Hi-Tech Park in Belarus

High-tech Park was created by the President of the Republic of Belarus in 2005. Nowadays with more than 180 HTP resident companies it’s annual turnover is more than 850 million US dollars.

In accordance with the Decree of the President the main activities of HTP are:

  • export of information and communication technologies, new and high technologies, exclusive rights of intellectual activity in the field of new and high technologies;
  • assistance in attracting domestic and foreign investment in the development of high technologies;
  • development and introduction of information and communication and high technologies in the Republic of Belarus;
  • promotion of innovative development of the national economy, the development of education in the field of information and communication technologies;
  • background foundation, enabling innovation, including promotion of venture financing, the development of start-up movement.

Which companies have the right to become residents of HTP?

HTP residents may be only those companies that are registered in the Republic of Belarus. Foreign companies are not allowed to become residents of HTP.

To become a resident of HTP, the following conditions must be taken into consideration:

1) the company must be registered in Belarus;

2) the company carries out or plans to carry out one or more activities:

  • analysis, design and software for information systems;
  • activity on processing of data with application of a third person’s software or own software;
  • fundamental and applied research, experimental developments in the sphere of natural and engineering sciences (research and science-and-research, design-and-experiment, and experiment-and-technology works related to the directions of activity of the Park of High Technologies, including in the field of development of the information society) and implementation of results of such research and developments;
  • development or individual stages of development (research, design (constructing), testing, technical testing) of materials, technologies, devices and systems of micro-, opto- and nanoelectronics, microelectromechanics and implementation of the results of such developments, and realization of materials, technologies, devices and systems of micro-, opto- and nanoelectronics, microelectromechanics and compative firmware, developed by the resident of the Park of High Technologies;
  • development or separate stages of the development (research, design (constructing), testing, technical trials) of technologies, devices and systems of mechatronics, embedded systems, software and hardware, software and hardware systems, components and computing machinery means and the implementation of the results of such developments with rendering of services for their mastering in production or without rendering of these services;
  • development (research, design (constructing), testing, technical trials) of data transmission systems, technologies, devices and systems of radiolocation, radio navigation, radio communication, radio control, radio frequency identification and the implementation of the results of such developments with rendering of services for their development in production or without rendering these services;
  • development or individual stages of the development (research, design (constructing), prototyping, testing, technical trials), production of high-tech materials, technologies, high-tech devices and systems, embedded systems, soft- and hardware tools, soft- and hardware complexes and compatible software, as well as realization of products and/or results of developments with rendering of services for their mastering in production and/or services accompanying the use of them or without rendering of these services;
  • activity on technical and/or cryptographic protection of information, including the use of electronic digital signature *;
  • activity on design, development, realization, implementation or execution of individual stages of implementation, support, maintenance, operation of software and/or soft- and hardware tools, soft=- and hardware systems based on and/or with the use of cloud computing technologies;
  • advising organizations on business and management issues in order to improve their effectiveness with rendering services for integrated management of the development and implementation processes of integrated information systems and technologies;
  • analysis of information needs of legal persons and individual entrepreneurs (system analysis, business analysis), advising on the use of information technologies for the purpose of innovation (reengineering) of business processes with the development of technical requirements for information systems and software;
  • audit of information systems and software in the process of their development, introduction and operation for compliance with technical requirements and/or information needs of users;
  • provision of services for the system-technical maintenance of computer equipment and local computer networks of state information systems;
  • rendering of automated services for search, selection, processing and sorting the data on the requests of third persons and providing them with information using the global computer network Internet;
  • activity on design, development, maintenance, realization, operation of software and/or soft- and hardware on the basis of or using the transaction block ledger (blockchain), other distributed decentralized information systems, including those using cryptographic information protection means;
  • development, maintenance, operation and realization of systems of unmanned vehicle control;
  • development, maintenance and realization of hardware and software technologies for the financial sector (contactless technologies for non-cash payments, mobile payments, electronic trading and other), financial information technologies;
  • creation, training of neural networks and other algorithms in specialized sections of artificial intelligence and realization of the results of this activity;
  • development or separate stages of the development of medical technologies, biotechnologies and realization of the results of such developments;
  • development or separate stages of the development of aerospace technologies and realization of the results of such developments;
  • activity on rendering of services to non-residents of the Republic of Belarus using software developed with participation of a resident of the Park of High Technologies (soft- and hardware means) for managing (carrying out) auxiliary production, administrative and business processes of organizations (business process outsourcing);
  • activity on rendering of services on providing through the global computer network Internet of software and technical possibilities to establish contacts and perform transactions between sellers and buyers (including provision of a trading floor operating in the global computer network Internet in real time) using software developed with the participation of a resident of the Park of High Technologies. For the purposes of this activity, if the seller and the buyer are residents of the Republic of Belarus, acceptance of payments, conducting of settlement servicing and other operations upon performance of transactions between them in the territory of the Republic of Belarus shall be carried out in accordance with legislation of the Republic of Belarus;
  • activity on rendering advertising, intermediary services, with the exception of bank operations, being carried out in the global computer network Internet with the use of software developed with participation of a resident of the Park of High Technologies;
  • activities related to development, introduction, realization of the concept of the computational and communication network of physical items equipped with built-in technologies for interaction between themselves and the external environment (Internet of Things);
  • educational activity in the sphere of information and communication technologies, including through the global computer network Internet, according to programs approved by the Park Administration;
  • software publishing activities;
  • rendering of services related to creation and placemen of digital signs (tokens) using the global computer network Internet, including services on promotion digital signs (tokens), consulting and other related services;
  • activity of the cryptographic platform operator;
  • activity of the cryptocurrency exchange operator;
  • mining;
  • other activities using digital signs (tokens), including those containing signs of professional and exchange activities on securities, investment fund activities, securitization, as well as operations on creation and placement of own digital signs (tokens);
  • activity on promoting software, including computer games, for any platforms, including marketing, advertising, consulting services using the global computer network Internet;
  • services of data processing centers;
  • rendering of services on the basis of cloud computing technologies using software and/or soft- and hardware means (systems) developed with participation of a resident of the Park of High Technologies;
  • activity on creation of audiovisual, musical works using software developed with the participation of a resident of the Park of High Technologies, creation of static materials and video materials using computer graphics;
  • activities in the field of cybersports, including preparation of cybersport teams, organization and holding of competitions, organization of their broadcasts, rendering of advertising services while carrying out such activity;
  • other activities in the sphere of new and high technologies according to a decision of the Supervisory Council.

Timeframes

The time for consideration of documents by the HTA Administration can not exceed 1 (one) month.

Our attorneys at law will advise you on all legal matters related to HTP entry in Belarus as well as will help you to understand all regulations about HTP residents activities.