Researchers from the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK), studied patent data from 2008 to 2016 and compiled a ranking of Russian cities by number of pending invention patents. The paper discusses the technological specialization and patent portfolios of the Russian ‘technograds’ — the cities which are the key actors in contributing to the development of new technologies in the country.
Eleven cities have been identified as leaders (producing over 50% of all patented inventions in total). They are the domains that make the highest contribution in the national development of new technology:
In terms of their biggest types of technological output, Russia’s tech cities fall in three groups: