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The enterprise produces electronic components for aviation and space, medicine, computer vision and other high-tech systems.

There are 42 technoparks in Moscow, employing over 67,000 qualified specialists. The total area of ​​the capital’s research and production sites is more than 2.3 million square meters. One of them – the Scientific and Technical Center (STC) “Module”, operating in the Airport area, was visited by Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Yuri Borisov, Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyaninand the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency Veronika Skvortsova.

“We continue to support and develop technoparks in Moscow. This is one of the main directions for the technological revolution of the future. Today, more than 40 technoparks are in operation, employing 67 thousand people. These are mainly young people – developers, engineers, designers, who create new types of products, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

Components for Artificial Intelligence and Complex Electronics

Technopark “Modul”, located at the 4th street, 8 Marta, building 3, consists of six buildings with a total area of ​​14.5 thousand square meters.

18 high-tech companies, employing 695 people, have located their production and research units in the technopark. The total revenue of residents and tenants is about 2.8 billion rubles a year, and the average salary of employees is 121 thousand rubles a month.

The management company and the main resident of the technopark is the Scientific and Technical Center Modul CJSC, founded in 1990, a manufacturer of electronic on-board equipment, microcomputers and neural network infrastructure.

The developments presented by the company are divided into three blocks. The first includes a multimedia scheme, which experts have turned into a kind of single-board computers.

“We actually closed the entire development cycle on ourselves. If we used to share the model and give the physical design to third-party companies, now we have topologists, logical designers, and system designers, ”explained Ilya Savinkov, First Deputy General Director of the Modul Technopark.

The second block is navigation equipment, and the neural network hardware systems implemented on the electronic component base of the technopark are assigned to the third block.

The company produces powerful digital processors for artificial intelligence and digital signal processing, which are used in almost all areas of complex electronics use.

The product list also includes:

– navigation processors designed for high-precision navigation devices used in autonomous vehicles, robotic systems and for solving other tasks requiring positioning with millimeter accuracy;

– digital software receivers and other onboard equipment for controlling aircraft and spacecraft;

– computing modules and data exchange devices for aviation systems.

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The main consumers of these products are PJSC Sukhoi Company, state corporations Rostec and Roscosmos, PJSC Scientific and Production Corporation Irkut, JSC Scientific and Production Association named after S.А. Lavochkin “, JSC” Information satellite systems named after academician M.F. Reshetnev “and other organizations of the space and aviation industry.

Products of STC “Modul” are installed on all GLONASS spacecraft launched in recent years and on the latest models of aviation technology.

The enterprise also produces microcomputers – digital devices designed to be used as a universal hardware and software platform for receiving, processing, storing and transmitting data in real time. Microcomputers allow you to analyze and process images in industrial automation systems, robotics, security systems, conditional access and video surveillance systems, various control systems, including smart home.

The main consumers of the products are JSC Research Institute of Microelectronic Equipment Progress, PJSC Mikron, developers of industrial automation systems.

In recent years, the most important area of ​​activity of the STC “Module” has become the production of infrastructure elements for the Neuromatrix neural network hardware and software complex: compact neural network computers (NM Stick module) and neural network accelerators (NM Card module).

The Neuromatrix complex is the only fully Russian hardware platform for artificial intelligence systems. It is used in the framework of the project for the creation of mobile medical complexes for computed and magnetic resonance imaging, which is being implemented by the STC “Modul”, the “Shvabe” holding and the research and production association “Mobile Clinics”.

The technopark plans to further update the infrastructure and property complex, develop scientific and technical potential, said Ilya Savinkov. According to him, the company operates university programs, and young personnel are involved in cooperation in various fields. Medicine has become one of the new areas for the technopark.

Last year, the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, together with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, began interdepartmental cooperation to create medical artificial intelligence systems based on domestic radio electronics and microelectronic products and processes, said Veronika Skvortsova.

