Infrastructure of cluster


Scientific and educational institutions

FSBEI HE Samara State Technical University





Samara State Technical University received the status of the supporting university of the region after combining educational and scientific activities with Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.


The combined university comprises 13 faculties, 6 institutes, 50 educational, scientific, engineering and expert centers, more than 30 specialized departments.


The University provides educational programmes at all levels of higher education in the fields of Production, Transportation and Processing of Oil and Gas, Chemical and Petrochemical Technology, Materials Science, Metallurgy and Mechanical Engineering, Energetics, Biotechnology, Transport and Food Industries, Conversion Technologies, Architectural and Urban Design, Construction Engineering and Technology, Architectural and Construction Materials Science, Road, Bridge and Tunnel Construction and Maintenance, Construction Project Safety, Fire Safety, Urban and Industrial Water Supply, Housing and Utilities Sector Operation, Industrial Ecology, Technosphere Safety, Measurements and Standards, Information Systems and Technologies, Instrumentation, Automation and Control in Technical Systems, Vocational Education and Training, Production Management, Quality and Design Control.


The University staff is more than 3400 employees, more than 1.2 thousand people of which are scientific-pedagogical staff, including 170 Doctors of Science and 728 PhDs. Every year more than 40% of the teachers improve their professional skills, including according to the programmes of leading Russian and foreign scientific and educational centers. Within the framework of educational and scientific cooperation scientists and experts are brought from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Taiwan, Poland, Great Britain, Argentina.


The University is a locus of concentration of regional competences and strategies for regional development. It has advanced technologies in the spheres of education and science, highly skilled teaching staff capacity. It participates directly in the research, innovation, industrial and cluster region policy formation.  

FSBEI HE Togliatti State University



Togliatti State University is a city-forming university, a key higher education institution of Togliatti. Togliatti State University was established on May 29, 2001 by the Order of the Russian Federation government. The new university was established as a result of a merger of two higher education institutions: Togliatti Polytechnic Institute (founded in 1951) and Togliatti Branch of Samara State Pedagogical University (founded in 1988).


Togliatti State University comprises 13 institutes providing higher education humanities, science higher education and technical higher education; pedagogical higher education, engineering higher education. Presently, more than 12,000 students study in the university. More than 100 professors and doctors of sciences together with 450 associate professors and candidates ensure high-quality of education for more than 100 educational programs (admission is conducted on 70 Bachelor’s programmes, 55 specialist programmes, 39 Master’s programmes).

TSU Innovative Infrastructure:

  • Innovation Development Office 
  • Intellectual Property and R&D Analysis Department 
  • Projects Coordination Department 
  • Small Innovative Enterprises (SIE) Council 
  • Testing Centre 
  • Small Innovative Enterprises Liaison Department

Research in TSU today:

  • 17 research areas that are determined by the needs of the city, region and country;
  • 26 minor business enterprises that implement research developments of TSU were created;
  • Three Post-Doctoral thesis boards: Technical Sciences, Physics and Mathematics, and Theory and Methodology of Professional Education:
  • 42 PhD and Post-Doctoral Programs:
  • More than 10 international and all-Russia scientific conferences annually.

On the University basis a regional center for computing education, a center of new information technologies, Intel Learning Center, authorized Microsoft Center “Tvoi mir”, authorized centers of ProcessFlow and Delcam companies, equipped with modern computer equipment and software products, including more than 2 million personal computers, among which are a 200-processor and 32-processor compute clusters for high-performance parallel computing, were established.


Unique research and education centers are established in Togliatti State University:


REC “High-energy combined technologies in mechanical engineering”;

REC “Welding”;

REC “Energy-efficient and low-toxic internal combustion engines and heating plants”;

REC “Intelligent instrumentation and control systems”;

REC “Testing area of nanotechnology and nanomaterials”;

REC on Technical sciences;

REC on Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Vibroacoustics and reliability of mechanical systems.


Togliatti State University has created a network of specialized departments on PJSC “AVTOVAZ” and companies, producing automotive components. Teaching is conducted directly on companies’ premises and practice-oriented training is accomplished on factories’ material and technical resources.


In addition, the university currently cooperates with over 20 universities and institutions in Italy, Netherlands, Germany, France, UK, Poland, China, USA, Kazakhstan, and other countries.

Technology infrastructure objects

Cluster development center


Cluster development center was established in August, 2010. It is a subdivision of Samara region SAI (State Autonomous Institution) “Center of Innovative Development and Cluster Initiatives”.

The goal of Cluster development center is the creation of conditions for effective interaction of the organizations which take part in the programmes of innovative regional clusters development, educational and scientific institutions, non-profit and non-governmental organizations, public and municipal authorities, investors for region cluster development and implementation support of region cluster development projects.


Cluster Development Centre of Samara region carries out its activities in the following directions:

  • provision of consulting services in the sphere of implementation of management systems, lean manufacturing, balanced scorecard, development/revision of business plans;
  • development of guidelines on the organization of production sites, inbound and outbound logistics;
  • organization and realization of promotional activities, exhibitions, missions;
  • publication of advertising materials;
  • organization of advanced training of SMEs in management and modern innovative techniques in the field of production, technology and business management.

Regional engineering center


The main objective of the Regional engineering centre is to improve technological availability of SMEs through developing (design) of technological and technical processes and ensuring solutions of design, engineering, technological, organizational and implementation problems of SMEs.


Regional Engineering Center services:

  • engineering services for a full cycle of developing and launching into manufacturing of products, equipage, tools, stands, appliances, various types of non-standard equipment;
  • engineering and research services, including technical tests;
  • analytical services for engineering and design industrial enterprises, based on specialized software;
  • provision of services for the prototyping of new and upgrade products;
  • provision of services for access to specialized software in shared knowledge center;
  • organization of training, retraining and advanced training for engineering staff of industrial enterprises and engineering companies.

Technopark in the sphere of high technologies Zhiguli Valley



Technopark in the sphere of high technologies Zhiguli Valley is a territory of integration of scientific, educational, financial institutions, enterprises, entrepreneurs, public authorities and consolidation of their efforts in terms of organizing support to the producers of innovative items.


The main objective of technopark is providing support to projects and companies working in the sphere of innovations and high technologies.


The activity directions of technopark are defined in accordance with the key areas of modernization of the Russian economy and consider the specific character of the sectoral specialization of the region. It is information and communication technologies, energy efficiency and energy conservation, transport and space research, the chemistry and the development of new materials, biotechnology and medicine.


Technopark Zhiguli Valley is one of the largest technoparks in Russia in the sphere of high technologies. The total area of its premises is more than 67 thousand sq. m. The infrastructure of industrial park fully meets the needs of innovative and high-tech companies for the realization of their projects and includes social and business center for major business events, office, laboratory and production facilities, logistics center, a business incubator, a private hotel and restaurant service.


In 2014   technopark Zhiguli Valley was admitted to the International Association of Science Parks - "IASP" and is currently its full member.


At the end of 2015 technopark Zhiguli Valley was successfully accredited by the Association of organization of clusters and technoparks development (Association “C&T”) for compliance with the National Standard of the Russian Federation “Technopark. Requirements” GOST 56425 - 2015 and confirmed the status of the technopark in the sphere of high technologies, which is a “quality mark” of Togliatti Park and it guarantees the quality of its services.

Industrial infrastructure objects

Special economic zone of industrial-production type “Togliatti”


Joint stock company “Special economic zone of industrial-production type “Togliatti” (abbr. JSC SEZ “Togliatti”) is located within the territory of the municipal district Stavropolsky of the Samara region in the proximity of Togliatti, technopark Zhiguli Valley, production areas of AvtoVAZ - Renault – Nissan alliance, and GM-AvtoVAZ. The special economic zone is the territory determined by the Russian Government, on which a special mode of entrepreneurial activities acts. The launch of the first stage of SEZ was held in 2015, the completion of the second stage is planned for 2017, the construction of the third stage - for 2016, 3 lines - for 2018.

