Economy • 15 February, 2018

Bakytzhan Sagintayev holds a meeting with Gunter Pauli

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Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev met with the international expert in the field of innovation development, Gunter Pauli, reports the press service of Prime Minister.

During the meeting, issues of industrial and innovative development of Kazakhstan with the use of global technological developments and attracting the interest of domestic and foreign entrepreneurs to innovative business projects were discussed.

Gunter Pauli is the author of 'The Blue Economy: 10 Years, 100 Innovations, 100 Million Jobs' that shows how imitating natural processes can create new successful business models that will have economic, social and environmental benefits. It offers an alternative to conventional industrial processes, shifting the focus from the use of fossil resources to the application of simpler and more ecological technologies.

Basic principles of the Blue Economy:

  • any resource can be replaced by another if it is needed for production;

  • in nature there is no waste;

  • any by-product is the source for a new product.

 

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