Novosibirsk region is the leading region of Siberia in economy, industry, agriculture and science. The population of the region is 2.8 million people. 13 million people live in radius of 700 km – it is a half the population of Siberia and the Far East. Novosibirsk is the third largest city in Russia. The region's economy is characterized by a high diversification and significant innovative potential. The region's economic growth drivers are industrial and construction industry, real estate market, science, transport, communications and information technologies. There are 52 academy institutes, 79 scientific research institutes, more than 100 large and 1700 small enterprises related to technical and innovative activities.