January 26, 2024

The Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan is announcing extension of a call for proposals for the Productive Sector Consortia I: Competence Centers grant program within the Fostering Productive Innovation Project.

The Grant Program aims to create Artificial Intelligence R&D centers to address systemic industry problems by developing new technologies (R&D), modeling and improving production processes on a laboratory scale ("model factory"), and analyzing and proposing recommendations on industry development.

Applications are accepted through the Portal (www.astanahub.com) till February 12, 2024 at 6 p.m. Astana time.*

For more information on the grant program, see the Productive Sector Consortia I Grant Program Manual at www.fpip.kz (http://fpip.kz/index.php/ru/).

Applications shall be submitted in English, Kazakh and/or Russian. Completing the form in English is mandatory, as projects’ applications are evaluated by international experts. Applicants should carefully read and comply with all the requirements of the Grant Program Manual.

All requirements must be strictly adhered to. Applications that do not comply with the eligibility rules will be rejected and will not be accepted for a review. Before completing the application form, please also carefully read the environmental requirements for the subprojects and the list of activities not eligible for funding under the Project.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +7 777 149 80 36


Applications are submitted via the Astanahub electronic portal at the following link: https://astanahub.com/ru/l/gup-grant-programs.

* The deadline for accepting applications can be extended in agreement with the World Bank.