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Moscow improved its position in the Global Innovation Index of the world's 100 leading innovation clusters in 2020

September 22, 2020|
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Moscow was ranked 32nd in the Global Innovation Index of the world’s 100 leading innovation clusters in 2020, rising one position compared with the previous year.

The ranking of innovative clusters has been published annually since 2017, during this period Moscow has improved by 25 positions, says Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations.

The innovative clusters in the ranking include both individual cities and urban agglomerations. Tokyo - Yokohama, Shenzhen - Hong Kong - Guangzhou, Seoul, Beijing and San Jose - San Francisco entered the top 5 of the ranking of innovation clusters this year. In the ranking Moscow is close to such cities as Singapore, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and is ahead of Stockholm, Melbourne, Toronto, Zurich.

Vladimir Efimov

Deputy Mayor for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations

The compilers of the ranking analyzed the number of patent applications and the number of scientific publications, which are reflected for each cluster in the databases of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Web of Science. Moscow has 2060 patents and 58153 publications in these databases.

Previously the Russian capital was included in the top 20 most promising technological cities in Europe, and also moved up 16 places in the global Smart City Index.

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