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The Deputy Minister of economic development Oksana Tarasenko took part in the third meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Moscow Innovation Cluster Foundation (MIC) that took place at the site of I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. More than 17.5 thousand organizations from Moscow and Russian regions are already registered at the Foundation's platform as well as the Moscow Accelerator program which is aimed at developing the urban innovation ecosystem and provides support for scaling innovative solutions for startups and corporations.
Oksana Tarasenko is sure the cluster is useful for high-tech companies and helps them meet their needs in terms of receiving support measures, finding customers and other services. “Out of the huge number of new residents, almost a third - 5 thousand - are regional ones, we hope that regions will actively use the current system and create analogs at home,” the Deputy Minister said.
Two agreements were signed at the meeting. The Moscow MIC Foundation has signed agreement with the Beijing Zhongguancun Technology Park on cooperation in the field of innovation, research and development in advanced areas of world science and technology. The Moscow Government has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property. It is planned to develop mechanisms for supporting Moscow SMEs in the form of providing guarantees under loan agreements, organize joint conferences, seminars, exhibitions, competitions, assist in training specialists and conducting research in the field of legal protection and use of intellectual property, etc.
"Today we see our capital is turning into one of the best places for innovation. This is confirmed by the authoritative international rating of Startup Ecosystem, where we occupy a place in the top ten and improve our position every year," Oksana Tarasenko noted. She also added that two innovative research and technology centers have been established and are successfully operating in Moscow, which also make a significant contribution to increasing the investment attractiveness of research and development and their commercialization.
The event was attended by Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin and Beijing mayor Ch. Jining, the Governor of the Sverdlovsk region E. V. Kuyvashev, and the Foundation acting General Director A. Valetov and others.