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18 November 2021, 09:01

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Experts highly appreciated the activities of the Moscow Innovation Cluster and the Moscow Innovation Agency.

The Moscow government took second place among government agencies at the Global ICT Excellence Awards in the Startup Ecosystem nomination. The award goes to organizations that have implemented the most successful startup support projects. First place goes to the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The laureates were announced at the 25th World Congress of Information Technology WCIT.

“Even the most disruptive projects and ideas first need conditions for growth. An entire ecosystem has been created for innovators in Moscow. It includes technoparks with all the necessary infrastructure, educational and acceleration programs, industry competitions, and a pilot innovation program that is unique in the world. The prize received is the result of the well-coordinated work of specialists from city institutions and the professional community, ”said

Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

The jury of the award highly appreciated the programs of the Moscow Government for technological entrepreneurship. In particular, the experts noted the activities of the Moscow Innovation Cluster (MIC), Aimed at transforming startups into a full-scale innovative business.

According to Natalia Sergunina, the cluster has combined all the main elements of the urban ecosystem for innovators. With its help, you can find partners and investors, organize production, establish cooperation with large companies, industrial, educational and scientific organizations.

Within the framework of the MIC, 11 intersectoral clusters have been formed, specializing in developments in the field of artificial intelligence, medicines, motor sports and others. More than 10 thousand specialists from various fields are involved in these projects alone.

More than 30 thousand organizations from Moscow and 80 more regions of Russia have already joined the Moscow innovation cluster. The cluster is supervised by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development, and the city is responsible for its digital capabilities. Department of Information Technology

“For the development of start-ups, an infrastructure has been created in Moscow, which, in addition to technology parks and the Moscow innovation cluster, includes the Digital Business Space and Start Hub sites on Krasny Oktyabr,” added the head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development

Alexey Fursin

The jury also praised the programs Moscow innovation agency… Among them is the Moscow Accelerator project for scaling innovative solutions in promising industries in partnership with leading corporations. For two years, 13 thematic tracks were organized, for participation in which more than 4.8 thousand applications were received. Another major project is an innovation pilot testing program designed to test off-the-shelf technological products in an urban environment. More than 140 sites in 18 industries are available for piloting. At the moment, 110 tests have been completed, another 41 are in the testing process.

The Global ICT Excellence Awards have been awarded for over 20 years for the best innovative solutions in the private and public sector, aimed at developing information and communication technologies and improving the quality of life of people. Its founder is the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA). The organization includes more than 80 countries.

The Moscow Innovation Agency brings together representatives of government and business, as well as technology companies to jointly solve the problems of creating, testing and implementing high-tech projects in the capital. It is supervised by the city’s Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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