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Industry Development Centre of Leningrad Region

The autonomous non-commercial organization Industry Development Centre of Leningrad Region is a regional development institute established by the Government of Leningrad region to increase the competitiveness of industrial enterprises in the region and support their adaptation to the new technological wave and changing environmental conditions.

Government aims and spheres of competence

Cluster and cooperation development

Assistance in development of cooperative ties in Leningrad region and the creation of industrial clusters in order to increase the competitiveness of enterprises.

This direction is developed by the Cluster Development Centre of Leningrad Region.

Support of export activities

Assistance in bringing the products of industrial enterprises of the region to the new external markets and creating conditions for sustainable growth of regional export activities.

This direction is developed by the Export Support Centre of Leningrad Region.

Increase in labour productivity

Assistance in increasing labour productivity in Leningrad region at medium and large enterprises of basic non-resource industries.

Services of Industry Development Centre

Basic consultancy services and project support services are provided to enterprises registered in Leningrad region free of charge or on individual co-financing terms (services to enterprises in other regions are provided on a paid basis).

Development of industrial clusters

  • holding of business events (roundtable discussions, strategy sessions)
  • attracting enterprises that are potential cluster participants
  • training of initiative groups of industrial clusters
  • methodological support for the cluster and joint projects
  • development of marketing materials, researches
  • legal services for participants and the special organization of the cluster
  • consulting on obtaining government support for clusters
  • comprehensive promotion of a cluster and joint projects
  • development of enterprise competence development programmes

Development of industrial cooperation

  • search for partners to implement cooperative projects
  • development of enterprise competence development programmes
  • inclusion in the regional industrial cooperation web portal
  • promotion of cooperative opportunities for enterprises
  • consultancy support and promotion of best practices

Support of export activities

  • export audit of the enterprise and development of recommendations
  • selection of export trajectories for access to foreign markets
  • conducting marketing research on external markets
  • organization of business missions and participation in foreign exhibitions
  • selection of contractors together with the Russian Export Centre (REC) and trade representatives of Russia
  • holding of seminars, case presentations and support measures
  • assistance in overcoming trade and administrative barriers
  • organization of training and competence development in the field of foreign trade
  • development of presentations, booklets and other marketing materials
  • assistance in adapting products to the requirements of target markets
  • provision of access to international online trading systems

Increase in labour productivity

  • organization of employee training in labour productivity tools
  • organization of internships at model enterprises
  • mentoring of enterprises by the Regional Centre of Excellence of Leningrad Region
  • consulting, audit, project planning
  • support of the projects concerning the increase in labour productivity at enterprises
  • promotion of best practices and methodological materials

Support for creating an industrial cluster   

The service is aimed at providing comprehensive support to enterprises in Leningrad region that are interested in launching and implementing a new cluster initiative in the region.

Support includes the entire range of solutions and offers of the Center in the following areas: organizational, legal, marketing, methodological, and educational support.

The service is provided free of charge, subject to the conclusion of a cooperation agreement.

Support for entering new foreign markets

Support for launching or developing turnkey export marketing activities. An enterprise is accompanied at all stages of the export project implementation – from the audit of the export potential to the first delivery of products to the target market.

The complex includes the provision of the Centre’s services in all basic blocks: marketing, training, assistance in reducing foreign trade barriers, product adaptation, search for contractors, and consulting on government support measures.

Vera Shtokaylo

CEO of Industry Development Centre of Leningrad Region

Address: 64 B Malookhtinsky avenue, office 406, Saint Petersburg
Phone: + 7 (812) 644-01-22