Manager of the cluster Ivan Ogorodov presented project of Agrobiotechnopark of Perm Federal Research Center of Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Science to meeting participants. It is being created in Lobanovo settlement. Objective of the project is to form an urban zone of growth in the field of agrobiotechnologies as a part of scientific and research infrastructure of Perm Federal Research Center of Ural Department of the Russian Academy of Science. Foremost, residents of the Agrobiotechnopark will be engaged in introduction into agriculture of innovative technologies connected with digitalizing, use of new types of fertilizers, study of agrobiophotonics, and other fields of scientific activities.
Meeting participants also discussed goals of the cluster. ‘The most essential goal for cluster members is to be in one information field, to realize a common strategy of agriculture development and to use development tools quickly and efficiently. We need to systematize all support instruments of the agricultural field and machine building: leasing, preferential credits, SME program, grants for farmers and cooperatives, export support. The second essential for the cluster goal is involvement of educational and scientific institutions in operation of the agricultural sector. We speak about not only about the Agriculture Academy, but also about Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm State University, technical schools. As machine builders are a part of the agricultural sector’, Ivan Ogorodov noted.
In addition, the participants visited an industrial site of Technograd company that is a part of the cluster. The company manufactures grain drying and sorting units, and supplies driers for herbs and other vegetable raw materials.
It is worth reminding that the machine building cluster was granted an official status in July 2018. Key members are machine building companies: Krasnokamsky RMZ, Navigator-NE, Technograd, and Bolshaya Zemlya. Suppliers of components and four Perm educational institutions joined the association: Perm National Research Polytechnic University, Perm State Agro-Technological University, Institution of Advanced Training-RMTsPK, and Perm Agroindustrial Technical School.