Kazakhstan has no barriers for innovations: opinion

25 июня 2013, 14:22

Government monopolies don't hinder development of innovations in Kazakhstan, the global innovations expert Yonatan Adiri said at the 1st International Forum called Innovations: The Era of Continuous Revolutions.

The expert spoke about contemporary innovations that can change the economy of both a single country and the whole world. For example, speaking about 3D printing technology Adiri said that transport and logistics companies should have started beating the alarm long time ago since consumers can use 3D printers to produce what they need without having to order the goods from abroad and waiting for their delivery from the manufacturer.

Adiri believes that the technologies are developing too fast and this infringes on the interests of many countries. The expert foresees that Chinese cheap labor policies will soon undergo some changes, as many production corporations close their factories in China to move them back to their home countries, because use of new technologies allow to rationalize the production process and, thus, eliminate the advantage of the cheap labor.

The expert advises Kazakhstan citizens to think big and strive for innovations of doubtless relevancy, as implementation of relevant innovations will not be hindered even by pro-government organizations and companies that have monopolies in certain science and equipment production. Adiri believes that the authorities have to understand that any worthy innovation will appear in the future anyway and it will be beneficial for the country to have it implemented on its territory.

However, some innovations may be harmful. Adiri gave an example of Liberator gun that was produced in the U.S. with the help of 3D printing technology. The expert said that the country’s authorities tried to suppress distribution of sketches of these weapons, but one they were uploaded on the Internet the guidelines for producing the gun became available to the public.

A recent scandal around the leak of information that the United States are spying on clients of global telecommunication corporations is yet another example of innovations harming a country’s reputation. According to Adiri, disclosure of this information can result in deterioration of diplomatic relations between the United States and other countries. However, the expert believes that the authorities have to be ready to pay the price for the intonational development.

Yonatan Adiri. ©kfmr.kz

Yonatan Adiri. ©kfmr.kz

In 2012 Adiri received the title of the Young Global Leader in Switzerland. The 30-y.o. man has already launched several investment projects and is the CEO of Diagnose.Me company that specializes in use of digital technologies in healthcare. In 2008-2010 Adiri worked as an adviser to Israel President Shimon Peres for technological innovations.

By Dmitriy Khegai from Tengrinews.kz

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