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Russia needs more IT-men

Almost every leading university of the Northwestern Federal District gives a professional training to specialists in the field of IT-technologies. However, they are still not enough. 

Putin chooses strict measures against offshore companies

At a recent meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence Vladimir Putin and the members of the government discussed the issue of preventing the outflow of capital into offshore zones.

Medvedev: Innovative cooperation ever on agenda

Innovative development remains a priority for the Russian state policy even in the most challenging economic conditions.

More flights, summer and winter

Aeroflot is going to increase the frequency of flights during the summer season of 2015: three daily flights will be made to Moscow and four to St. Petersburg.

Arctic University to be founded in Murmansk

Kovtun: "We hope that the Kola Scientific Centre as a comprehensive and leading in the Euro-Arctic region research institution will be of great assistance in the foundation of the Arctic University".

Finnish countryside lacks for Russians

The rising exchange rate of EUR against RUB makes travels to Finland significantly less attractive for Russian tourists. The Union of Travel Industry reports 30% fall in cottages booking.

Rosneft finished geologic exploration in Barents Sea

Rosneft has finished performing comprehensive geophysical exploration, including seismic data acquisition 3D and gravimagnetic survey on the West-Prinovozemelsky licensed site on the continental shelf of the Barents Sea. 

Murmansk meets GEFCO

The Murmansk region will become a pilot region in a large-scale project to improve the competitiveness of the transport and logistics business and to realize the transport potential of Russia.

Oil and ruble level off

The Bank of Russia says the outflow of capital in 2014 can reach $ 90 billion. It is more than last year, but the process is slowing.

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About SIVA

Siva – The Industrial Development Corporation of Norway is the governmental corporation and national instrument founded in 1968. Siva is owned by Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Fishery. Siva aims to develop strong regional and local industrial clusters through ownership in infrastructure, investment and knowledge networks as well as innovation centers. Siva has been in Northwest Russia since 1992. This activity aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. Siva aims to increase trade between Norway and Russia. The local office is located in Polar Star Innovation Centre, address: Podgornaya 92 Murmansk. 

Siva has six specific concepts running at the moment:

1. Polar Star Innovation Centre offering commercial office space 3000 m2
2. incubator space in the Soft Landing Incubator Polar Star Innovation Centre 
3. Norsketableringssenter with competence about local suppliers of services and service oriented towards Norwegian SMEs that need physical establishment in the region 
4. Innovation Cooperation between Norway and Russia through a separate program  
5. Technopark Nor, a logistics and business center established at the airport in Murmansk in close cooperation with Innovation Norway – Fund.  
6. BarentsNova website  

Contact: 

International adviser Alma Karabeg, Mobile phone +47 481 81 033 alma.karabeg@siva.no

International adviser Sergey Shuvalov, Mobile phone +47 920 29 035 Sergey.shuvalov@siva.no

Senior Vice President International Geir Reiersen, Mobile phone +47 913 83 161 geir.reiersen@siva.no

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