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February 12, 2022, 09:03


The award winners found new customers, including those abroad, attracted large partners and created new product models.

This week in the capital opened the acceptance of applications for participation in the competition for the award “Innovator of Moscow”. She is awarded for the best innovative projects and developments in various industries – from industry and medicine to transport and ecology.

“Prizes range from 500,000 to 1.5 million rubles, but even more important for the contestants is the attention of investors and potential partners. Participants of previous years were able to expand their production and reach a new level. The products developed by them appeared on marketplaces and retail chains. And there is already a demand for some solutions in foreign markets,” noted

Natalya Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

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Smart mini-farms and biomicrogel instead of soap

The winner in the “Innovation Leaders” nomination, who developed eco-friendly cleaning products, launched sales in large chain stores and marketplaces after the award. These detergents work with a unique bio-microgel technology that coats and removes any surface contamination.

The gel is made from natural elements – polysaccharides, such as apple pomace, beet pulp, sunflower baskets and corn. Due to this, the product does not harm nature, people and animals, and also decomposes after use by 98 percent in 24 hours.

New orders were also received by the company, which introduced automated vertical farms. These are multi-tiered systems in which the growth of crops is controlled by artificial intelligence. Human intervention is minimal, and the program itself provides automatic watering, controls lighting and temperature. Such farms can be placed in any enclosed space, such as a restaurant. The technology allows growing fresh lettuce, vegetables and berries even in regions with unfavorable climate.

Entrepreneurs won in the “Reality-Changing” category in the field of artificial intelligence and information technology and received several requests to build their farms in other countries at once.

Fast and convenient: evacuation of people with limited mobility

Ilya and Evgeny Spektors won the Moscow Innovator competition in the Public Projects nomination. A father and son from a dynasty of engineers came up with a replacement for the clumsy stretcher, which, during fires and emergencies, rescues bedridden patients and people with limited mobility.

The developers suggested using an evacuation mat and a convenient evacuation mattress pad so that even heavy people can be carried up the stairs. These devices weigh several times less than traditional stretchers, which also have restrictions on the weight of the patient. With the help of special straps, two people can effortlessly move the mat or pad with a patient weighing up to 160 kilograms on the floor and stairs. And for the evacuation of babies, for example, in maternity hospitals, they came up with a special bag and apron. These aids help staff carry both adults and children to safety in half the time they would in the traditional way.


In addition, the entrepreneurs have developed a full-size prototype of a new version of the evacuation tool. It is intended for patients connected to a ventilator. A special device is attached to the evacuation pad at the bottom of the patient’s mattress to secure the ventilator and oxygen cylinder. At the same time, the substrate is designed for additional weight, since it is necessary to evacuate not only the patient, but also medical equipment weighing about 20 kilograms. This type of transport is safer for the patient as the patient is not disconnected from the ventilator.

The company is now planning to test a new version of its product as part of the city’s innovative solutions pilot testing program, implemented by the Moscow Innovation Agency.

Already more than 150 partners: aggregator for the service sector

Another winner of the award was the team of developers of the digital platform for personal services. The authors of the project were noted in the nomination “Changing Reality” within the framework of the area of ​​​​improvement and construction. Entrepreneurs have created a service for the housing and communal services market, which works on the principle of an aggregator. With it, you can call any master – from a plumber and electrician to a cleaning specialist.

The project is focused on working with housing and communal services organizations. Today, management organizations, developers, telecom companies and retailers have access to the platform – in total, more than 150 partners have connected.


With the help of the service, the managing organization can find out the price for the service and schedule a visit of the master for a certain time. Residents who receive services are issued cash receipts and a guarantee for the work performed, and performers pay taxes on their income.

After winning the Moscow Innovator competition, the company managed to hire additional developers to develop the service and attract new major partners – developers who connected their homes to the platform. Several large housing estates also approached with a proposal of cooperation.

“The award gives confidence in oneself, which helps to multiply the volume of services provided to residents and attract even more self-employed performers to solve everyday problems,” Andriy Yatsenko added.

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The organizer of the competition “Innovator of Moscow” is the city Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development, operator – Moscow Innovation Agency. The award is given in three nominations, they are called “Project of the Future” (innovative idea), “Changing Reality” (startup) and “Innovation Leaders” (operating business). Each of them has six directions. This year, these are medicine and pharmaceuticals, industry, transport and logistics, landscaping and construction, ecology and environmental protection, and public projects.

You can find out more and apply for participation in the Innovator of Moscow competition on the website project. Questions can be sent by email to:

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