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Authors of 18 projects became the winners of the annual award.

The Novator of Moscow prize was awarded to the authors of 18 projects; they became the best among the 36 finalists. Sergei Sobyanin told about this in my blog.

“Last year, Moscow took 32nd place in the Global Innovation Index ranking of the 100 leading innovation clusters in the world. Back in 2017, we were in 57th place. In the recently published StartupBlink startup ecosystems ranking for 2021, Moscow was ranked ninth in the world and second among European cities. This recognition is the result of the work of thousands of small and medium-sized companies developing and implementing original innovative products. To encourage them, we have established the Moscow Innovator Prize. And they offered to participate in the competition to all interested inventors, so long as they work or live in Moscow, ”wrote the Mayor of Moscow.

He stressed that this year, in comparison with the previous year, there were 1.5 times more applications for the competition. 740 projects nominated for the award in six priority areas: Medicine and Pharmaceuticals, Artificial Intelligence and Information Technologies, Transport and Logistics, Improvement and Construction, Ecology and Environmental Protection and Public Projects.

Personal therapy and vertical farms in the metropolis

The award was received by the authors of the Oncobox project Andrey Garazha, Anton Buzdin, Maxim Sorokin and Viktor Tkachev. They have created a diagnostic platform that can select effective drugs for the treatment of cancer (in advanced stages and in other difficult cases). The system has already been implemented in clinics in Moscow, Kaluga and Petrozavodsk, and is also used in clinical centers in Germany, Slovenia and Switzerland.

“Thanks to a deep genetic study of tumor cells, analysis of all available anticancer drugs and the use of a recommendation system with elements of artificial intelligence, the platform forms an individual rating of targeted drugs for a particular patient, as well as evaluates the effectiveness of immunotherapy,” said Sergei Sobyanin.

The iFarm project also became the winner of the award (authors – Oleg Kostenko, Maya Gorodova, Natalya Smirnova, Alexey Novokreshchenov, Pavel Zeeman, LLC City Greenhouses Moscow). The company builds and automates urban vertical farms. For their work, IT technologies are used – computer vision, machine learning and predictive analytics. Original recipes for growing crops are loaded into the farm management system through special software, and the staff receive tasks in the form of simple instructions.

“A completely closed system does not depend on external climatic conditions. Growing products does not require the use of pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Vertical farms can be located within the city, so fresh produce reaches the consumer’s table in just a few hours, ”wrote Sergei Sobyanin.

This technology has already launched production in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Helsinki, and it is also planned to create farms in Kaluga, Kamchatka, in the cities of Switzerland and Qatar.

The FarmPrint project was also recognized as one of the best (authors – Vladimir Gordeev, Sergey Kondakov, Dmitry Mikhailov, PharmPrint LLC). The company of the same name produces equipment for the automation of laboratory operations. With it, research becomes more accurate and better. In addition, the productivity of laboratories increases several times, since work can be carried out around the clock.

In addition, the company researches and develops personalized medicines. The exact individual dosage is in demand in pediatrics, when using cardiovascular drugs, analgesics and psychotherapeutic drugs.

Prostheses of the future and climate control for electric buses

The award winners are the authors of the Myo-Interface project Bulat Aitbaev, Ivan Borodin, Sergey Lunev, Artem Yarygin. The team is developing a control system for the hand prosthesis. The device’s sensors will connect directly to the neuromuscular system through the skin and implant in the bone. “In fact, modern prostheses are still far from the ones shown in science fiction films – they are slow to respond and give no feedback. However, developments in this area are progressing at a very fast pace, and, perhaps, an improved artificial hand will soon become a reality, “added Sergei Sobyanin.

Another winners – Alexey Zakatov and Zakhar Bratyakin – came up with the innovative Latrak climate control system, which makes it possible to maintain the required temperature in electric buses. In the summer it works as an air conditioner, and in the cold season it uses the “heat pump” function. This makes it possible to abandon the use of diesel burners of foreign-made climate systems at temperatures up to minus 10 degrees, which now have to be used in the period from October to April.

As a result, the “heating season” in electric buses will be reduced from seven months to two or three weeks a year. The first electric bus with the Latrak system has undergone a full test cycle. Now it is operated in the scientific and technical center of PJSC “KamAZ” in Naberezhnye Chelny. “Competitions like Novator Moskvy prove that innovation is not just dreams or plans. This is the everyday reality of the Moscow economy. Our city occupies a worthy place among megalopolises, where the technologies of tomorrow are born, ”said Sergei Sobyanin.

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