For residents of the SEZ the establishment of all necessary infrastructure components - electric and gas utilities, roads, communication networks, water supply and water removal are envisaged. In addition to industrial and engineering infrastructure the following services are accessible  for residents of SEZ "Togliatti":

  • services for support area, energy infrastructure objects, providing the transport and special equipment;
  • technical supervision of construction sites within the territory of SEZ;
  • legal services in the field of land and property relations;
  • transport and logistics services;
  • cargo customs clearance organization;
  • services in the field of ecology, labor protection, fire safety, civil defense and emergency situations.

The following support mechanisms work for the SEZ residents:

  • “one contact” mode providing comfortable business cooperation with state and municipal bodies of management and control;
  • infrastructure for the development of business created at the expense of the state budget;
  • land properties purchase option on preferential terms;
  • duty-free zone regime;
  • tax credits (for the period from 5 to 10 years);
  • zero rate of profit tax (including the regional budget), property, land property and transport;
  • reduced rates of insurance contributions (for the period from 2012 to 2017 rates of insurance contributions amount to 14%, in 2018 - 21%, in 2019 - 28%);
  • fast-track procedure for the acknowledgement of R&D expenses, accelerated depreciation;
  • protection against disagreeable changes in the tax legislation of the Russian Federation;
  • assistance in finding human resources;
  • maintenance services.

Industrial Park Preobrazhenka



Industrial Park Preobrazhenka  is a complex controlled by a single operator (managing company of JSC Technopark)  consisting of land with the production, administration, warehousing and other facilities and installations, provided with energy sources, engineering and transport infrastructure, administrative and legal conditions for production location in the Samara region.


The anchor resident of the industrial park Preobrazhenka is Robert Bosch Samara LLC - a subsidiary company of one of the largest manufacturers of automotive components in the world of Robert Bosch GmbH.


The area of land property on which the first stage of the industrial park is located comprises 168 ha.


Engineering and transport infrastructure of the industrial park includes:

  • more than 4 km of new roads with lighting, pedestrian walkways and public transport stops;
  • electricity - 56 MW;
  • gas supply -20 000 m3/hour;
  • water supply and household sewage - 2 000 m3/day;
  • storm water sewage- 2 600 l/s;
  • optical fibernetwork communication.

The award of industrial park Preobrazhenka resident status procedure is regulated by the Policy approved by the Resolution of the Government of the Samara region dated September 13, 2013 N479.

Industrial Park Chapaevsk


Industrial Park Chapaevsk is a modern platform for the start of production on the territory of the Samara region. The availability of utilities system provides an opportunity to implement the project as soon as possible.


Industrial Park Chapaevsk is located within the boundaries of  Chapaevsk, Samara region, along the R226 highway (Samara-Pugachev-Engels-Volgograd). Also within easy reach are federal roads A300 and M5 “Ural”. The industrial park “Chapaevsk” creation and development project is implemented by a specialist management company JSC “Technopark” and the Ministry of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of Samara Region.


The area of land property on which the first stage of the industrial park is located comprises about 284 ha.


Engineering and transport infrastructure of the industrial park includes:

  • more than 3 km of new roads with lighting, pedestrian walkways and public transport stops;
  • electricity - 62 MW;
  • gas supply -20 000 m3/hour;
  • water supply and household sewage - 2 000 m3/day;
  • storm water sewage - 3 500 l/s;
  • optical fibernetwork communication.

The award of industrial park Chapaevsk resident status procedure is regulated by the Policy approved by the Resolution of the Government of the Samara region dated September 13, 2013 N479.

Industrial Park AVTOVAZ


Industrial park AVTOVAZ offers long-term lease of premises for any type of activity for residents, using the infrastructure and technological capabilities of AVTOVAZ.


