Knowledge partners

Autonomous Cluster Fund “Park of Innovative Technologies” British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan
Business Sweden Department of Subsoil Use, MID Kazakhstan
GIZ JSC Halyk Finance
McKinsey & Company The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AGMP)

Autonomous Cluster Fund “Park of Innovative Technologies”

Autonomous Cluster Fund “Park of Innovative Technologies” (Almaty Tech Garden, hereinafter – Fund) has the status of autonomous financial organization. The chairman of the Supreme Board of Trustees is the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, Chairman of the Management Committee is Prime Minister. Fund:

  • Consolidates existing potential and R&D infrastructure in Almaty and Special Economic Zone “PIT”
  • Transfers 1% of total annual revenue from subsoil users to innovative projects
  • Focus on creating Technology Centers based on transnational companies and attracting critical mass of startups.

Innovation Partner

British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan

The first British Chamber in the Central Asian region, British Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan (The Chamber) is an independent, and business led organization serving British companies with objectives to deliver specific support in order to capture business and export opportunities in Kazakhstan.

The Chamber works in close cooperation with British Embassy in Kazakhstan, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), international Chambers of Commerce and the Kazakhstan trade bodies at both national and regional level and aspires to act as a business matchmaker between the UK and Kazakhstan.

The Chamber delivers quality support and services in the following areas:

INFORMATION: provide information to assess and build presence in Kazakhstan; to share updates on various legislations of Kazakhstan, help members to develop useful contacts in the market, provide members with general business guidance and advice.

SUPPORT: identify business partners and provide practical advice on legal, economic and financial matters, support during trade missions and visits to Kazakhstan and the UK, match making services through B2B meeting arrangements and initiatives.

NETWORKING: provide platform to identify and connect with right people to build your business and deliver the services.

Business Sweden

Business Sweden’s aim is to promote Sweden internationally and enhance the image and awareness of Sweden as an attractive, innovative and competitive business partner. With offices in 55 countries and in every Swedish region, Business Sweden is well placed to identify business opportunities for Swedish companies abroad and create interest in Swedish competence clusters. Business Sweden’s office in Kazakhstan works closely with the Embassy of Sweden in Astana and Central Asia to support Swedish companies in the region.

Department of Subsoil Use, MID Kazakhstan

Department of Subsoil Use is a structural subdivision of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main task of the Department is to develop and implement the state policy in the areas of subsoil use, groundwater, therapeutic mud, solid minerals except coal and uranium.


GIZ provides services worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe, with the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations and governments of other countries all benefiting from our services. The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is our main commissioning party, but we also work closely with the private sector, fostering successful interaction between development policy and foreign trade.

JSC Halyk Finance

JSC Halyk Finance (Halyk Finance – was incorporated in 2004 as an investment banking arm of Halyk Bank group – Halyk Group ( Halyk Bank is the sole shareholder of Halyk Finance.

Halyk Finance is the 1st and only investment bank in Kazakhstan to receive an international rating – “BB” from Fitch Ratings with a Stable Outlook.

Halyk Finance’s significant competitive advantage is that we are an integral part of Halyk Group – one of the largest institutional investor groups in the country. Halyk Group is the leading financial holding in Kazakhstan which provides its clients a full range of top notch financial services in all sectors of the financial market.

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company is an international management consultancy that provides services to leading commercial companies and government bodies, as well as NGOs and non-profits. Founded in 1926, the company now has a presence in 61 countries, employing more than 20,000 people in 109 offices around the world. McKinsey serves clients in most industries, delivering projects in a wide range of functional areas, from devising strategy, building IT architecture and developing senior executives to transforming organizational structure, managing client company life cycles and ensuring sustainable development. McKinsey’s global industry and functional capability teams form an internal network that it uses to build knowledge, develop professional skills and provide its clients with services of the highest quality. McKinsey & Company has been active in Kazakhstan for over 10 years, and currently has offices in Astana and Almaty.

The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AGMP)

“The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises”, LE Group (AGMP) was founded in 2005 upon an initiative of mining industry enterprises of Republic of Kazakhstan with the assistance of branch ministry.

As of today, AGMP is the biggest branch association in Kazakhstan, with the membership of 96 enterprises in non-ferrous metal, iron-steel, uranium and coal industries. Among them: “ENRC Kazakhstan” enterprises, “ArcelorMittal Temirtau” JCS, “Kazakhmys” Copporation LLP, “Ust-Kamenogorsk Titano-Magnesium Combine” JCS, “NAC “Kazatomprom” JSC, “KSP Steel” JCS etc.

AGMP is included in Republican Tripartite Committee for social partnership and social-labor relationships’ regulation, and is a signatory of General agreement. Also, association concludes Industrial agreement, in which the general principles of socio-economic and labor regulations in industry are defined.

In accordance with the “On private entrepreneurship” law, AGMP is accredited in 14 ministries and administrative entities, included in the working parties in the Government and Parliament of Republic of Kazakhstan, as a joint industry representative and a plenipotentiary representative of employers in the social partnership process, involved in development of legislative acts. In addition, AGMP is accredited in the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan, where it represents mining industry.