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Tech in Moscow #19 (21 December 2020 - 17 January 2021)

January 18, 2021|

The weekly observer of Moscow's tech stories


main news about Moscow's projects, developers and technologies

  • Moscow improved its position in the global ranking of smart cities
  • Diagnostic devices of Moscow hospitals and clinics united into a single digital network
  • Telecom operators have invested around $311 million in infrastructure development in Moscow in 2020
  • Skolkovo has launched a map of Russian AI-based solutions with a potential to fulfill the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Self-isolation Index by Yandex won the gold prize of the Eurobest festival


Vladimir Putin signed a decree on holding the Year of Science and Technology in Russia in 2021

Russia will create a register of domestic microelectronics developers to receive benefits through the tax maneuver

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has approved the creation of a 5G joint venture by communication operators

More news →


  • Botkin.AI raised $2.1 million for further development and international expansion (Card of
  • NFWare, the developer of virtualized networking software, raises $1.4 million for development (Cards of NFWare)


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

  • Mediascope: Internet penetration among the younger population (up to 44 years old) in Russian exceeded 90%, and among the youngest Russians (12-24 years old) approached  nearly 100%  in 2020 →
  • AppAnnie: Russia is ahead of all European countries in the amount of time spent in video streaming applications →
  • Bank of America: The cost of taxi rides from online aggregators in Russia increased by 50-70%
  • Deloitte: in 10 years the share of Russian operators' equipment with an open interface may reach 80%


some materials about smart city in 2020 from The Smart City Journal

Automated and smart mobility demos - a key step towards the European smart city of the future →

An article about The Show project, the largest research and demo project ever launched in Europe, that will support the deployment of various autonomous transport applications in 20 European cities across a 2-year period starting in 2021. Some 70 real-life urban demonstrations of autonomous mobility use cases to be deployed as part of the project. 

An interview with Sharon Daniels, CEO of Arria NLG on how AI can foster Smart City adoption and help municipalities navigate their way through the pandemic

With natural language generation, machine learning and automation, smart city and modernisation programs are empowered to improve workforce efficiency and improve quality of life for constituents during the pandemic.


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

Sergey Dutov, Director of business development and industrial partnerships at Skolkovo Innovation Centre, Founder of Sk[ai]HUB project | LinkedIn

Tonya Samsonova, Head of Social Services at Yandex | FacebookLinkedIn

Sergey Usilin, Executive Director of Smart Engines | Facebook | LinkedIn

Alexander Lyskovsky, Founder and President of iFarm | Facebook | LinkedIn

Alexander Britkin, Co-Founder & CEO of NFWare | LinkedIn | Crunchbase 

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