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Kaluga Region Hosts Its First ASQ (American Society for Quality) Exam for Russia 17.06.2013

Now ASQ training and certification are available in Kaluga and Obninsk

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On HR Initiatives 28.05.2013

On May 24, 2013 the Day of France was held in the French Embassy in Moscow. The event was organized within the framework of the Presidential Program. The key topic of the forum was cooperation between France and Russia, including the development of French industrial initiatives in the Russian regions.  It was mentioned that dual education system had been introduced in Kaluga Region: automotive industry training/re-training center was established, robotics and mechatronics laboratory was opened at Bauman Moscow State Technical University Kaluga Branch, which  expands the University's R&D capabilities as well as its capability in the field of practical training of professionals for the automotive industry. In the course of the event representatives of  L’Oréal, Porcher, Renault, Schneider Electric shared their views and spoke of various initiatives.   Kaluga Region is interested in development of cultural relations and promotion of science and new technology information exchange with France. The following projects are being implemented in Kaluga Region: PCMA Rus OOO (Peugeot, Citroen, Mitsubishi vehicles manufacturing); Forecia Automotive Development OOO; L'Oreal ZAO (production of cosmetics); Porcher Modern Technologies OOO (industrial textile production), etc. 

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Business Development Center Opens in Kaluga 20.05.2013

On May 20, 2013 an official ceremony of Sberbank of Russia Business Development Center and new office of State Entrepreneurship Support Foundation of Kaluga Region opening was held within the framework of Kaluga Entrepreneurship Week. The event was attended by Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, Sergey Borisov, Vice President, Sberbank of Russia OAO, Yury Ismagilov, First deputy Chairman of the Board of Srednerussky Bank (Sberbank of Russia OAO) and other officials.   The Business Development Center Mission is to provide financial and other support to SMEs. The list of support areas  includes business planning,  business launch and growth (entering new markets, leading positions attaining).  Entrepreneurs may hold workshops, webinars, negotiations and conferences in dedicated offices of the center. In the course of the event Business Environment portal (Sberbank project) was presented. The project provides for promotion of business and forming a platform for business representatives' discussions and interaction.   Sergey Borisov said: "The new center will become a place where we are to provide access to knowledge and build a system to support business.  We should do our best to ensure success for businesses. <…> Kaluga Region is a unique region building its efficient development strategy. It holds the leading positions in terms of anchor investors' concentration".  

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Entrepreneurship Week Forum to be Held in Kaluga 17.05.2013

Kaluga Entrepreneurship Week will be held at Business Development Center in Kaluga on May 20-24, 2013. The event coincides with the Russian Entrepreneurship Day. The forum is organized by the State Entrepreneurship  Support Foundation of Kaluga Region and the Ministry for Development of Information Society and Innovations in partnership with Sberbank of Russia OAO.     Each day of the Kaluga Entrepreneurship Week will have its own key topic. On the first day the official ceremony dedicated to opening of Sberbank of Russia OAO's Business Development Center and the new office of the State Entrepreneurship  Support Foundation of Kaluga Region will be held.  The event will be attended by honored guests -  Anatoly Artamonov, Kaluga Region Governor, and Maxim Shereikin, Deputy Kaluga Region Governor, the head of  the Ministry for Development of Information Society and Innovations. The topic of the second day will be the following: "Who want to become an entrepreneur? Smart steps!". Presentations of unique business projects will be delivered  and the attendees may take part in a business game - Start-up Carousel. Simultaneously entrepreneurs will also have a chance to take part in two sessions: existing industrial and innovative infrastructure for Kaluga Region entrepreneurs. On May 22, 2013 Knowledge and Skills - Sources of Business Success, a day-long  training program will be organized. On the third day entrepreneurs will get to know 55 practical methods how to attract customers and may visit a corporate coaching session.   Out Support 0 Your Development  will be the motto of the fourth day.  Kaluga Region entrepreneurs will be informed on support provided by the government to SMEs in the territory of Kaluga Region. Entrepreneurs from distant districts of Kaluga Region may also take part in the event using video conference communication tools.   The vent results will be summed up in the course of Want Changes? Time to Act! discussion.  On that day the entrepreneurs will discuss with Maxim Shereikin, Deputy Kaluga Region Governor, the current status of business sector and factors impacting business development. We invite you to attend the events to be held within the framework of Kaluga Entrepreneurship Week  on May 20-24, 2013. The vast majority of them are to take place at 63 Gorkogo St., Kaluga (Conference Hall).   Join us, we will wait for you! 

