Moscow Residents Have Their Say on Open Innovations Forum Agenda

The VIII international forum Open Innovations will take place in Moscow on 21-23 October. More than 200 thousand local residents have had a chance to vote on the forum's topics that matter to them most via the Active Citizen platform. 

Professions of the future earned the highest share of votes (36.59%), followed by the ins and outs of starting a business (24.94%). The Moscow Innovation Cluster is of interest to 12.31% of the voters, while success stories of local entrepreneurs are important to 7.86% of “active citizen.” 

Muscovites are also interested in learning more about government support options available to small and medium-sized businesses, environmental innovations, and advanced technologies in medicine.

“We always rely on the opinion of our citizens, so all the proposals of Muscovites were taken into account when forming the agenda of the international forum,” said Alexey Fursin, head of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development. 

The Open Innovations forum has been held annually since 2012. Featuring an array of exhibitions, lectures, meetings, and workshops, it is designed to raise awareness of technological innovations and foster international collaboration. 

For more information on the event, please contact the media relations office of the Moscow Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development at


11 october 2019