RUR 500 million ($ 7.66 million) were given to farmers for equipment, about RUR 2.5 billion ($ 38.28 million) for seasonal field work. As for loans to individuals, in the 12 months of 2018, we issued almost RUR 1.5 billion ($ 22.97 million) mortgage loans and over RUR 1.1 billion ($ 16.84 million) consumer loans. I especially want to note the increase in the volume of deposits. We record a high level of customer confidence in the bank, which was reflected…

Cluster is a source of high quality investment offers

The guest of our column today is the Director, the Association of clusters and technology parks of Russia Andrey SHPILENKO.   Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Mr. SHPILENKO!   Andrey SHPILENKO: Good afternoon!   What are industrial clusters and how do they differ from the existing business relations of companies?   Unlike companies connected by economic relations, an industrial cluster is a form (mechanism) of organization of industrial enterprises, fixed in federal legislation, connected by relations of geographical proximity and functional dependence. Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 31, 2015 No. 779 'On Industrial Clusters and Specialized Organizations of Industrial Clusters' established clear requirements that the clusters must meet to be included in the industrial clusters register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia.

  • 19 April 2019
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Through Omsky Biocluster we'll be able to understand the region's needs

The guest of our column today is the General director of KOTRA Novosibirsk PARK EUN HEE.    Omsky Biocluster: Good afternoon, Ms. PARK!   PARK EUN HEE: Good afternoon!   What are the KOTRA goals of? How is communication between Korean business and KOTRA carried out?   KOTRA or Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency has been established in 1962 to support small and medium enterprises in their ambition to enter global market. KOTRA's Head office is located in Seoul but besides Headquarters we have 126 foreign offices in 85 countries. In Russia there 4 KOTRA offices located in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok.

  • 1 November 2018
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OmSAU presented international programs

On September 17, a meeting of the OmSAU Intercultural Student Center (Omsky Biocluster member) took place. The agenda included the presentation of the most interesting programs of international student mobility, research abroad and internships in other countries.

Omsky Biocluster: Working meetings in the Government of the Kurgan region

On September 22-23 a working visit of the Omsky Biocluster to the Government of the Kurgan region took place. Working meetings were held with the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Kurgan Region Vladimir Arkhipov, heads of departments, municipalities and development institutions, universities. The visit took place at the invitation of the Government of the Kurgan region.

Omsk Reference Center: How to preserve potatoes?

Often during storage, potato tubers undergo deterioration, so that this does not happen, the specialists of the Omsk Reference Center (Omsky Biocluster member) recommend that two weeks before loading the potatoes for storage, whiten the inner surfaces of the storage with a solution of freshly slaked lime with the addition of copper sulfate (2 kg of lime and 100 g of copper sulfate per 10 liters of water).

Damate Group will invest RUR 2.7 billion in mutton production

Damate Group, as part of a mutton production project in the North Caucasus, has begun reconstruction of the Kavkaz Myaso slaughter plant in Cherkessk. Investments in modernization of production will amount to RUR 2.7 billion ($ 34.55 million), according to the company press release.

Heavy metals in soil: Where to go?

Agricultural products, dairy, meat and feed products can be hazardous to human and animal health due to the content of such hazardous elements as lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and other metals. They enter the human body through polluted air, water, soil and consumer goods. The main source of heavy metals is food, therefore, the content of these elements in them and in food raw materials is strictly standardized by sanitary standards.

Dodder found in a batch of peppers

Joint efforts of the officials of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance - Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsk Branch) and experts of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) led to the identification and confirmation of thin-stemmed dodder in three batches of pepper (20 tons, 17 tons and 20 tons).

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal to meet the growing demand for locally sourced foods. It's not an obvious choice of location to cultivate organic vegetables - in the heart of Canada's second-largest city - but Lufa Farms inaugurated the facility that spans 15,000 square metres or about the size of three football fields.

Russian companies will bet on sweets

The production of confectionery products in Russia from 2015 to 2019 increased by 11% and amounted to 2.05 million tons.The largest increase was recorded last year (3.4% compared to 2018). This was due to an increase in export supplies of products against the backdrop of a low ruble against the dollar.

6,000 new pig farms to be built in China

In 2020, the Chinese government approved the construction of 6,200 new pig farms, as the authorities would like to restrict pork imports, which in the first half of 2020 exceeded the total imports for the entire 2019.

Omsk milk means quality milk!

The Expert Veterinary Laboratory of the Omsk Reference Center of the Rosselkhoznadzor (Omsky Biocluster member) received 10 samples of dairy products for testing for the presence of Salmonella as part of production control.

Omsky Biocluster: Green economy is in the focus

On September 16, as part of the ChemiCos-2020 exhibition, a final expert session was held at the Crocus-Expo Exhibition Center on the topic of introducing the best available technologies (BAT) that reduce the burden on the environment. As a result, the experts completed the formation of key proposals. Omsky Biocluster's CEO Dmitry Romanenko became one of the participants in the expert session.

The Russian government resumes support for industrial clusters

A meeting was held by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov, dedicated to the implementation of regional industrial policy. The agenda included the proposals of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia on the implementation of measures of state support for industrial clusters and technoparks.