What the Russian "Silicon Valley" lacks


Recently, a film by Yuri Dudya was released, where all the colors tell about the California "Silicon Valley" and Russian developers who went there for the "American Dream". However, in fairness, it is worth noting that we have our own analogue to the aforementioned headquarters of the global IT giants. And now it’s not about Skolkovo.


The Innopolis project, founded in 2012, is a "city of programmers" with its own university and infrastructure, which is located in Tatarstan. Designed for 125 thousand inhabitants, it was to become a center of attraction for IT-specialists from all over Russia and even abroad.

Today, Innopolis has not become the capital of innovation, but over 100 residents, including representatives of S7, Sberbank, Alfa Bank, etc., already work here. At the same time, the University of the domestic Silicon Valley already earns about 1,5 billion rubles a year on orders from third-party companies.

At the moment, 4,5 thousand people live in the city. They are engaged in highly specialized tasks. In particular, the development of technologies for “smart cities”, “smart agriculture”, unmanned vehicles, etc.

So what is missing in our Innopolis? Why can't the Russian "city of programmers" compete with the American "Silicon Valley"? After all, we have many large IT companies with a worldwide reputation: Kaspersky, Yandex, 1C, etc.

And we do not have enough "dreams." The very one that the USA could “sell” to the whole world, and without which Silicon Valley would be just a battlefield for numerous startups where only 1,5% of applicants survive.

Photos Used: Lesya Polyakova / Innopolis Media
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  1. Digital error Offline
    Digital error (Eugene) 7 May 2020 11: 54
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    over 100 residents, including representatives of S7, Sberbank, Alfa Bank, etc. ... In particular, the development of technologies for smart cities, smart agriculture, unmanned vehicles, etc.

    In other words, owners of large capital seek to get rid of intermediaries (people) for the sake of increasing profits. People who are "superfluous" where will you go, "gentlemen"? Or again say - do not fit into market digitalization?
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 May 2020 12: 22
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    It's time to remember how to read between the lines ....
    S7, Sberbank, Alfa Bank - are IT companies? No. That is, they do something there for themselves and that's it ....
    Could do in the former "super-mega Russian silicon valleys"; Zelenograd, Skolkovo, Rusnano, Taiwan ... and even in their offices, like the rest.

    Oh Taiwan is not Russia? What about Elbrus processors?

    In general, the text is noodles, but we’ll see the video, we’ll see ....
  3. Bitter Offline
    Bitter (Gleb) 9 May 2020 22: 19
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    What the Russian "Silicon Valley" lacks

    The problem, probably, is that its creators tried to make a copy of "Silicon Valley", but somehow they could not cope with the carbon copy. Probably, the format should have been carefully studied, taking into account the specifics and size of its country and not in Moscow, but, for example, somewhere in Siberia.
  4. Smirnoff Offline
    Smirnoff (Victor) 12 May 2020 09: 40
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    What the Russian "Silicon Valley" lacks

    Brains !!! That's what is missing. They are interested in money, not in the development itself. Development should come first, and money is not an end in itself, but as an honest reward for labor. Previously, scientists worked for an IDEA, and money was in the background, but now it's the other way around. Due to the little things BARBAR crazy money. That's why VALLEY is mired in a slip.