The Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov and the Rector of St. Petersburg State University Nikolai Kropachev signed an agreement at SPIEF-2021 on the implementation of the project of the innovative scientific and technological center of St. Petersburg State University “Nevskaya Delta” in the Pushkin District.
The Nevskaya Delta is a technological valley that will become an integral part of the future campus of St. Petersburg State University. The new development area of St. Petersburg State University will include an educational and scientific block with an area of 276 hectares.
The Governor noted the importance of the document for the development of the entire city.
“St. Petersburg State University is an honor of the great St. Petersburg. This year the design of the development area will be completed. This is not just a technological valley of St. Petersburg State University, this is a valley of St. Petersburg, because without government support this project will not be effective. We see that the St. Petersburg government does not just help , but he is in charge of this project. The implementation of this project is needed not only for the north-west, but for the whole country, “Nikolai Kropachev noted.
The activities of the innovative scientific and technological center “Nevskaya Delta” will ensure the need of the city's economy for qualified personnel and innovative technologies for high-tech, science-intensive industries. The directions of scientific and technological activities of the Institute of Technology and Technology at St. Petersburg State University will be environmental and energy safety, green and agrobiotechnology, pharmaceuticals and genetic technologies, digitalization of production.
Such technologies will favorably affect the economic development of St. Petersburg and the country as a whole, the parties noted.
These directions correspond to the priorities of the Concept of scientific and technological development of St. Petersburg for the period up to 2030, adopted in 2021. The planned volume of investments for the project of the scientific and educational campus of St. Petersburg State University will be at least 50 billion rubles.
Meanwhile, in order to build a SPbU campus in Pushkin, all city planning legislation will have to be rewritten. The current General Plan does not allow building a campus (a significant part of the land is located in the recreational area). More details – in the material of the DP.