Moscow is recognized as a leader among European cities in innovation, contributing to the fight against the spread of COVID-19. The rating among 100 cities from 40 countries was compiled by an international research agency StartupBlink on Tuesday, November 30th.

“Among the world’s megalopolises, the Russian capital is in third place, after San Francisco and New York. Boston and London round out the top five. About 50 advanced solutions, which are used to combat the spread of coronavirus, helped Moscow achieve high performance, ”the article says.

The Russian capital took first place in Europe in the innovation rating for coronavirus resistance and first in Europe for innovations in the fight against COVID-19. When compiling the rating, the calculation took into account the number and type of innovations that helped the world’s cities to fight infection, adapt to pandemic challenges, and support environmental and social principles.

159 innovative products and services helped Moscow to become a leader, including solutions for the analysis and processing of medical images that helped radiologists analyze more than 3 million studies, a video analytics service for monitoring the level of congestion of public spaces and the transport system, a map of the spread of coronavirus in Russia and the world , mechanisms of computer vision based on artificial intelligence (AI), accelerated processing of analyzes of patients of clinics, citizens’ appeals to hospitals and clinics, where AI analyzes patient complaints, results of studies and analyzes, and then offers the doctor several preliminary options for diagnosis, unique CT centers for base of Moscow clinics and a CT calculator, which allows you to predict the likelihood of a mild (CT 0-1), moderate (CT 2) or severe (CT 3-4) pneumonia.

On November 24, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin announced that Moscow was ranked first in the Public Administration category of the European Cities of the Future: ESG Innovation Index. The capital also took second place in the categories “Social capital in the field of ESG” and “Community of ESG entrepreneurs”. The rating takes into account the involvement in solving environmental, social and management problems.

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