Microsoft Innovation Centers operate in 60 countries around the world. Several such centers have opened in Russia at the largest universities in Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Tomsk, Kazan and Kaliningrad. Opening of Innovation Centers is designed as part of Microsoft Initiative to accelerate development of the Russian software industry.
Microsoft Innovation Center of Kazan University is an open door, "entry point" for interaction between companies with strong IT-infrastructure, small and medium sized companies, the IT-industry, universities and other research and educational organizations, government and civil society organizations in areas of research, development, deployment and commercialization of a wide range of joint projects on the Microsoft. Especially - innovative, knowledge-based and interdisciplinary projects.