Moscow Plans to Export Smart City Solutions

Moscow plans to export some of the smart city solutions that have already been implemented in the Russian capital. At the World Congress on Information Technologies in Yerevan, Moscow presented several product lines focused on e-government, utilities, security, education, healthcare, transportation, and tourism. 

“We have inquiries from more than 40 foreign cities with regards to the application of technologies already in use in Moscow,” said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. “We have brought over 100 IT solutions to Yerevan. Most of them are b2b solutions.”

Moscow companies provide IT services in more than 140 countries. The main exports are to the USA, England, Cyprus, Germany and Ireland. According to Alexei Fursin, there is potential for the development of cooperation with Asian and African countries. “There are very few restrictions there, for example, associated with certification, therefore these countries are interesting for us,” said Fursin.

In 2018, the value of IT services provided by Moscow companies to foreign customers amounted to $2 billion 713 million , or 51.6 percent of the total value of Russian exports.

The exports of IT products reached $316 million in 2018 and $115 million – in the first half of 2019. There are 15,432 IT  companies registered in Moscow. The city has 9,893 innovative infrastructure facilities.

Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta

7 october 2019