Cisco will work with a Russian Federation region to develop information and communication technologies programs and centers in order to attain information technology advancement goals in the area.
Duncan Mitchell, Cisco senior vice president for emerging markets, and Evgeny Mikhailov, a Kaliningrad Region Development Corp. representative, signed a memorandum of understanding to develop and implement ICT plans in the region, Cisco said Friday.
Mikhailov said the project aims to deploy technology methods and offerings to the region’s citizens.
The goal is to create an IT park with 120 companies and 2,500 jobs.
Cisco and Kaliningrad Region Development Corporation will construct industrial hubs, engineering centers and other smart city infrastructure such as the Ingrad Baltica IT park and Skolkovo innovation center.
The partnership also aims to provide vocational education and to deploy electronic technologies for the government, commerce and healthcare industries.