Booz Allen Hamilton Studying IT Spheres of Some Countries to Found an Innovation Zone in Azerbaijan
An American consulting company, Booz Allen Hamilton is studying the ICT sphere of some countries to found a regional innovation zone in Azerbaijan, a source in the Azerbaijan Telecommunication and IT Ministry informed Trend today.
The project covers Azerbaijan and the countries of the region.
Studying possibilities on involving these countries to the project is considered to be expedient, said the source in the Azerbaijan Ministry.
Specialists of the Company have already been to Turkey, Iran, and Kazakhstan. They are expected to conduct their research in Russia and Georgia as well. The results of these and other measures to be taken will be reflected in a package of proposals on the foundation of the zone, which is to be submitted to the Telecommunication Ministry of the Country at the end of March, 2007.
The project on foundation of a regional innovation zone envisages the installation of technoparks to develop small-scale and medium-sized innovation enterprises, foundation of a regional base on production and export of electronic equipment and software, turning the country into an advantageous transit information centre (Data Centre), preparation and development of human resources for forming information society, as well as introduction of ICT in other fields.