31 October 2013, 13:55

Moscow becomes new innovations workshop

Moscow becomes new innovations workshop

Moscow is gradually becoming accustomed to producing innovations, which are now seen less as exotics and piece goods. Innovations have finally found their niche in the capital’s market, creating new jobs and services, Sergei Sobyanin said today at the Open Innovations forum.

Innovative productions have stopped being exotic in Moscow. Innovations have established themselves as a system of full value, which develops actively, creates new jobs and offers new commodities and services, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said at the opening ceremony of the "Open Innovations" Forum in Moscow.

"The effort to create a favorable investment climate and innovative infrastructure did not pass unnoticed by international specialists," he said.

Moscow ranks 75th in the global rating of innovative cities, "and I think we may be upgraded further," Sobyanin continued.

He also said that the number of delegates and the interest in the "Open Innovations" Forum grew a lot this year.

Moscow hosts global Open Innovations forum

An international innovations forum has kicked off in the Russian capital of Moscow. The discussions platform called Open Innovations focuses on high-end technologies and cooperation perspectives.

An international innovations forum has kicked off in the Russian capital of Moscow. The discussions platform called Open Innovations focuses on high-end technologies and cooperation perspectives.

The forum is expected to attract people working in business, government and science and serve as an arena for experience exchange and learning the major innovations trends.

The first meeting of the kind was held in autumn 2012. It drew over 5,000 visitors from across 42 Russian regions and 38 countries around the world, who attended some 150 events within the forum’s official, special and youth programs and listened to over 700 speakers from 39 countries.

The Regional Studies Association placed Open Innovations second in its 2012 ranking of key innovation events.

This year, the forum will be titled Disruption and Innovation: Game Changers Powering the Global Market.

Voice of Russia

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