MIT REAP Team Moscow’s focus is on the metropolitan area of Moscow. MGIMO University and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives are the backbone organizations. Other stakeholders include Moscow Seed Fund, Young Professional Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Skolkovo Investor Club, and Nanocenter Dubna.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion Executive Director, Moscow Seed Fund
Alexey Kostrov Viktorovich
Executive Director, Moscow Seed Fund
Director of the “Young Professionals” at Agency for Strategic Initiatives
General Director, MIA
CEO, Nanocenter Dubna
Managing Director, RUSNANO
Deputy General Director, VDNH
Head, Skolkovo Investor Club
CEO, Genome Ventures
Head of Innovation, Morton
Challenge & Opportunity
Strategy & Action
Attracting outside talent and improving the innovation infrastructure to facilitate better stakeholder engagement with local entrepreneurs
Implementation of “high-technology parks” to provide affordable workspace for local entrepreneurs
Partnership with Mayor of Moscow who has approved plan
New private venture investment fund of $150M approved by Mayor of Moscow
Coworking spaces for early stage companies launched in June and September of 2016
Establishment of the first “high-technology park” focused on HealthIT, mHealth (mobile health) and Biomedicine
Hope to scale and commercialize similar parks nationally once the flagship location has proven successful
Metrics of Success:
Local demand for products and services coming out of supported startups
Projects and startups supported by high-technology parks
Number of high-technology parks implemented
Increased college level enrollment in STEM majors
Core Regional Metrics
Economic & Social Progress
Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.