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Tech in Moscow #15 (23 - 29 November 2020)

November 30, 2020, 12:00 (UTC+3)|

The weekly observer of Moscow's tech stories


main news about Moscow's projects, developers and technologies

  • Moscow joins the G20 Smart Cities Alliance project for responsible adoption of digital technologies
  • Moscow will expand the experiment on the integration of AI into the city's healthcare system
  • Yandex has integrated a new neurotechnology into its search engine
  • MTS and Ericsson will build a commercial 5G-ready dedicated network for a gold mining company (Cards of MTS)
  • Russian companies Petrovax and Intellodzhik are investigating a drug to treat complications of COVID-19 using AI (Card of


The Ministry of Digital Development released the application “Gosuslugi. Covid tracker"

Moscow plans to pilot an introduction of an electronic passport by the end of 2021

The Government of Russia plans to simplify registration of software for medical devices

Russia plans to put marine autonomous vehicles into operation

More news →


  • Ozon raised $990 million in its initial public offering on Nasdaq (Cards of Ozon)
  • Russian online cinema ivi filed for IPO in the USA  (Card of ivi)
  • Sberbank acquired a stake in an AI service for placing ads with content context analysis Watchout!AI


researches, monitorings, reports and other analytics of Moscow and Russian IT market

  • IDC: Russia’s smartphone market rebounded from the COVID-19 downturn  →
  • HSE (HIGHER SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS): pocket data book by HSE contains the most recent statistical data representing the level and dynamics of the digital economy development in the Russian Federation →


GSMA Thrive Eurasia: trends and development of communications infrastructure for 5G in Russia

Russian experts discussed 5G development trends of the Russian market and the improvement of communications infrastructure for the implementation of 5G networks during GSMA Thrive Eurasia conference held on November 11-12. ICT.Moscow has collected the key points of this discussion in one article.

Read full overview → 

On November 24, the Doha Smart Cities Summit was held, which brought together the world's leading megacities developing the concept of a smart city - Moscow, Singapore and Amsterdam, as well as government and business structures, high-tech enterprises and universities from different countries.

After the main part of the summit, 4 panel sessions were organized on various topics related to the creation and promotion of smart cities, including cybersecurity, mobility and unmanned transport, sustainable development, and the effectiveness of smart technologies during a pandemic. Nicholas Palmer, Head of International Development at Group-IB, and Andrey Telenkov, CEO of NTechLab shared the most successful cases and technologies of smart cities that are already being applied in practice in Russia, shared their vision of the future development of megacities in the post-pandemic world.

Watch video of all panels →


discover people who stand behind the innovative companies and projects in Moscow

Nicholas Palmer, Head of International Development at Group-IB | Facebook | LinkedIn

Alexander Polyakov, Director of the Moscow Research and Development Institute for Urban Transportation MosTransProekt | Facebook

Alexander Shulgin, CEO of Ozon | Facebook | LinkedIn | Crunchbase

Oleg Tumanov, Founder and CEO of | LinkedIn | Crunchbase

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