Stimulation of innovation development in South-Kazakhstan
1999 - 2000
Director Kayrat Sugurbekov studies business incubator concepts in Poland and Germany.
SODBI Business Incubator officially starts operation.
SODBI Business Incubator gets 4500 sq.m of land in property for for 10 years.
Education and consulting services state license is granted to Business Incubator.
With GTZ s, Eurasia Foundation s, and Soros-Kazakhstan Foundation s support the Business Incubator building is reconstructed, and the information resource center is set up.
Official opening of the reconstructed building of the Business Incubator in Shymkent, Zhandosova Street
Business Incubator organizes and hosts the 2nd International Conference on Business Incubation in Central Asia “Innovative Business Development in Kazakhstan: technology transfers and innovation centers”
Central Asian Network of Business Incubators and Technological Parks establishment. Business Incubator SODBI is the network coordinator.
SOROS-Kazakhstan Foundation awards Business Incubator a grant to reconstruct the premises on the adjoining area for production space, equal to 1,000 square meters.
SODBI Business Incubator wins World Bank infoDev Incubator Initiative grant competition along with co-funding from SOROS and EURASIA Foundations.
Start of “Small Business Advocacies Establishment” Project along with the National Committee for SME-support, Astana. The project is implemented by the League of Entrepreneurs of South Kazakhstan and SODBI Business Incubator .