Innovation Cluster of Nazarbayev University

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At this point, the NU innovation cluster has become a vibrant innovation hub in Kazakhstan which covers not only the city of Nur-Sultan but also the regions of Kazakhstan and neighbouring countries. Development of the Nazarbayev University innovation ecosystem that inspires and connects talented people and teams encourage innovation and creativity, cultivates entrepreneurship culture, thrives through synergy between science and business, helps to turn ideas into actions and bring innovative projects to the local and international markets. Since 2019 NURIS began to give startups pre-seed funding (up to KZT 3M).
Learn more about free services available for students, a bunch of funded programs aimed fo support you in your entrepreneurial journey.
Discover how NURIS can support you to bring your research and innovative ideas to market, how to be involved in R&D projects and high-tech startups.
Did you know about our fully equipped co-workings and workshop spaces were you free to create digital projects and 3D printed models? If not, go-ahead to discover!
Explore the ways your company can get access to outstanding infrastructure and collaborate with Nazarbayev University staff and students.
Our Programs for Startups
Accelerators and Incubators - find what suits your startup best
An intensive 6-8 week acceleration program for startups that already have MVP/prototype and want to enter the market and/or get investment
Applications open
A program that helps talented people and teams to turn their innovative ideas into viable business in 3 months
Applications open in June
Aa program for searching and adapting start-up projects to the needs of the company with integration into production processes
Applications open soon
Tech Central Asia Startup Program - Designed for Central Asia regions (excluding Nur-Sultan and Almaty). Covers 8 cities of Kazakhstan and Central Asia
In 2020 we launched our first English language incubation program in cooperation with the Founder Institute (USA)
Applications open
Take part in the world's largest green business ideas competition 2021. Battle your way to success during National Competitions, Regional Finals and the Global Grand Final.
Our Infrastructure
We are proud to present our developed Innovation Infrastructure and Services,
helping us to support the stream of knowledge-intensive and high-tech startups
  • Technopark
    Technopark is open to inventors, professionals and businessmen! Its main goals is to foster collaboration of NU faculty and students with innovative companies
  • Astana-Technopolis SEZ
    The Special Economic Zone "Astana-Technopolis" created by the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2017.
  • Machine Shop
    Machine Shop is a prototyping center providing design and
    manufacturing services for Nazarbayev University, startup and innovation community
  • Renewable Energy Testsite
    The Testsite will allow innovative companies to carry out research on renewable energy, energy efficiency and their integration with the traditional power grid.
  • Digital Creativity Laboratory
    DC LAB is a center of digital creativity and media co-working for the community of designers, illustrators, video makers, photographers and game developers
  • Digital Fabrication Laboratory
    NURIS FabLab is a co-working laboratory open for anyone who is interested in prototyping, STEM education, innovations and inventions.
Upcoming Events | Trainings | Courses
Regular Hackathons for Makers and Creatives
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Some impressive NURIS figures
3000+ people
a year take part in events organized by NURIS
400 applications
submitted to the incubation and acceleration programs annually
117 startups
graduated from incubation and acceleration programs since 2016
23 projects
received pre-seed and seed funding (total of KZT 86M) in 2019
Want to know more about NURIS?
Here are highlighted News and Blog posts for your attention
NURIS - Bridge for Research Cooperation Among Universities in Kazakhstan
"NURIS" PI commenced operations on establishing cooperation in the field of scientific research between scientists of universities in Kazakhstan.
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Start-up of Nazarbayev University Student Received Foreign Investment of $ 110,000
Interview with the alumni of the ABC Incubation Program and the ABC Quick Start Program, a student at Nazarbayev University, Miras Sovetov
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First Pre-accelerator program for Central Asian Startups launches
The program is one of the first stages that will build the base for high-quality hardware startups by providing assistance, services and funding.
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Residents of Nazarbayev University Technopark will launch product on the domestic market
EGIStic, on the basis of Technopark, created a competitive product and announced that it will be launched into the domestic market.
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For startups
  • Business Acceleration
  • Templates
for industry, researchers
and NU staff
  • Workshops
  • How to make a website
  • Design course
  • Explore
NURIS Infrastructure
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Code Export
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