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Hi-Tech Park Decree 2.0 to bring Belarus' IT to new level

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko knows that Information technologies is Belarus' brand and knows how important it is to support those "clever people", as he calls them. Belarus is now planning to open itself for the IT world even more.

We gathered information about what Hi-Tech Park Decree 2.0 will change in Belarus' tech. Google and Facebook will now be able to legally become Hi-Tech Park residents and Uber will definitely expand their business in Belarus. Intrigued, right? Especially if you have ever considered moving your business to Belarus, go on reading these articles...

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.

09.11.2017

What English law elements are due in Belarus' legislation?
Belarus to introduce English law elements The new draft decree on Hi-Tech Park in Belarus promises a lot of innovations, including elements of English law, which will foster business development, especially in the IT sector, which has blossomed in this former Soviet country.

08.11.2017

Getting work permit in Belarus' tech companies may become easier
Belarus to relax work visa requirements for tech staff Perhaps Belarus will turn into a large IT country in the near future, at least in the Eastern European region. Belarus is now actively discussing a new draft decree on Hi-Tech Park (HTP), or the Digitalization Decree, as it's known. The document, among other things, talks about unmanned vehicles, crypto-currencies, blockchain and start-ups.

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.
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.

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.
Who will soon be allowed to become Belarus Hi-Tech Park residents?
Who will soon be allowed to become Belarus Hi-Tech Park residents? According to a new Belarus Hi-Tech Decree, which is now referred to as the Belarus Digitalization Decree, the following businesses will be able to become High-Tech Park residents:
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.