22 September 2019




    23rd TCI Network Global Conference to take place in Kazan, Russia in October 2020


July 29, 2019 – The TCI Global Conference in Kazan “Partnership for Cluster development: Creating the future” will stimulate the discussions about the value of global clustering in our fast-changing world. +500 international participants will share experiences, interact and be open to learn within the TCI Network in a crossover of approaches to clustering and regional development dynamics to deliver best opportunities for new businesses. The 3 C’s, new role of Cities, Collaboration and stimulation of a Creative environment will complete the 3-day program where participants will also have the chance to learn first-hand from innovative experiences in Tatarstan clusters, cities and businesses.


The host organization will be Association INNOKAM in cooperation with Higher school of economics, Moscow, both organizational members of TCI, supported by the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA) and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.


About the region

Tatarstan is a dynamically developing region, with its success being based on a solid foundation of economic stability. The republic is an oil production and petrochemical center – it is there where KAMAZ heavy-duty trucks and Mi helicopters are being produced; with attention being paid also to the agriculture field as it is one of Russia’s main spheres for development. One way in which Tatarstan has distinguished itself from other parts of Russia is the emphasis it has placed on creating the necessary infrastructure to support and attract foreign capital. (Cutting-edge Kazan Smart City stands out for its uniqueness in whole Russia).


About the hosts

The Kama cluster is situated in one of the most developed agglomerations in Russia. It includes city of Naberezhnye Chelny, Nizhnekamsky District, Elabuzhsky District, Mendeleevsky District, Zainsky District, and Tukaevsky District. Association «Innokam» is a development institution, created in 2012 for coordination of activities of cluster participants. Today “Innokam” cluster includes modern petrochemical and oil processing enterprises in Nizhnekamsk, automotive industry and automotive components production in Naberezhnye Chelny which is famous not only in Russia but all over the world and international markets. Educational institutions – two national research universities and a federal university are also represented. Scientific centers provide the enterprises highly- qualified personnel and advanced innovative developments in the field of chemistry, petrochemistry and machine building industry. The Kama cluster is included in the list of top 11 innovative clusters-participants of a priority project of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, which entitled "Development of Innovative Clusters Leading in Global Innovative Attractiveness".

More information can be found on the Innokam’s website: www.innokam.ru.

The Tatarstan Investment Development Agency (TIDA) is a special executive body of the Government of Tatarstan, founded in 2011 to carry out investment promotion and facilitation. TIDA is responsible for all international investment and business projects in the Republic of Tatarstan, reporting directly to the President of Tatarstan.

More information can be found on the TIDA’s website: http://www.invest.tatarstan.ru.


About TCI Network

TCI Network is the leading global network of more than 9,000+ main organizations and practitioners with deep expertise in clusters and competitiveness, who collaborate in a unique open, flexible and practical context to advance in the practice of competitiveness, innovation and cluster development.

For more information on the TCI Network, please visit www.tci-network.org.


TCI Global Conferences

Every year, TCI organises its flagship event, the TCI Global Conference in an outstanding city/region gathering between 300 and 500 participants. TCI Conferences aim to be a forum to create progress in the practice of cluster development, regional competitiveness, and innovation support. The conferences are the meeting point for the TCI community and are open to members and non-members of TCI. Since 1998, TCI has been received in outstanding cities and regions from the five continents, renowned for building competitiveness strategies from the strengths of their clusters and people.

For more information on the TCI Network’s conferences, please visit www.tci-network.org/conferences.