Basic conditions:

Renovated rooms
Hoisting mechanisms / possibility of their installation
Asphalted territory, entrances for large vehicles, access roads
Railway track
Full compliance with construction, fire, environmental standards
Closed guarded perimeter, round-the-clock security


Additional conditions:
Parking space
Medical Center
Communication channels (wire communication, IP-telephony, Internet)
Provision of energy resources (electricity, natural gas, technical gases, water)
Equipment, rigging, complex tool management (from design to maintenance and repair)
Full complex of industrial service
Assistance in the preparation of a package of documents for obtaining benefits on the terms
Areas of advanced development


Status of the industrial park: active (there are places for residents)
The concept of an industrial park: brownfield

Financial infrastructure objects

PJSC Promsvyazbank


Founded in 1995, PromSvyazBank (PSB) is a leading Russian privately owned bank with assets of RUB1.2trln and Basel III total capital of RUB 153 bn as at 1 July 2016 according to IFRS. According to RIA Rating, PSB ranks 8 h in terms of assets among the leading Russian banks as at 1 July 2016. According to the current ranking of The Banker, PSB is a Top 500 bank globally in terms of capital.


PSB is a universal commercial bank with the following core operating segments:

  • Corporate banking services: lending, settlements, factoring, trade finance, financing with participation of export credit agencies, project finance, cash flow and payment management, foreign exchange and securities market brokerage, deposit services.
  • Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) banking services: commercial lending, deposit services, cash and settlement services, including promissory notes, bank transfers and guarantees, as well as foreign exchange and securities market brokerage
  • Retail banking services: retail lending and deposit services (current accounts and term deposits), bank transfers, bankcards, cash, settlement and foreign exchange transactions, cash management through remote banking channels
  • Investment banking and financial services: debt capital market transactions, including transaction arrangement, underwriting of municipal and corporate bonds (local ruble-denominated bonds, Eurobonds, credit notes and promissory notes), equity and fixed-income securities trading, corporate financial advisory services, brokerage, repo transactions, precious metals transactions, asset management and private banking.

PSB regional network comprises approximately 290 offices, more than 10000 ATMs (including partner bank ATMs) and more than 200 self-service terminals across Russia. PSB products and services are available in most regions covering approximately 88% of Russia's population.


In addition, PSB has a branch office in Cyprus and representative offices in China which primarily serve to support operations of the Bank's Russian customers.

OJSC CB Solidarnost



Open Joint-Stock Company Commercial Bank Solidarnost (abbr.: OJSC CB Solidarnost) was created in October 23, 1990 in Kuibyshev. The charter of the Bank Solidarnost was registered in the State Bank of the RSFSR.


The main activities are credits provisions to corporate customers, operations in the debt security market, attraction of population funds to deposits. The main source of funding is legal entities.


General License number 554, given by the Central Bank of Russia in September 3, 2014.


OJSC CB “Solidarnost” was registered under the main state registration number 1026300001848. The date of record is August 7, 2002.


The bank activity is confirmed by the ratings of the international agency Moody's Investor Service and Russian rating agencies.


OJSC CB Solidarnost is a member of Association of Russian Banks (ARB), the Association of Regional Banks of Russia (Association “Russia”) and is one of the largest credit institutions of the Volga region, occupying a strong position among the leading regional banks in Russia.


Bank extensive regional network includes 25 banking products salespoints in the Volga Federal District.


Universal financial institution cooperates with more than 10 000 corporate customers, serves 7 250 companies and organizations of small and medium-sized businesses. Retail bank customers are more than 500,000 private individuals.


Within the program OJSC CB Solidarnost is included in the register of banks participating in the system of the compulsory insurance of deposits. Certificate №8 dated September 21, 2004.

PJSC Sberbank


Sberbank is the largest bank in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, one of the leading international financial institutions.


Sberbank is the most expensive Russian brand and the most powerful banking brand in the world according to Brand Finance.



On November 12, 1841, Russian Emperor Nicholas I signed a decree on the establishment of savings banks in Russia. This date was considered the birthday of Sberbank.



92.1 million

active private clients in Russia

2.3 million

active corporate clients in Russia

64.8 million

active users of Sberbank Online and SMS Bank

14.2 thousand

branches in Russia

291 thousand



78 thousand

ATMs in Russia




260,000 employees

Sberbank is among the top 5 largest employers in Russia.


Sberbank Development Strategy

The main goal of Strategy 2020: reaching a new level of competitiveness, which will make it possible to compete with global technology companies, while remaining the best bank for the population and business.