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On Prospects for Cooperation with Finnish Partners 20.03.2013

On March 19, 2013 Kaluga Region Governor Anatoly Artamonov held a meeting with a delegation of Lemminkainen construction company of Finland headed by Timo Kohtamäki, the company President and CEO. The meeting participants discussed the issues related to development of I-Park Lemminkainen  industrial park  located in Babynino District. Anatoly Artamonov believes that more active steps should be taken to attract investors to this industrial park. "The region government is ready to provide support in this matter. Let's work together as a joint team", he stressed. The parties also spoke of the prospects for cooperation in the construction industry. Lemminkainen representatives put up a proposal to implement their own projects in Kaluga Region related to construction of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient housing.

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Kaluga Region Investment Map: Renewal 14.03.2013

An updated version of Kaluga Region interactive investment map, a key tool demonstrating the region's investment potential, is to be launched in the near future. The investment map helps attain Kaluga Region's key objectives related to Russian and foreign investors' attraction.     New navigation modes, user-friendly interface, more detailed description of sites and facilities... All these features help assess all Kaluga Region's capabilities in a short period of time and learn about successful projects already implemented in the region. The investment map features all investment projects, investment sites' plans as well as other important elements of investment infrastructure.   

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Kaluga Region Delegation to Participate in Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum 13.02.2013

Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum will open on February 14, 2013. Federal and regional government officials, experts, businessmen, as well as representatives of professional and scientific communities are to attend the upcoming event. The forum participants will discuss strategic initiatives aimed at Russia's social and economic development for the next five years and new economic growth models.   Round tables and discussions will be organized within the framework of the forum to determine the areas for Russia strategic development under current economic conditions.  For instance, the attendees will pay special attention to the management role played by development institutions, information society  problems and development prospects, specific features of strategic communications as well as cluster projects' elaboration and implementation. 

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2020 Kaluga Region Investment Strategy: Economy Development Priorities 22.01.2013

On January 21, 2013 a Kaluga Region Government meeting was held to discuss Kaluga Region investment strategy for the period till 2020. The new strategy was elaborated on the basis  of the strategy for social and economic development till 2030. The key message of the new strategy is the following: investments should be human-centered. The new document describes the key directions for business development support in Kaluga Region and the capitalization increase. When presenting the project, Vladimir Popov, Kaluga Region Minister for Economic Development, noted that the measures to be implemented under the new strategy provided for further improvement of investment attraction mechanisms, as well expansion in the state support to investment and innovative activities. The key focus will be on training of specialists required by hi-tech and innovative companies. When speaking of the great importance of brining investments to the region, Anatoly Artamonov recommended local authorities to be more active and pay particular attention to specific social and economic features of each municipal district or municipality. Apart from that, the governor instructed the attendees to focus more on Lyudinovo and Lyudinovo District where a new industrial special economic zone was being established and at least four new agro tourism facilities were planned for construction.

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Kaluga Region Investor Club Meeting 06.12.2012

A business meeting of Kaluga Region Investment Club was held in Kaluga Region Representative Office under the Government of the Russian Federation on December 5, 2012. Kaluga Region development outlook, including the present and future of the region's logistics infrastructure, was the main topic of the discussion.   In his welcoming speech Governor Anatoly Artamonov expressed confidence that in 2013 new projects would be implemented, new residential areas would be built, the number of sports facilities and entertainment centers would double and the dual education system would be further improved.  He noted: "We need to meet modern challenges and perfectly understand that new knowledge is required. This is confirmed by the fact that in 2012 we opened Kaluga International School". In the course of the meeting FreightVillageKaluga (FVK) multimodal logistics terminal was presented. This facility is unique for Russia. It will become a home for independent transportation, warehousing and distribution companies, suppliers of logistics services, industrial and trade firms. They will have a direct access to the multimodal terminal and key cargo transportation  routes. FVK is located at a 67 km distance from the Moscow Ring Road at a land plot of 500 ha in Vorsino industrial park. Distance from Kaluga - 82 km, from Vnukovo airport - 50 km, from Domodedovo airport - 90 km.

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“Roof Installation Celebration” at Novo Nordisk in Kaluga 30.10.2012

An official ceremony to celebrate the completion of construction of Novo Nordisk plant to produce modern insulin was organized in Grabtsevo industrial park on October 29, 2012. The event was attended by Sergey Smirnov, General Manager, Novo Nordisk Russia and CIS, Jesper Hoiland, Senior Vice President, Boe Hartvig, Project Director. During a meeting with journalists Jesper Høiland listed a number of factors, which made Kaluga the region of choice for Novo Nordisk project implementation. He specifically mentioned the major pharmaceutical cluster, currently being formed in the region, which attracts gifted specialists to the region.   It was also mentioned that Novo Nordisk will manufacture products based on its latest R&D results. Therefore, the latest achievements and priceless experience, accumulated in the course of Novo Nordisk operations in Brazil, China, and North America will be used to create next generation insulines.

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