Kazakh-American Commission on Strategic Partnership approves work plan for 2012
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 19 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
The Kazakh-American Commission on Strategic Partnership has approved a work plan for 2012, the Kazakh National Agency on Technological Development reported on Thursday.
The work plan was approved within the meeting of Kazakh Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies Kanysh Tuleushin, authorized person of Kazakh National Agency on Technological Development Aydin Kulseitov and Managing Director of the Agency Zhumatai Salimov and representatives of U.S. Presidential Administration, the State Department, ministries and departments.
According to the plan, the parties will cooperate in the special economic zone "Park of Innovative Technologies". This cooperation envisages development of innovation clusters and opening of new technologies centers, science and technology parks, centers of commercialization and scientific research and experimental development centers.
Moreover, the U.S. will implement a program of digital libraries in Kazakhstan (through the University of Pittsburgh) to ensure access of Kazakh scientific and educational organizations to electronic libraries and databases of WHO.
The U.S. party also promised to recommend international experts for the Kazakh President's Innovation Club.
Moreover, within the negotiation the parties discussed the prospects of Data City project aimed at storage, analysis and data transmission in the special economic zone "Park of Innovative Technologies".
Within the visit the Kazakh delegation also held the negotiations with the heads of U.S. key Innovative Development organizations - Stanford University, Stanford Research Institute, University of California, Berkeley, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory