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24.11.2017

E-commerce store about consumer preferences of Belarusian IT engineers
Belarusian tech staff prefers Apple, e-commerce store says An online hypermarket shared statistics of online purchases of Belarusian IT engineers. The data concerns the last three months of 2017. IT professionals fully justify the expectations of the profession: only 15 percent of buyers contacted the operator for ordering and the rest worked exclusively with the shopping cart on the website.

23.11.2017

Asian investors ready to finance Belarusian AI projects
Asian investors ready to finance Belarus AI projects Negotiations with major investors and owners of leading IT companies of the Asia-Pacific region were held in the High-Tech Park of Belarus. Vsevolod Yanchevsky, the director of the HTP, met with foreign guests. Representatives of the world business elite particularly noted the desire of Belarus to develop the digital economy and the attention that President Alexander Lukashenko pays to the Belarusian IT sector.
Product Hunt notices Belarus blockchain startup Smart Diploma
Product Hunt notices Belarus blockchain startup Smart Diploma Belarusian projects are increasingly popular with the blockchain community. One of them got on the first page of the Product Hunt service. The product is called Smart Diploma. This is a startup, which is dedicated to the pressing problem for some universities and employers - verifying the authenticity of university diplomas. The startup is based on the blockchain technology. Universities make electronic confirmation of a diploma, which, thanks to a decentralized system, cannot be falsified.

22.11.2017

National resource robototronics center opens in Minsk
National resource robototronics center opens in Minsk The National resource robototronics center on the basis of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University has opened in Minsk. The rooms are equipped with computers and educational robots. The main aim of the project is to prepare future pedagogues to work in the high-tech sector, so that they could then give their knowledge to students. Hat is more, young geniuses will also be able to study in the center.
Ichak Adizes becomes co-founder of fintech start-up in Belarus
Ichak Adizes becomes co-founder of fintech start-up in Belarus Recognized world expert on business processes, Ichak Adizes, joined the board of directors and co-founded CopPay, a Belarusian-based company. . This happened after a meeting with the startup team, according to the business guru's blog. The founder of the Institute of Consulting and ex-consultant of Bank of America and Sberbank of Russia Ichak Adizes admitted that he discovered the crypto-currency world thanks to CopPay. Adizes plans to make the project "one of the most effective in the world".
Top AI Hackaton 2017 projects at Belarus Hi-Tech Park
Top AI Hackaton 2017 projects at Belarus Hi-Tech Park AI Hackathon 2017 was held last weekend in the business incubator of the High Technologies Park of Belarus. Startups of sometimes very young teams concerned with developments in the field of artificial intelligence - they used neural networks. The organizers wanted the developments to be of benefit to the community and of social significance. The prize fund of the forum was $10,000. Find out about top three projects of the 2017 Hackathon. NeuroCrypto. Self-learning technology that will help encrypt data

21.11.2017

Belarus holds leading positions in IT technologies development rating
Belarus holds leading positions in IT technologies development rating Belarus has preserved its 32nd position in the rating of the International Telecommunication Union. What is more, Belarus had not only beaten the CIS countries, but is has also taken the lead over some EU states, among which are Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy and Hungary. The leaders of the rating are Iceland, South Korea, Switzerland, Denmark and Great Britain.

19.11.2017

Cybersport to become full-fledged sport in Belarus?
Cybersport to become full-fledged sport in Belarus? Minsk is hosting one of the largest IT conferences in the CIS. The current forum DevGAMM is aimed at specialists of the gaming industry. Besides game design itself, the prospects and the aspects of conducting IT business are being discussed. Very soon the High-Tech Park Decree will come into force in Belarus and great changes lie ahead.

16.11.2017

Belarusian programmers creating gesture interpreting app
Belarusian programmers creating gesture interpreting app A team of 20 Belarusian programmers has been working on a very prospective start up for six months. The team is trying to create an app which will be able to define gestures and then interpret them into words. No one had before created such useful apps. It is not surprising that the project found its investor fairly quickly. The CEO of the project told what his team is currently working on.
Uber competitor leaves Belarus
Uber competitor leaves Belarus The mobile service Taxify has left Belarus, said its curator Martin Willig. One Minsker asked Taxify whether the application is working in Belarus and Willig answered as follows: "Unfortunately, no. Maybe again in the future." The list of cities supported by Taxify does not currently have a single Belarusian city, although not so long ago Taxify appeared in Gomel, Grodno and Brest. 

10.11.2017

App for tennis statistics analysis from Belarus
How Tennis ComStat app helped Belarus at Fed Cup Instat and WyScout have become an integral part of the work of football agents, scouts and sports directors. This is not the case in individual sports, such as tennis. Belarusians Mikhail Gavrilchik, Alexei Tyukhlov and Vitaly Klimuk decided to change the situation and created a tennis analytics service Tennis ComStat in the autumn of 2015.

09.11.2017

Mapbox CEO: I like visa-free Belarus and expect even more positive changes
Mapbox CEO: I like visa-free Belarus and expect even more positive changes MapBox CEO Eric Gundersen, who has recently bought the Belarusian company MapData, has spoken about his impressions about Belarus. "This is a cool country. There are excellent engineers and tech specialists here.

08.11.2017

Belarusian startup OneSoil gets $500,000 for revolution in agriculture
Belarusian startup OneSoil gets $500,000 for revolution in agriculture The Belarusian agro-technical start-up OneSoil, which increases the productivity of agriculture and saves farmers money with the help of machine learning and computer vision, has received $500,000 of investment. The money will be used to develop an unprecedented solution for the market. The leader of the seed round was the venture fund Haxus. The round also involved businessman Yury Melnicek, whose startup AIMatter this summer was bought by Google, and co-founder of EPAM Leonid Lozner.

07.11.2017

Belarusian programmers to develop alternate reality app
Belarusian programmers to develop alternate reality app Programmers form Belarus’ city of Gomel are working on creating a social network with alternate reality. The founder of the project is Pavel Tyutyunnik. He is from Saint Petersburg, but not so long ago he moved to Gomel, where he found “soul mates” and now they are working on developing the social network. “A social network gives an opportunity to any user to create content online, the same can be done with alternate reality”, says Pavel.

06.11.2017

MapBox looking for staff for new office in Minsk
MapBox looking for staff for new office in Belarus' Minsk An American location data platform for mobile and web applications MapBox , which received investments worth $164 million not so long ago, is opening an R&D office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. Belarusian specialists will be developing program software for self-driving cars. At the moment MapBox office in Minsk has three members in the team: the cofounder Viktor Govako, routing algorithm developer Denis Koronchik and Alexander Matveenko. Yury Melnichek is the leader in forming the team.
Minsk MapBox office to compete with Tesla?
Minsk MapBox office to compete with Tesla? An American location data platform for mobile and web applications Mapbox , which received investments worth $164 million not so long ago, is opening an R&D office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. Belarusian specialists will be developing program software for self-driving cars.
Belarus to regulate blockchain and cryptocurrencies
Belarus to regulate blockchain and cryptocurrencies The National Bank of Belarus has announced the creation of an information network using blockchain technology. The system is intended for banks who will be able to organize services and have an expanded range of operations. Cryptocurrencies are not going to arrive in Belarus, but the country does not have formal restrictions against such operations. Why Belarus needs blockchain
Belarus may introduce long-term startup visas
Belarus may introduce long-term startup visas While Belarus' neighbors from the Baltic countries are introducing start-up visas, involving Belarusian programmers and start-ups with access to the EU market, the draft decree on Belarus Hi-Tech Park aims to create what could become "IT Hong Kong for the Slavic world". The draft decree (read its key points here) gives chances to create comfortable conditions not only for Belarusian IT engineers, but also for the mass arrival of Russian and Ukrainian companies.

05.11.2017

MapBox logo
MapBox buys Belarus' MapData, opening R&D center in Minsk An American location data platform for mobile and web applications Mapbox is planning to open an office in Minsk on the platform of MapData. A week after attracting investments of $164 million, an American start-up developing online maps Mapbox made its first acquisition, according to TechCrunch. This is the Belarusian company MapData - a start-up from Minsk specializing in the same area with the use of neural network technology.

