Moscow is a large scientific and industrial metropolis with more than one third of all Russian scientific capacity centered there. It includes 22% of research and development institutions, almost one-third of the total number of the country researchers, more than half of all post-docs, over 44% of PHDs and 19% of university students.
Overall academic and industrial innovation capacity, including intellectual professionals located in Moscow, reaches 60% of all scientific and technological resources of the country. Today, at last 1,200 scientific and industrial companies are engaged in research and development in Moscow.
As for today Moscow occupies the 11th place on the list of the cities, largest innovation centers with considerable innovation capacity, ranked by their investment of the GDP share into the research, development and engineering design, academic research, intellectual property protection, ease to start up a new innovative business, mobility of international researchers and designers.
In many ways, the picture in Moscow reflects the state of the Russian innovation economy progress, which is based on the innovative activities, evaluated through the number of institutions implementing technological innovations. It is lagging behind the leading industrial countries. At the same time Moscow has a considerable capacity for the innovations development. Among the largest cities worldwide the Russian capital is one of the leaders (4 place) in the indicator of “Share of people with university degrees”. This data is correlated with the statistics in the countries worldwide: Russia has the first place in the number of students – 523 students for 10,000 people. For many years Moscow has been leading in the number of universities and students in Russia. Considerable financial resources, which can be directed to stimulate demand for innovative products, have been accumulated in Moscow.
Dozens of business incubators, science parks as well as special economic zones of technical and innovative type, including Science Parks “Slava”, and “Strogino”, Business Incubators of Higher School of Economics and the Academy of National Economy, Zelenograd’s Special Economic Zone, operate on the territory of Moscow.
The availability of the institutions for the innovation development such as “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)”, Rusnano OJSC, Russian Venture Company OJSC, Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology, Foundation “Skolkovo” and others make Moscow considerably competitive.
In the framework of the Moscow positioning as one of the world’s leaders in innovation development Joint Ehibition of Science and Industries takes part in the array of the main specialized international trade shows such as SEMICON, METALEX, SPS/IPC/DRIVES, POWER-GEN International, MIPIM ASIA, Medica and others.
This year, for the first time, Joint Moscow Exposition, organized by the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow, takes part in Nanotech Conference & Expo 2103, the biggest event in nanotechnology internationally.
Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow is the sectorial body of the executive power of the city of Moscow. This department performs the functions of the development and realization of state policy of the city. Areas of which include the sphere of industrial, scientific-technical and innovative activity, as well as support and development of entrepreneurship, creation of a favorable investment climate, attract and support investment in the above areas of activity, development and definition of the directions of use of industrial zones of the city of Moscow, the provision of public services.
Moscow is represented by 20 Moscow scientific and industrial institutions at the joint exposition.
The participants of the joint Moscow stand (¹101) have become 10 organizations, located in the Innovation Territorial Cluster “Zelenograd”: CSC “Institute of Applied Nanotechology”; SNOTRA LLC; Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center; R&D Institute of Precise Mechanical Engineering; Design Center KM211; NT-MDT Co; AMPHORA LABORATORIES LLC; TRONIC JSC; Electrontochmash JSC; Focus Media LLC, including the representatives of the Cluster “Zelenograd” and Moscow Branch of JSC Special Economic Zones.
Participants of the joint exposition are Technospark Nanocenter LLC (Troitsk); Moscow Innovation Development Centre, an Agency for Economic Development established by the Moscow Government and responsible for the development and implementation of governmental programs for the development of high-tech sectors of the city economy; Technopolis “Moscow”, a newly created Russian centre for innovative production; other science institutions, representing Moscow State University Nanocenter: A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences (INEOS); Biotekh-Industriya LLC; Biosensor Academy LLC; Medical Nanotechnology LLC; Advanced Technologies Center LLC; Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department for the Innovation Policy and International Scientific Collaboration.
Cluster “Zelenograd” activities are centered around the development of high tech innovation business in micro-nanoelectronics, electronic devices, complex IT systems based on electronic devices and machines. It has 150 residents.
Technopolis “Moscow” is a newly created Russian center for innovative production. Technopolis provides the most favorable institutional, organizational, legal, engineering and technical conditions for the residents, making it one of the most attractive sites for Russian innovative projects, as well as for international companies engaged in technology transfer.
Participation of the Moscow city exposition in Nanotech Conference & Expo 2103 is targeted at the following goals: to present the infrastructure and means of support for Moscow industries and scientific institutions, to create positive Moscow image as a large international business, industrial and innovation center; as well as support and promote innovation territorial clusters of Moscow (Zelenograd, Troitsk). This will help to attract investors and partners for the creation of high tech scientific and innovative productions on the territory of Moscow. This will enhance conditions for the technology transfer and experience sharing with international partners in high-tech, scientific and innovative business activities. And will promote scientific and industrial products on global markets, develop international collaboration and strengthen scientific and technical business cooperation.
Source: Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow