More than 300 development companies of innovations joins the program of pilot testing in Moscow

May 29

Advanced technological solutions are being tested at 117 city-owned and commercial sites. The program of the Moscow Innovation Agency, which appeared in the capital in 2019, has already covered 18 areas, including education, medicine, retail, industry and landscaping. 

“The pilot program in the urban environment unites urban and commercial organizations with companies that develop innovative products. Its database contains more than a thousand innovative solutions that can be tested at 117 Moscow sites. At the moment, 66 pilot testings have been completed, and another 37 are under implementation," Alexey Fursin, Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow, said.

The program was highly appreciated by more than 300 development companies that joined the project. With its help, they were able to test the effectiveness and competitiveness of innovative solutions in real conditions, get feedback from users and increase sales, and the sites involved in testing could customize technologies to meet their own requirements and increase business efficiency.

Power consumption monitoring system

A few years ago, the Intelligent Monitoring Technologies company undertook to solve the problem of inefficient energy metering systems and ensure high-quality transmission of telemetric information on the power grid. Thus, a technology that allows you to increase the reliability of data collection and control of various devices (probes, meters, sensors, lighting devices, air conditioners) located ‘on the last mile’ appeared, that is, in the area between the whole-building meters and the end user.


The created intelligent system of accounting and control of energy resources includes a unique sensing element of electricity consumption, which is much cheaper than a smart electric meter and at the same time is able to reduce the process of data collection and analysis in cloud storage by three to five times. This technology makes it possible to plan electricity consumption more efficiently, offer optimal tariffs and control payment, and eliminates the need for consumers to submit readings manually.

From October to December 2020, the development was tested on the territory of the Moscow Plant of Thermal Automation.

"During the testing, we placed the collected samples of "data sources" (electric and water meters) in the company's power grid and organized the continuous collection of data from them by using a transparent polling protocol from the cloud. This was done specifically for further loading the communication channel and checking the noise immunity of the technology used. As a result, we have gained invaluable experience in the industrial network," Natalia Ogneva says.

During testing, the concept of data collection was confirmed, as they say, on the event, when the transmission of information about the metered kilowatt or cubic meter takes place in real time. 

"According to the test results, the site has prepared an objective report, which, with the proper attention of the Moscow Government, can become a real large -scale pilot project," Natalia Ogneva notes. “We need an ambitious, powerful industrial partner or even a pool of partners capable of supporting the entire development and implementation of an integrated intelligent system for monitoring, metering, control and management of energy resources. First of all, we count on competent expertise and attention to the project of the city itself: it can save tens of billions of rubles for the megalopolis."

Solar-powered ecobenches

One of the platforms for testing innovative solutions is VDNKh. In the near future, they will test smart benches - furniture of a domestic manufacturer in an unusual design. 

The functionality of the benches of the new generation differs from the usual urban furniture: according to the developers, it is not only a comfortable recreation area, but also a place where you can charge gadgets (phone, laptop, tablet and other devices). 

The benches are equipped with Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, LED lights and are powered on solar panels. They are made of anti-vandal materials.


The tests are scheduled to be carried out in July - August of this year. Four eco-benches of different types will be arranged on the territory of the exhibition. They will be tested by the citizens themselves.

"VDNKh visitors will be able to evaluate the convenience of smart furniture and give feedback: QR codes will be placed on the benches, and by clicking on the link, everyone will be able to participate in a mini-questioning. We hope that this pilot project will help our products become more recognizable, " Salome Kakubawa says.

Electronic Travel Permit

In 2018, the MedMap group of companies patented the first electronic system of medical examinations in Russia, intended to simplify the process of examining drivers, as well as employees of enterprises who should undergo a medical examination before each shift. The system is a specialized software and hardware complex (terminal) that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With its help, the driver independently passes a pre-trip medical examination, following the instructions of the terminal, and the medical worker only controls his actions, while all documentation is kept in electronic file. In the same way, the driver can check his health after the end of the shift. 

You can control the MedMap software and hardware complex both in automated mode (when there are up to 10 terminals per medic in one room), and remotely (when a medical worker is in a remote medical center).


The examination process is simple, intuitive and fast at the same time: instead of the four minutes that a health worker spends for traditional examination on average before issuing a travel permit, with an electronic health check-up system, everything happens in one minute. 

"Our advantage is the guarantee of the quality of the services provided, which is achieved through the smooth operation of the equipment and the error-free operation of the software. Due to electronic reporting, it was possible to avoid errors in the preparation of documents or their loss. But our main achievement is something else - thanks to the electronic MedMap system, the accident rate has decreased, which means that people's lives have been saved, " Yulia Mann says.

The project pilot tests took place in July - September 2020. The drivers of the city taxi service were divided into two groups. One group was examined the usual way in the presence of a medical professional, the second group was examined using the MedMap complex. It was important to compare the accuracy of measurements, the speed of the procedure and the convenience of maintaining reporting documentation. Drivers also evaluated the convenience of the equipment. As a result, the innovative project was finalized taking into account the wishes of users: we adjusted the visual component of the software product, changed the layout of the buttons, and improved the reporting form. 

"The pilot project allowed us, as a contractor, to test the system and further upgrade it to meet the needs of the customer. At the same time, the customer had the opportunity to evaluate all the advantages of passing over to automated medical examinations and make sure of the reliability of the MedMap system," Yulia Mann notes.

Electronic receptacle for separate collection of recyclable materials with a reward system

How to motivate people to sort waste, thereby contributing to the improvement of the environmental situation? This question was once asked by Elena Kartseva, General Director of Trubitsyn Eco Engineering. It all started with the fact that a few years ago, during a vacation in Bali, the girl was struck by a large amount of garbage around.


Inspired by the idea of proper waste disposal and recycling of recyclable materials, Trubitsyn Eco Engineering company has developed and created a smart bin for separate collection of recyclable materials, where anyone can leave unnecessary containers and receive a reward in the form of bonuses and discounts.

"Our e-bin opens with the help of app. Further, if the recycled materials delivered are correct, the user is awarded points. These points can then be exchanged at our partners, " Elena Kartseva says.

The uniqueness of the device is in the built-in press mechanism, thanks to which more than a thousand plastic bottles, containers, plates or aluminum cans can find place in the bin. Elena is sure that the use of such reverse vending machines in the city is extremely useful:

"The first is the benefit of the separate collection, that is, starting to separate the waste with us (we send it all for recycling for free), you can save up to 70 percent on garbage removal. Second - now the whole world has returned to the ESG agenda (environment, social commitments and governance), which means that each of us must do something for the sustainable development of the world, and our project just helps companies to make the right choice and bring concrete benefits to the environment." 

In April of this year, the innovative development began to be tested on the territory of the State University of Management. The university placed information posters telling about the work of the electronic bin, and the installation itself was placed in the area of the biggest traffic - next to the dining room, so that as many students as possible could use the device. An additional motive for the students was incentive prizes: it was decided to award various eco-awards to the winners of each week, that is, to those who discard the most raw materials.

The tests are scheduled to be completed at the end of May. According to Elena Kartseva, if during testing we succeed to collect 100 kilograms of waste, it will be a good result of the pilot project. Speaking about the participation in the program of the Moscow Agency of Innovations, she notes that the coordination of all the details was quick and easy:

"There were no difficulties. We agreed and signed the documents, probably within two weeks or a month. Everything was very convenient. This is a great program. There are those who care about us, it's very nice. Of course, it would be great if the piloted sites were immediately ready for purchase, because, for example, in state universities, everything is done through a tender, and it adds complexity to the work. But in general, I can say that we really like piloting, and I hope that we set a good example for other companies." 


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