On August 29, in Innopolis, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov took part in a plenary session of the All-Russian conference: “New Oil of Russia”.
Before the meeting, Minnikhanov looked around the exposition of developers representing the IT sphere of Tatarstan and other Russian regions.
Welcoming participants of the conference, Minnikhanov noted that the republic is closely monitoring the progress and development in the blockchain sphere.
"Please offer your ideas. From our side we will provide you overall support. Let us put them into practice together. I wish you good and successful work. Tatarstan is open to you. You can move to our region or visit it, any form is acceptable," Minnikhanov summed up.
Later on, Board Chairman of Vnesheconombank (VEB) Sergey Gorkov said that the University of Innopolis and the IT Park will get involved in setting up a branch of the Competence Center to explore the blockchain technology. The corresponding agreements have been signed with Vnesheconombank (VEB) during the All-Russian Conference "Blokchein: New Oil of Russia". It is expected that the competence centre will be opened in September.