“Much has already been done in 2020. First of all, create a neural network for the recognition of visual images from medical devices. We started working with CT scans of the lungs of patients with a new coronavirus infection. A line of five sequential programs of hardware systems was created, which will allow receiving information from a computer tomogram from 20 centers of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency and sequentially processing, normalizing these images, carrying out professional marking and then giving an expert opinion, ”she clarified.

According to Veronika Skvortsova, the possibility of creating additional products is currently being considered. So, there is a separate program in neuropathomorphology for psychological and pathomorphological sections at the Moscow Research Oncological Institute named after P.A. Herzen, as well as a neuro-oncology program for a wide variety of visual images in cancer and a special program for basic sciences.

The status of a technopark was assigned to STC “Module” by the Moscow Government in June 2016.

Over the past five years, 519 million rubles have been invested in its modernization – 25 percent of these funds were mobilized through tax incentives provided by the city (132 million rubles) and subsidies for the development of the property complex (5.9 million rubles).

In the fall of 2020, STC “Module” put into operation a line for the production of components of the Neuromatrix complex and other products. At the end of 2020, the modernization of the production hall with an area of ​​800 square meters was completed.

The technopark also created a medical artificial intelligence laboratory equipped with DGX-2 supercomputers. The laboratory ranks second in Russia in terms of computing power.

The laboratory’s unique computing power can be used to implement artificial intelligence projects in any industry. Startups, medium-sized technology companies, large players in the neural network market, or companies interested in carrying out complex research and commercial calculations can cooperate with it.

Major residents of the Modul Technopark include:

– LLC “Hema” (founded in 1998) – a manufacturer of drugs and materials used for medical purposes, including sets of bioreagents. The office of the enterprise is located in the technopark. Among the consumers of the products are the State Unitary Enterprise “Mosvodostok”, the National Medical Research Center of Oncology named after N.N. Blokhin;

– non-profit organization “Association GLONASS / GNSS-Forum” (founded in 2007) – an association of developers, manufacturers and consumers of navigation equipment and applications, the main goal of which is to promote goods and services on the Russian and foreign markets based on the GLONASS system;

– JSC Spetstekhmash (founded in 2016) is a developer and manufacturer of equipment for the military-industrial complex, including container bodies, box bodies and block modules with life support systems. The products are supplied by the Russian Ministry of Defense, and their certification is carried out in the technopark.

Technoparks – a new face of Moscow industry

More than two thousand high-tech companies work in the capital’s technoparks. The vacancy rate for rental space averages just over one percent.

Five investment projects are underway to create new technology parks.

Moscow technoparks today are not only high-quality production, laboratory and office premises, but also a powerful laboratory, production and testing base. More than 100 centers for collective use of equipment have been opened in technoparks, 45 percent of which are objects of research infrastructure. In particular, residents of technoparks can use expensive and unique equipment:

– resource centers of the Kurchatov Institute Research Center, including equipment for a wide range of measurements, research, and technological work;

– the technological center for collective use of the Slava Technopark in the direction of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials;

– Certification center of Technopark “Agat”, which provides testing of the quality and durability of products;

– other engineering centers, clean rooms and prototyping centers.

The volume of investments in the development of Moscow technoparks in 2016–2019 amounted to more than 37 billion rubles.

The city’s measures to support technology parks include tax incentives for income tax, land tax and property tax, as well as a reduction in land rent rates. In some cases, subsidies are provided for the development of the property complex of the technopark.

The use of tax incentives allows technology parks and their residents to reduce the tax burden on regional taxes by up to 25 percent compared to the usual level.

The total amount of benefits for four years amounted to 4.5 billion rubles. Thus, for one ruble of tax benefits from the city, there are eight rubles of private investment.

Type of deduction

Current Bid

Preferential rate for technoparks

Income tax to the Moscow budget

18 percent

16.5 percent

(for owners, management companies and anchor residents of technoparks)

Property tax

2.2 percent

Zero percent on real estate

Land tax

1.5 percent of the cadastral value

0.7 percent of the amount of the accrued tax is paid

Land rent

0.01-1.5 percent of the cadastral value

0.01 percent of the cadastral value

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