HTP 2005-2011 – How it all started

HTP 2005-2011 – How it all started
22 September 2011
22 September 2011
On September 22, 2005 the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed the Decree 'On the High Technologies Park".

First residents were registered in June 2006.

Today Hi-Tech Park is one of the leaders among innovative IT clusters in Central and Eastern Europe. It includes 100 IT-companies with more than 10 000 software engineers who have been engaged in high-end software development and IT-services provided for customers in more than 55 countries of the world.

Valery Tsepkalo, Director of HTP Belarus:

"Our main achievement is that the Park is there. The Park as a strong community of software developing companies. We attracted the interest of our people to this sector of the economy, so that they could understand that the future of our young talented people with analitical mindset is there. The most important is that we made prerequisites for the IT-sector to become the future of the whole country."

Let us return 6 years back.



For the first time the idea of creating HTP was stated by the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on June 11, 2004 during the semonar of top executives of the republican and local State bodies in Vitebsk.



The first round-table discussion of the project of the future HTP was held in the form of online Internet-conference on July 14, 2004



In October 2006 the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko visited the site where the the Belarusian Silicon Valley would be situated.



First residents were registered in June 2006



EPAM Systems registered as the Hi-Tech Park resident with the record # 1



Sakrament IT – registered as the Hi-Tech Park resident with the record # 2



System Technologies registered as the Hi-Tech Park resident with the record # 3



ScienceSoft registered as the Hi-Tech Park resident with the record # 4


That is how the Hi-Tech Park Belarus began...

Kuprevicha, 1/1, 220141, Minsk, Belarus.