About the Novosibirsk
region

Advantages

Russia’s largest transport and logistics hub

The Novosibirsk Region is the key region of Siberia. Its population is a little less than 3 million people, and another 13 million people live within a radius of 700km. This is almost half the population of Siberia and the Far East.

Thanks to its location in the geographic centre of the Eurasian continent and the impressive transport infrastructure of Novosibirsk, the region has become Russia’s largest transport hub. Major rail, road, air, and river routes cross it. Novosibirsk connects Siberia, the Far East, and Central Asia with the European regions of Russia.

 

2.8 million people
the population of the region

Transport Infrastructure

Novosibirsk International Airport (Tolmachevo) is the largest air transit hub east of the Urals, located on the most important routes between Europe and Asia. It has regular flight connections with more than 70 cities in Russia and abroad.

Novosibirsk International Airport (Tolmachevo)

1 800

passengers an hour on domestic flights

1 300

passengers an hour on international flights

2

runways

Railways

1,530
km


The total length of the railways of the Novosibirsk branch of the West-Siberian railway

Road network

28,155 km

total length of the road network

796 km

the length of the federal roads

12,746 km

the length of the regional roads

Strong, highly diversified economy


The structure of the Novosibirsk Region’s economy is not typical for Siberia. It is characterised by a high degree of diversification and significant innovative potential. Industrial production based on high-tech developments, the construction industry, the real estate market, science, transport, communications, information technology, and trade are the drivers of the region’s economic growth.

In 2017:

1,113 billion RUB - the gross regional product of the Novosibirsk Region

103% - the index of industrial production in 2017 relative to 2016

4.2 billion USD - the total foreign trade turnover of goods produced in the Novosibirsk Region

Economic growth is ensured by the creation of a favourable business climate, increased business activity, and the development of public, transport, and engineering infrastructure.

High-tech centre of Russia

75%

of all diagnostic tools produced in Russia

up to 90%

of all hosting virtualisation software

60%

of all Russian medical X-ray machines

up to 90%

of all Russian devices for liquid chromatography


The Novosibirsk Region took first place in the 2016 ranking of Russian regions for intensity of competition and the state of the competitive environment. It was hailed as the region with “the most intense yet fair competition”.».

175
billion RUB

totalled investments in fixed capital by enterprises and organisations of the Novosibirsk Region in 2017

30,9% - machines, equipment, vehicles, production and business stock

31,9% - construction of housing

31,2% - construction of buildings (except housing) and facilities

6% - other investments in equity capital

World-class scientific, educational, and innovation centre

The concentration of scientific personnel in Novosibirsk is 2.2 times higher than the average figure for the country.

The creation of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences, the largest scientific centre in the east of Russia, led to the establishment of a production and scientific hub here. As a result, the Novosibirsk scientific and technological complex is the third largest in Russia.

The Novosibirsk Region has 52 academic institutes, 79 branch research institutes, and more than 100 large and 1,700 small enterprises associated with technical innovation activities.

The 38 higher educational institutions of the region train 100,300 students to enter practically every profession. Novosibirsk is an educational centre that attracts talented and ambitious young people from across the country. Over 60% of students studying in Novosibirsk come from other cities.

The Novosibirsk Region is consistently ranked in the top group of Russian regions for its score on the regional innovation index, according to the ranking of RF constituent entities compiled by the Higher School of Economics, and is tenth in the group of “strong innovators” in the Innovative Regions Ranking of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

Developed park infrastructure

The Novosibirsk Region is a platform for the development of large park projects. These are the Technopark of the Novosibirsk Akademgorodok (Academpark), the Industrial and Logistics Park of the Novosibirsk Region, the Koltsovo Biotechnopark, and the Medical Industrial Park.

Industrial and Logistics Park of the Novosibirsk Region

The largest industrial park in Siberia.
Investors benefit from a specially created engineering and traffic infrastructure. Twenty-one companies are currently implementing their projects in the ILP.

Technopark of Novosibirsk Akademgorodok

The most effective technology park in Russia
In 2015, the federal authorities recognised Academpark to be the most effective technology park in the country. Today, more than 300 resident companies work in Academpark in areas such as instrumentation, information technology, biotechnology, biomedicine, nanotechnology, and new materials.

Koltsovo Biotechnopark

World-class competencies
The Biotechnopark has all the engineering and innovation infrastructure necessary for the development of biotechnological and biopharmaceutical companies. The Biotechnopark Common Use Centre provides resident companies with research and testing equipment, as well as clean rooms certified according to international standards.

Medical Industrial Park of the Novosibirsk Region

The world’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the field of medicine with federal participation
The Medical Industrial Park is designed to solve the key problem of medicine and public health projects development: the lack of a closed-cycle infrastructure to bring innovative products to the healthcare system for practical use. It thereby provides a solution to the problem of embedding federal research institutes in the process of developing and implementing innovative projects.

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