Over 2,000 firms are residents of Moscow technoparks

September 10
Economy and entrepreneurship

Some 2,000 entities, mainly representing such industries as IT, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and microelectronics, are now residents of Moscow technoparks. Eighty-two percent of the resident companies are small and medium-sized businesses, according to Deputy Moscow Mayor Natalya Sergunina.

“Five years ago, in 2015, Moscow had 15 technoparks and just six in 2014. Today, there are 36 and they are 98 percent occupied. What’s even more important is that some 60,000 well-paid jobs have been created in the technoparks,” Natalya Sergunina reported.

Moscow technoparks offer the required infrastructure and services for accommodating and developing tech companies. The status of a technopark enables its management company and resident companies to reap the benefits of regional tax concessions and privileges when it comes to leasing land, reducing the total tax burden by almost 25 percent.

Moreover, additional Moscow City Government support measures are available to resident companies. For example, they may be eligible for subsidies to purchase equipment. Anchor residents are entitled to profit tax perks. Science-intensive and tech companies can invest the saved money into their own development hence achieving better results.

“Almost one third of technopark residents are involved in research and development; 20 percent operate in manufacturing and 15 percent belong to the IT sector,” noted Alexei Fursin, Head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development.

According to Fursin, one in every ten resident firms has applied for the support offered by his department since early 2020.

Moscow technoparks accommodate companies implementing major innovative projects both in Moscow and on the national level. For example, one of Slava Technopark residents is Russia’s only developer and producer of second-generation high-temperature superconductors used in medicine, transport, power engineering and other industries.

Yevgeny Samarin, Press Service of the Mayor and Moscow Government

A research and development centre based at Elma Technopark is a leading Russian developer of system-on-a-chip integrated circuits. After the project’s first year, the company entered the National Champions rating launched by the Ministry of Economic Development.

One of the Technopolis Moscow resident firms has come up with innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption and manage energy facilities using AI.

A resident of Tekon Technopark is a leading producer of automated equipment for the fuel and energy industry, chemical, metallurgical and nuclear industries as well as for housing and utility services.

Technoparks are part of Moscow’s innovative infrastructure and key growth areas for hi-tech entrepreneurship. They have been established on the basis of industrial enterprises, research entities or as investment projects.

 

Source: mos.ru

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