Yuriy Saprykin graduated from Department of Applied Mathematics at Kuban State University in Systems Programming. He was a Deputy to the Krasnodar Territory Legislative Council, where he was a member of the Science and Education Committee. In this position, he focused on legislation on science and innovation, communications between institutes and research facilities and innovation infrastructure.
2013: Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Education and Science, where he oversaw innovation and information projects, as well as volunteering in sports etc. 2014: joined Skolkovo Technopark as Deputy CEO. He was appointed Vice-President Development of Russian Far East in 2016 and Vice-President for Regional and International Development in 2016.