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The Moscow Accelerator program and technology competitions of the cluster contribute to an increase in the inflow of investments.

During the year, participants in development programs Moscow innovation cluster (MIC) raised 190 million rubles. More than 140 million rubles of them came thanks to the program “Moscow accelerator”held by MIC together with Moscow Innovation Agency… Another 50 million rubles were attracted by technology competitions.

“The digital platform combines all the support measures and development programs that exist in the city. The events of the “Moscow Accelerator”, as well as technology competitions of the cluster, are especially popular among the participants of the MIC. Such programs allow to increase the inflow of investments into innovative projects “, – said the head

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of the City of Moscow Alexey Fursin…

The first MIC competition was related to employment, the second united startups in the sports industry. In the fall, the Game Innovators (near-game industries) and EdTech Challenge (technologies in education) contests were launched, competitions are planned for Industry 4.0, the tourism industry, and also aimed at supporting socially responsible initiatives. As a result of past competitions, more than 20 pilot projects have already been created, and another 50 are planned in the future.

“Together with MIC, we held the first-of-its-kind industry competition Social Tech Challenge, which selected 28 of the best young Russian teams in HR and EdTech. The winning companies are already changing the labor market in Moscow and Russia – this is evidenced by dozens of implemented pilot projects with the country’s largest corporations. The contestants are integrated into the market infrastructure and today they can be competitive on a par with major players, “said Andrey Krylov, head of the partner company of the first technology competition MIK Social Tech Challenge.

The number of participants in the Moscow innovation cluster has grown almost 20 times over the year

The Moscow Innovation Cluster is a platform for introducing innovations and expanding cooperation between corporations, industrial enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, educational and scientific organizations, development institutions and the city. The project is being implemented with the support of the City Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. Opportunities for interaction between the participants of the innovation system are provided by the platform I. moskov, the functional development of which provides urban Information Technology Department…

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