Mayors from 13 countries visited Astana Hub

Mayors from cities in both near and far abroad countries visited Astana Hub. The guests arrived in Astana to participate in the Mayor's Forum "25 Years of Astana: Astana - City of the Future".

Magzhan Madiyev, the CEO of Astana Hub, met with delegations from countries such as Morocco, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia (Tatarstan, Bashkortostan), Brazil, Serbia, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Belarus, Uzbekistan, China, and presented the work of the technopark. He explained that the mission of Astana Hub is to develop the ICT industry in the republic.

"Our goal is to achieve $500 million in annual export revenue starting from 2025. In other words, diversify the economy through digital innovative technologies. We are building an extensive ecosystem for IT entrepreneurs with a variety of support tools. Today, almost 1200 IT companies are members of the technopark. We operate on an extraterritorial principle, which means only 100 companies are physically located here, while the other 1100 are spread across the country," said Magzhan Madiyev, CEO of Astana Hub.

The guests were also introduced to Alem School (a teacher-less programming school), Blockchain Center, as well as a number of startup projects:

  • Citix - a Smart City and AdTech company building smart cities in Kazakhstan and beyond, creating innovations for creative and technological outdoor advertising.

  • Alaqan - a new solution in the field of biometric identity verification using palm vein patterns.

  • Beine AI - a developer of facial recognition and search technology from open sources and video cameras.

  • Parqour - an intelligent parking management system.

"There is nothing like Astana Hub technopark in Brazil. Your IT sector is well-developed compared to Brazil. I will definitely share information about the technopark in my country. I liked several startups, for example, Alaqan. We will consider how we can implement the Alaqan system in our country," shared Samia Andrade, assistant to the mayor of Brasilia, expressing her impressions.

Magzhan Madiyev also informed the guests about the largest digital forum in Central Asia, Digital Bridge, and invited them to participate in the annual event, which will take place in October this year.

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