Smart home, eco-friendly buses and applications for smartphones and computers, these projects showed in the Minsk high technology Park. The result is a multi-million dollar contracts with well-known companies.
High technology Park - center of the Belarusian IT-industry. The world business sharks hunt here for new ideas and start-UPS in the future, promising a lot of money. One of the world's most popular application for messaging and video calls was developed here. The Japanese poured almost a billion dollars.
Now on the wall of Fame guys who invented an application for smartphones where you can try on different masks. The founder of Facebook mark Zuckerberg bought him for $ 100 million. In the Park are developing a lot of computer programs for business, industry and medicine. High-tech Park delivers is not so much a bit more than 2% of the total Belarusian exports. However, in numbers, it is $ 700 million.
The Assembly line in Minsk is about to come down the first Belarusian buses - environmentally friendly public transport. Cars run on batteries charged at terminal stations. 5 minute charging time - 10-12 km. It is a revolution in public transport. Transport companies save on fuel and electricity. In the production of the buses is slightly more expensive, than buses and trolleybuses, but in the end be more profitable. And it is not necessary to entangle the contact lines of the whole city. Energy is also consumed sparingly. Every time the driver presses the brake, the battery energizes. In urban traffic and congestion happens all the time. On the streets of Minsk buses will appear later this year.
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