MOSCOW
AGENCY OF
INNOVATIONS
The Agency brings together the efforts of the local government, corporations, and technology companies to develop cutting-edge technologies and implement scalability
THE AGENCY
PROVIDES:
Development programs
Help develop business solutions and integrate them into corporations and urban environments
Services and analytics
Aggregate expert knowledge on all things innovation and provide high-quality analytic deliverables in a convenient format
Events
Provide a platform for discussing the needs of various industries and facilitating collaboration between startups, corporations, and the city
Activities
Needs analysis of participants in the innovation ecosystem
Priority technological areas for the city and businesses
Innovation rollout across the city
International confirmation of
Moscow's success provided by the Agency
Moscow is one of the most digitalized and innovative cities in the world. This is confirmed by the leading positions of the city in presented international rankings:
in the world according to the conditions for startups

Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 by fDi
in Europe and 9th in the world by the level of development of innovation ecosystems
the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink
in the world of artificial intelligence development

Global Cities AI Readiness Index by Oliver Wyman
in the world in terms of quantity and quality of solutions against the covid-19 pandemic
Coronavirus Innovation Map by Startup Blink
Start hub moscow
Start Hub is the central point of the innovation ecosystem of Moscow for the international community

Located right in front of the Kremlin, it unites the best startups, the most important corporations, and venture investors of the city
Top startups
Business space, conference and lecture room
Program objectives
Business services and networking
Event halls and coworking
for residents
Innovations in Moscow
Start Hub Moscow & Startup Ecosystem
Partnership
Start Hub is open for international cooperation with acceleration programs, technology hubs for startups
and business incubators:


— Joint acceleration and educational programs for startups
— Pitching with venture angels and funds
— Online events on entering foreign markets and softlanding programs

The Moscow Innovation
Pilot Program
New technologies get tested in real-life environments provided by large companies and the city
Facilitate the adoption of innovations in the city
Assess technological 
and economic implications 
of the adoption of innovations
Program objectives
Russian and international companies offering innovative solutions
Advantages
Responsibilities
Feedback from potential customers,
Assistance with raising product awareness,
Assessment of the effectiveness and competitiveness of innovations
Providing an innovative solution for testing
Why joining the program?
The program enables entrants to access the infrastructure of Moscow's public and commercial organizations

In-depth project assessment and a joint approach to developing testing methodologies

Unique approach to each pilot in terms of developing the piloting algorithm and efficiency parameters
Governmental and commercial organizations supporting innovations
Advantages
Responsibilities
Scouting for technologies that meet your needs,
Opportunity to compare new products with existing ones,
Pre-purchase product testing with support from product developers,
Efficiency gains through innovation
Prepare and execute tests,
Evaluate test results and prepare suggestions for improvement
mln rub worth of investment raised by companies after completing pilots
applications for piloting submitted by technology companies
650
433
pilots 
in progress
city-owned 
and partner test sites
146
144
Program objectives
Facilitate the adoption
of innovations in the city
Assess technological 
and economic implications 
of the adoption of innovations
MOSCOW ACCELERATOR
Funded by the Government of Moscow 
and its corporate partners, the Moscow Accelerator is a business scaling program for startups in promising industries.
million rubles in raised investment
applications for participation
in the program
868,2
4 826
Partners
SAP, Gazprombank, Bank Otkritie, Post Bank, Megafon, MTS, Severstal, Rosatom, Rostelecom, Ingosstrakh, Yandex, KAMAZ digital
Opportunities for program participants:
Test new solutions and business hypotheses without significant resource costs
Gain access to the pipeline of all innovative projects participating 
in the accelerator
Increase shares on local and enter international markets, gain a competitive advantage 
at the launch stage
With active support from the city, select, adjust, 
and mentor innovative businesses to meet 
the needs of specific 
corporate ecosystems
The program consists of a series of accelerators organized in partnership with corporations.

Commissioned per demand by partner corporations, specific industry- and technology-focused tracks will enable companies identify relevant solutions and tailor them to address business needs.
Why Moscow Accelerator?
The accelerator provides up to 50% in funding for joint acceleration programs.

Experts will help assess corporate needs and select solutions.

Corporate growth through technology: Corporations see a 6-10 month reduction in innovation search and adoption times.
Hackathons
and IT contests
The Moscow Agency of Innovations hosts international hackathons and IT contests to address the challenges faced by local government organizations and corporations.

Our hackathons are online or offline events where teams of IT specialists from all over the world develop new solutions to various social, business, and technology problems.

participants from 30+ countries
teams
13 600+
1 300+
Since 2019
total prize fund
experts and mentors
€450k
200+
Hackathons Worldwide
6 offline international hackathons
in Prague, Riga, Tel-Aviv, Yerevan, Minsk and Almaty
Opportunities for the participants:
Solve real-life problems and implement ideas with government and corporations,
Showcase your hard and soft skills in a competitive environment,
Get a unique experience and boost your CV,
Get a chance to win a cash prize.


Opportunities for the partners:
Provide a challenge for participants and harvest new ideas, solutions, and approaches,
Get an access to the community of talented IT specialists from all over the world,
Spot talent and test potential candidates’ soft and hard skills in a unique environment.
Next project
Moscow City Hack 2022 will take place in the spring of 2022 and will 
be focused on the major challenges faced by megacities in the post-pandemic era.
Venture Guide
The Moscow Venture Market Dashboard is an interactive platform featuring key performance indicators of the city's venture market as well 
as information on promising markets, startups, and investors.
deals and exits from 2017
market niches
1000+
27
International partner options:
Cooperation with innovation agencies and online platforms aggregating information on venture capital markets,
Sharing databases and information on deals, exits, and investors,
Joint research activities,
Mutual promotion of each other's resources,
Startup compilations focused on target technology markets.
CONTACT US
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Moscow Agency of Innovation
located in Moscow, Russia
ic@develop.mos.ru
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