Sergunin: Moscow's digital projects were awarded the German Innovation Award
Three Moscow online projects have won the prestigious international innovation award German Innovation Award for over 60 years, according to the official website of the Moscow Mayor, referring to the Deputy Mayor of the capital Natalya Sergunina.
“Improving living conditions today depends not only on the quality of infrastructure, but also on the introduction of new technologies, increasing their availability. Like many modern megalopolises, Moscow relies on technological development, she stressed. – One of the areas of work is the creation of convenient online services for citizens and businesses that save time and help in everyday life. The demand for these services is the main result for us. And the high marks of foreign experts once again show that the Moscow digital ecosystem is competitive at the global level. “
The platform of the Moscow Innovation Cluster i.moscow received two awards at once – in the main category “IT Services for Business” and in the additional category “Design Thinking” (projects that correspond to the best practices of solving complex problems using a creative approach). i.moscow brings together the innovative infrastructure of the city with its users: business, industrial enterprises and scientific organizations. On the platform, you can find the necessary production facilities, customers and business partners, become part of an intersectoral cluster with a specific specialization, use the patent database, look for premises, register for participation in acceleration programs and technology competitions. The cluster is supervised by the city department of entrepreneurship and innovative development together with the department of information technologies of the capital.
The mos.ru portal's charitable service, the first example of direct integration of non-profit organizations into the official portal of a government body, became the laureate of the award in the Information Technology category. Now donations through the service are accepted by 40 verified funds, and their number is growing. Partner foundations help seriously ill children and adults, people with disabilities, low-income people and homeless animals. Once every three months, reports on the expenditure of funds are published on the portal “Soulful Moscow”. The project is being implemented by the Department of Information Technologies and the Committee for Public Relations and Youth Policy. Prior to that, the charitable service won the international Big Innovation Awards, which is awarded for the implementation of innovative solutions that significantly affect society.
The German Innovation Award jury also named the project aimed at reducing water consumption in Moscow as one of the best “smart” services for living in the city (category Smart living). Since 2012, residents of the capital have been able to transmit water meter readings through the mos.ru service. This year, features have been added to help you consume water more consciously. Specifically, users are shown individual water consumption statistics that can be compared with city averages. If the indicators decrease or noticeably grow, the service notifies about this. In addition, there is a test that allows you to check how carefully the water is used in the house, and get tips on how to reduce its consumption.