04.11.2017

Belarusian programmers develop food ingredients’ scanning app
Belarusian programmers develop food ingredients’ scanning app App developers of Minsk studio “hyper owl” have created a mobile application which helps people to find out the ingredients of the goods they buy in shops. The mobile app is pretty easy to use. It scans the bar code of a product and shows the user the ingredients the product is made from. What is more, the app has a special function thanks to which some “unfriendly” ingredients are determined. Andrei Kozel, the author of the idea, has his own opinion on the issue.

03.11.2017

Belarus to allow unmanned vehicles, welcomes Uber-like companies
Belarus to allow unmanned vehicles, welcomes Uber-like companies Information about the forthcoming changes in the legislation on Belarus' Hi-Tech Park (HTP) attracted close attention of international business from the start. In May 2017, CEO Gett - the closest competitor to Uber - met with the leadership of Belarus' HTP, after which they announced the opening of a development center for the Israeli company in Minsk. A bit later, the top manager of Uber visited the HTP too. The company is already present in Belarus as a service provider.
Less currency control means more growth for Belarus Hi-Tech Park residents
Less currency control means more growth for Belarus Hi-Tech Park residents Laws do not keep up with life and technologies all over the world. The task of the new Belarus decree on Hi-Tech Park 2.0 was not simply to abolish currency control for the residents of the Park, but to cancel "visas for money", which this concerns a whole range of measures, including currency control.
New legislation for Belarus' Hi-Tech Park due in 2018
Belarus Hi-Tech Park could open for Google, Facebook and Apple A new decree by the Belarus President should open doors of the Hi-Tech Park (HTP) for software companies and firms of other high-tech profiles - electronics, machine design, medicine and biotechnology, as well as for investment funds (including venture capital), educational projects for IT professionals and foreign organizations (Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple), which monetize IT products through advertising and paid subscription.
Singapore tops world cybersecurity index
Belarus 39th in world cybersecurity index, Singapore leading Belarus has taken 39th place in the world on the index of cybersecurity. The report "Global Cybersecurity Index" (GIC) is published on the website of the International Telecommunication Union. In total, it reviews 193 countries. The rating is headed by Singapore, followed by the USA and Malaysia. The most cyber-protected European country is Estonia (5).  Belarus proved to be more cyber-safe than Ukraine (58), Moldova (72) and Kazakhstan (82), but lost to Georgia (8) and Russia (10).

02.11.2017

Two-passport system in Belarus from 2019?
Two-passport system in Belarus from 2019? Belarus is ready to switch to a 2-passport system. Belarusians will be able to have internal and foreign passports after the introduction of biometric documents in the country. This option has already been discussed with international organizations and is now being proposed for consideration by state bodies. It is expected that the new generation passports will be introduced as early as January 2019.

28.10.2017

Premier Kobyakov gives interview to Forbes
Premier Kobyakov gives interview to Forbes Belarus is taking active positions at the world media market. Belarus’ Premier Andrei Kobyakov gave an interview to the magazine Forbes, where he spoke about the ways Belarus dealt with two crises (the world crisis of 2008 and the economic recession in Russia in 2014-2016).

16.10.2017

Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Navigator) gaining popularity among the blind
Belarus-made mobile app gaining popularity among visually impaired The Belarusian mobile app Shturman (Eng: Navigator) will help people with the white cane. The application for mobile phones has successfully passed the testing phase and is gaining popularity among the visually impaired. The simplest navigation menu and voice dialing: everything here is adapted to work blindly. Elena Mikhnevich, volunteer-navigator:I was just curious what this app is. Moreover, this was developed by Belarusians. And, secondly, because of my character, I always want to help people.

22.09.2017

ID cards to be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018
ID cards to be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018 ID cards will be introduced in Belarus from July 1, 2018. The document will replace the ordinary passport.  As it was reported earlier, ID cards will contain biometric information recorded on a chip. They are almost impossible to forge. Crossing the border with such a card will be faster and more comfortable.

18.09.2017

New data center in Minsk expected to bring $2 million in profit soon
New data center in Minsk expected to bring $2 million in profit soon The largest data center in Belarus was opened in Minsk. This high-tech platform is designed for hosting servers of various companies and renting virtual resources. The complex occupies an area comparable to five football fields. Its network boasts a record speed - 1 terabit per second. Experts argue that the launch of the complex will help create an internal cloud market, export services abroad and reduce the state's expenses for the development of the IT sector.

01.09.2017

Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics
Hi-Tech Park donates computer class for Minsk College of Electronics Belarusian colleges are able to train high-quality personnel for the largest IT companies and the High-Tech Park, said Chairman of the Council of the Republic visiting the Minsk College of Electronics on September 1. With the support of the HTP and large Belarusian companies, the Council of the Republic gave the college a new computer class.

23.08.2017

Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers
Israeli techniques to be used to train Belarus' HTP programmers The Park of High Technologies may create a special educational center which will train Belarusian programmers according to unique Israeli technologies.

21.08.2017

The future of Belarus' IT
AIMatter founders on the future of Belarus' IT Applications of Belarusian programmers are getting more and more popular. May love selfies but now you can change the background if you like. And here's another opportunity: you can change your hair color. Mobile applications have turned Belarusian IT entrepreneurs into dollar millionaires. American giant Google bought a Belarusian company this week. This is a historic deal. Such a major success in the field of information technology for Belarus (when a foreign corporation acquires the whole company) is the precedent.

18.08.2017

Google acquires Belarusian IT startup
Google acquires Belarusian IT startup Google has bought the Belarusian IT startup AIMatter. The company is a resident of the High-Tech Park. The amount of the transaction and the details are not disclosed. One of the founders of the Belarusian company Yury Melnichek said on his social networking page about joining Google. Yury Melnichek:AIMATTER, the company that I founded last year together with Andrei Kulik, Matvei Zhdanovich and Yuri Gurski, joins Google today!

15.08.2017

Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017
Belarus IT sector makes about $1 billion in 2017 Nearly one billion dollars - is the export revenue of the Belarusian IT sector in the last six months. The British consulting company has published a report on the IT industry in Belarus.

20.07.2017

Belarusian becomes four-time winner of Yandex. Algorithm
Belarusian becomes four-time winner of Yandex. Algorithm Programmer from Belarus Gennady Korotkevich became the four-time winner of the competition in sports programming "Yandex. Algorithm". Participating in the championship, which is held since 2011, this year were almost 5,000 people from all over the world, including India, China, Peru, and Cameroon. As reported on the company's website, more than half of applications were from Russia. Second in terms of the number of participants were programmers from Belarus with Ukraine placed third.

18.07.2017

Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017
Belarus plans to increase IT exports in 2017 Belarus plans to increase its exports of IT products by $1 billion in 2017, said July 18 the State Committee for Science and Technology. The results of the country's innovative development were summed up in Minsk. During the 10 years the Belarusian IT industry has stepped forward. Belarus has improved the legal framework and innovative infrastructure. The next step is providing scientists with the so-called risk right.

03.07.2017

Belarusian app changing hair color gaining popularity on the web
Belarusian app allows changing hair color in live videos Have you ever needed to change hair color on your photos? Ok, but what about live videos? Try on all the colors of the rainbow! Now it is possible thanks to Belarusian programmers. A Belarusian IT company has developed a unique app that allows you to change the color of hair in live videos. The range of colors is so wide that it is possible to turn a real image into a fairy tale becoming a mermaid. Belarusians' development has already become popular with users, who share their unusual photos in social networks.

30.06.2017

President promises to turn Belarus into IT land
President promises to turn Belarus into IT land The presidents of Belarus and Russia took part in the plenary session of the 4th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. The main themes of the annual event are innovative development and digital economy. The countries are determined to deepen cooperation in these areas.
Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions
Belarus, Russia boasting own high-tech developments at Forum of Regions On June 30, the heads of state of Belarus and Russia will visit the IV Forum of Regions, which in 2017 is devoted to integration development in the field of high technologies and innovations. Presidents of Belarus and Russia Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin are expected to partake in the forum activities too and have talks on the Belarusian-Russian cooperation.

29.06.2017

Ransomware detected on several PCs in Belarus
Ransomware detected on several PCs in Belarus Individual cases of infection of computers with a ransomware have been recorded in Belarus. The virtual attack blocks computers and the owner is offered to pay about $300 to decrypt the files. To a greater or lesser extent, the cyberattack has affected the whole world. The first ten victims included Ukraine, Italy, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany and Russia.  After a massive world cyberattack, the US and Israel are setting up a working group to prevent such threats. It is also necessary to determine how to bring to justice those responsible.

28.06.2017

Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies
Ransomware affects large Belarusian companies   Malicious software blocks important information. Infected files are sent disguised as CVs, financial reports and other documentation. In reality there is a program in those files, after launching it , it is not possible to upload the uploading system of a computer. To varying degrees, the cyberattack affected the entire world. The USA and Israel are already creating a working group which will prevent such threats.

23.06.2017

Slovak entrepreneurs interested in Belarus IT sector
Slovak entrepreneurs interested in Belarus IT sector Negotiations between the heads of the foreign affairs ministers of Belarus and Slovakia took place in Minsk. On the agenda is the whole range of partnerships. However, the key direction was trade and economic cooperation. In particular, the parties agreed to continue work on boosting trade, as well as facilitate the implementation of joint projects.

14.06.2017

Minsk residents use messengers the most in Belarus
Minsk residents use messengers the most in Belarus The largest number of people using messengers lives in Minsk - 59%. The most active growth of messenger use in regions outside of the Belarusian capital is observed in Vitebsk and Mogilev. These are the latest data from one of popular messaging services.  At the same time, only 8% connect the desktop version to the mobile app. The majority of people prefer to communicate with the help of their cell.

07.06.2017

Vsevolod Yanchevsky about Belarus-Moldova IT cooperation
Vsevolod Yanchevsky about Belarus-Moldova IT cooperation As many as 3,500 new working places were created in the High Tech Park in 2016. The prospective of cooperation and success of Belarus in the IT sector were discussed in the Park together with the Moldavian Premier on June 7, 2017. Pavel Filip was the Minister of Information Technologies’ before 2016, so it is not surprising that he pays a lot of attention to the IT sector.
Moldova Premier visits High Tech Park in Minsk
Moldova Premier visits High Tech Park in Minsk As many as 3,500 new working places were created in the High Tech Park in 2016. The prospective of cooperation and success of Belarus in the IT sector were discussed in the Park together with the Moldavian Premier on June 7, 2017. Pavel Filip was the Minister of Information Technologies’ before 2016, so it is not surprising that he pays a lot of attention to the IT sector.

06.06.2017

App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus
App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus Belarusians will soon use a smartphone instead of a hemo manometer: photos of the hand will be enough to measure blood pressure. Using a mobile device you will also be able to determine the quality of products in stores. For example, it is possible to find out which tomato is more mature simply looking at its image.
Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms
Belarusian forensic experts to study handwriting using mathematical algorithms Belarusian forensic experts are mastering new methods of work. In particular, they will soon use computer technologies helping study handwriting and signatures. They involve mathematical algorithms, as well as a special program which calculates statistics and, using probability theory, makes it possible to establish whether the signature on the document is genuine or not. Also, the relationship between a person's psychological portrait and his manner of writing is studied.

01.06.2017

Minsk hosts FinTech Conference 2017 for startups
Minsk hosts FinTech Conference 2017 for startups The best innovative project will be selected in Minsk. More than 20 teams from Russia and Belarus will present their startup ideas in the field of financial technologies. Among them is an app that is able to independently develop a business plan for any enterprise, and an airline ticket insurance project (in case the flight is delayed or canceled). The most relevant development will get a chance to enter the everyday life of ordinary people. The winner will receive a cash prize for business development.

16.05.2017

Mass cyberattack: Belarus counters “Wanna Cry” malicious virus threat
Mass cyberattack: Belarus counters “Wanna Cry” malicious virus threat At the Beijing One Belt, One Way summit special attention was paid to global security threats. To be more precise, the mass cyberattack, which affected more than 150 countries on May 12, was discussed.
Belarusian IT startup team Scrawless into Imagine Cup 2017 semifinal
Belarusian IT startup team Scrawless into Imagine Cup 2017 semifinal A Belarusian IT startup has reached the semifinal of Microsoft's prestigious international competition Imagine Cup. Every year thousands of students developers from all over the world take part in it. The best teams come to Seattle to compete for the top prize. This year, it has doubled and now amounts to $100,000. The winner, who will represent Belarus in Kiev in the semifinal, was determined in the Belarusian High-Tech Park.

03.05.2017

Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary
Chinese journalists visit Belarusian confectionary These days, journalists from China are getting acquainted with Belarus in the framework of a press tour. Yesterday our Chinese colleagues visited the machine-building giants of Belarus and the industrial park Great Stone. On May 3, they went to a confectionary to find out what "sweet taste" Belarus has. Chinese guests tried the Belarusian sweets and chocolate and even got acquainted with the whole production process.
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park
Chinese journalists visit BelAZ and Great Stone industrial park Representatives of China are in Belarus with a press tour. Yesterday, the journalists from China visited the iconic sites in Belarus. These are BelAZ and the industrial park the Great Stone as well as the leading agro-enterprises of the Minsk region. The large Belarusian machinery stunned the journalists. China bought 485 Belarusian quarry dump trucks. Service maintenance is established. The delegation also noted the successes of the joint Belarusian-Chinese car assembly company.

20.04.2017

Belarus' first cloud platform for creating digital products presented at TIBO 2017
Belarus' first cloud platform for creating digital products presented at TIBO 2017 The MTS company for the first time in Belarus launched a cloud-based platform for creating digital products. A number of projects have already been implemented. First of all, this is the service for the visually impaired called "Navigator" and the service "Public Wi-Fi". Artem Maksimenko, network development department, Mobile TeleSystems:You can deploy any platform in our infrastructure. Any partner company can come in and implement it as soon as possible. In general, it allows for faster implementation of new services.

18.04.2017

International exposition Tibo-2017 opens in Minsk
International exposition Tibo-2017 opens in Minsk The international specialized forum Tibo-2017 was officially opened in Minsk on April 18, 2017. The specialized exposition is one of the largest in the high-tech sector among CIS countries. The latest developments in the sphere of mobile communications, electronics, and robotechnics are presented for a wide audience of the exhibition. This time visitors will have a possibility to get acquainted with the so called Internet of things and the “smart city” system.
Supercomputer, biometric passport and Internet of Things to be presented at TIBO 2017 in Minsk
Supercomputer, biometric passport and Internet of Things to be presented at TIBO 2017 in Minsk An office supercomputer, smart parking system and Internet of Things will be among innovations to be presented at the specialized exhibition TIBO. It opened in Minsk on April 18. Dozens of Belarusian and foreign companies present advanced developments in the field of high technologies and communications. This app will turn any city of Belarus into an open-air museum and will hold excursions for its owner on the move. Young programmers do have something to show at TIBO.
TIBO 2017 exhibition to open in Minsk April 18
TIBO 2017 exhibition to open in Minsk April 18 Office supercomputers, 5G technology, e-government and smart parking - these and other developments will present at the specialized exhibition TIBO. The large-scale forum opens in Minsk on April 18. Belarusian scientists will demonstrate innovations in the field of high technologies, as well as guests from abroad - more than a hundred companies from 17 countries. The most popular exhibits will be the so-called cloud-based products and the Internet of Things. This is the 24th such exhibition.

29.03.2017

Belarus-Korea IT Cooperation Center opens in Minsk
Belarus-Korea IT Cooperation Center opens in Minsk The Belarusian-Korean center of cooperation in the field of information technologies opened in Minsk. In the near future, it will launch three pilot projects, including the development of a paperless trading system. The latter allows improving the efficiency of transactions both domestically and in the Eurasian Economic Union market.

22.03.2017

President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus
President Lukashenko predicts IT breakthrough in Belarus Investment opportunities, Belarus’ IT sector and science were among the major issues on which the Belarusian President commented visiting the Mogilev Region on March 21.

20.03.2017

Belarus' Education Minister Igor Karpenko
Belarus' Education Minister on changes in Education Code and Belarus' IT sector What is the reason for the growth of IT sector in Belarus and how is the Belarusian education system responding to the challenges of time? We will talk about this with our guest - the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko. Mr Karpenko, glad to see you. Igor Karpenko, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus: Good evening.

19.03.2017

Vitebsk secondary school student wins 3 open IT Olympiads
Vitebsk secondary school student wins 3 open IT Olympiads Three victories in two weeks. A schoolboy from Vitebsk won several open programming Olympiads. Each competition had no less than 300 competitors from 20 countries. Artur Petukhovsky is a pupil of the well-known Veronika Laktina. Her pupils today work in big international IT corporations. Artur told about his plans for the future.
Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world
Belarusian IT specialists conquer the world “World of Tanks”, Viber, MSQRD have all been developed by Belarusian programmers. Nevertheless, these are not the only programs which glorify Belarusian IT specialists. The quality broadsheet newspaper “Deutche Welle” says, that Belarus has turned into one of the largest producers of IT programs in Central and Eastern Europe”. Belarusian High Tech Park has a big potential and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko set new tasks for the Park. What is more, a new director of the High Tech Park was appointed.

16.03.2017

Vsevolod Yanchevskiy appointed director Belarus' High-Tech Park
Vsevolod Yanchevsky appointed director Belarus' High-Tech Park On March 15, Vsevolod Yanchevsky was appointed director of the Belarusian High-Tech Park. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Prior to that, Mr Yanchevsky served as a presidential assistant. SEE: Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles

14.03.2017

Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles
Prokopenya: Belarus will be among the first countries to support unmanned vehicles The IT sector in Belarus will receive further support from the state under the condition of honest and transparent business, said President Alexander Lukashenko while visiting companies successfully working in the field of high technologies in Minsk. The head of state was presented a project of the so-called augmented reality. It is a unique application that allows you to recognize human emotions and accompany them with graphics.

13.03.2017

Belarus to continue to support IT sector, President says
Belarus to continue to support IT sector, President says Belarus will continue to support the IT sector but the companies involved conduct fair and transparent business, said Belarus President on March 13 visiting companies in Minsk that are working in the field of high technologies. One of them is engaged in a unique project in the field of augmented reality and artificial intelligence. This is a mobile application that allows users all over the world to communicate with the use of visual effects.

26.01.2017

Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus
Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus The mechanism of e-government still needs to be improved in Belarus. The Council of Ministers discussed the prospects concerning the development of digital economy and the information society. Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the insufficient use of modern technologies by experts in different fields. The volume of the mails transmitted in digital form is less than half the total number of documents now. In regions outside of Minsk, this figure is even less than 30%.

12.01.2017

Belarus among leading former Soviet nations in information development
Belarus among leading former Soviet nations in information development Supermarkets in Belarus have already started putting “fair price tags” with the full value of the product per kilogram and liter. Many buyers liked this initiative because of the possibility of comparing prices from different suppliers. “FAIR PRICE TAGS”

23.11.2016

Belarus 31st in IT development ranking
Belarus 31st in IT development ranking Belarus has risen five notches in the ranking for the development of information and communication technologies, and took 31st place. Countries were assessed in 11 positions.  Among them was access to information and communication technologies, the number of active Internet users and people's Internet skills. Topping that ranking is the Republic of Korea. All in all there are 175 countries on the list. Belarus' Eurasian Economic Union allies - Russia and Kazakhstan - are 43rd and 52nd, respectively.

08.11.2016

Alexander Lukashenko’s visits to UAE and Qatar: What they have in common with Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko’s visits to UAE and Qatar: What they have in common with Belarus Belarus is being tested by the first snow. However, at first, we will talk about the country where there couldn’t be any snow. The main political news is from this country. The President of Belarus visited the UAE and Qatar. The correspondent Ilona Volynets will tell us about the importance and details of the visit keeping in mind the history and possible consequences. If you say in Russian "giraffe drinking coffee with syrup, solving algebra algorithms," you will almost speak Arabic. Almost all of these words were borrowed from Arabic.

08.05.2016

Belarus-India cooperation: from trolleybuses to information technologies
Belarus-India cooperation prospects: from trolleybuses to IT The Minsk Motor Plant has been producing engines for half a century. MAZ, BelAZ and MTZ are over 70 years old each. But the trolleybus is the product of modern Belarus. It is in demand in Russia and other former Soviet countries. Now Belarusian producers are going to tempt... India. One of the largest economies in the world, with the second largest population on earth, it has not yet "mastered" trolleybuses! Why not offer them these products?

20.04.2016

Belarusian companies offered industrial Internet
Belarusian companies offered industrial Internet Technical re-equipment of enterprises, information technology in industries and virtual product testing were the topics of the Belarusian-German forum held in conjunction with the IT exhibition TIBO 2016. The forum gathered representatives of about 50 leading Belarusian enterprises. Large foreign companies held a master class during which they shared modern techniques. For example, production technologies of the future and the introduction of industrial Internet. They allow increasing labor productivity and reducing costs.

19.04.2016

Houlin Zhao: Belarus among the top ten ICT nations
Houlin Zhao: Belarus among the top ten ICT nations Belarus is ready to continue active cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union, said Alexander Lukashenko meeting with Secretary General of the organization Houlin Zhao. Belarus has recently made significant progress in the way of informatization. As a confirmation: the country is now 36th in ITU ranking among 193 member countries.

20.11.2015

Virtual banks in Belarus by 2018 Virtual banks will appear in Belarus by 2018, so that citizens will be able to perform any operation remotely using a mobile phone or a computer. A single identification system will be established due to the development of the Belarusian IT companies and digital banking technologies. As a result, a consumer will have the opportunity to not only control online his banking history, but also obtain the necessary information or a specialist advice at any time. MORE: Belarus' banking sector

01.10.2015

IT specialist: I like the current situation in Belarus Svyatoslav Pankratov, programmer: In my particular case, the development of games is a dream job. Belarus has a lot of IT companies and a lot of them develop videogames. In principle, there are very, very successful developers. Everyone in the world knows Belarusian tanks. There are plenty of gaming products around the world, in which Belarusian brains were involved. It is very cool.

05.08.2015

Belarus ranked among top 40 creative nations
Belarus ranked among top 40 creative nations Belarus has been listed among the top 40 most creative countries in the world, occupying the highest position among the CIS countries. Belarus occupied 37th place in the annual ranking of Global Creativity Index 2015. All in all, the study covers 139 countries. Russia was on the next line - 38th, with Latvia and Poland being lower. The leaders of the Global Creativity Index 2015 are Australia, the US and New Zealand, who occupied the podium. The top ten also includes five Western European countries - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and the Netherlands.
Belarusian programmers develop mobile app for young drivers
Belarusian programmers develop mobile app for young road users Modern technology ensures safety. Belarusian programmers together with the Minsk Traffic Control Office developed a colorful mobile application Smart Road for the youngest road users.  Completely free of charge, young residents of Minsk and their parents can download an information portal with interesting promotions and quizzes, traffic rules and helpful tips. For fans of online communication, a children's chat will be created in the near future.

17.05.2015

(L) Pekka Viljakainen, businessman
The most famous Belarusian IT developments: Report by TV program "Picture of the World with Yuri Koziyatko" Venture companies in the world, or investors who are willing to finance promising new development, often come to Minsk to find out about our business potential. Many of the ideas have already received start-up capital. Belarusians, for example, created the popular Internet service Viber, recently bought out by a Japanese billionaire. Gamers all over the world play Belarusian "World of Tanks", which is one of the most popular computer games of our time! So Belarusian brains are working! Ilona Volynets has more.

22.03.2015

Every click registered in Belarusian internet segment?
Every click to be registered in Belarusian internet segment? From 1 January 2016, new rules will be imposed in the Belarusian internet segment. The Ministry of Communications has obliged providers, that is, those who provide Internet access, to strictly track users: when he logged in and out and how much data was downloaded and uploaded. In general, each click should be captured and stored during one year. In the developed Western countries, this rule has been valid for a long time, and if necessary, National Security Agency even reads personal correspondence. Dmitry Boyarovich has more.

17.03.2015

Font repeating Yanka Kupala's handwriting created in Belarus
Font repeating Yanka Kupala's handwriting created in Belarus Written with a pen and recreated on the monitors of modern gadgets. Belarusians will be able to use a font that simulates the handwriting of the prominent Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala.  The font is available in Belarusian, Russian, and Latin. "Pesnyar" (Singer), which is the name of the font, was a gift for the 110th anniversary of the start of the poet's creative career.