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Moscow enterprises successfully cope with today's challenges, continue to develop and reach a new domestic level of developments and technological safety.

Moscow enterprises successfully cope with today's challenges, continue to develop and reach a new domestic level of developments and  technological safety.

By Tass.ru - 03 December 2022

Manufacturers apply modern solutions and create innovative products in such critical areas as pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, robotics, building materials, electrical engineering and others.

In order to support this process, a whole range of additional support measures are in place in Moscow - from soft loans to the provision of land for production for 1 ruble a year and assistance in finding new partners.

In a joint special project of TASS and the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of the city of Moscow, about how the capital's business and the state join forces for a technological breakthrough.


Over the past few years, the Moscow economy, with its leading industries, including industrial, has faced serious challenges, in particular the pandemic. But covid restrictions and record rates of morbidity did not lead to a halt in urban enterprises: they managed to find new ways of development and optimize production.

Russia in general and Moscow in particular faced another serious challenge at the beginning of 2022, with the imposition of new sanctions and the departure of foreign companies such as Visa and MasterCard, Renault, McDonald's and IKEA. Logistics supply chains of various equipment and components were interrupted.

Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow

The metropolitan industry has managed to build new supply chains, find suppliers from regions and friendly countries, and increase the output of import-substituting products. We are now talking not just about replacing foreign analogues, but about creating a large technological reserve for the future in microelectronics, robotics, drones, IT and the automotive industry. For our part, we will continue to support manufacturers with city orders and offset contracts.

Sergei Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow

In addition, to counter the sanctions in the capital, a special commission was created to monitor and support the economic situation. The activities of this commission include the preservation of jobs, the resolution of issues related to import substitution and social support, and the provision of employment.

“The entry into force of new US sanctions will only intensify the process of excluding imports from our technological chains, which means it will have a positive effect on the work of Russian enterprises. The money that was used to pay for imports will remain inside the country and will be used to pay salaries to employees and develop new technologies and industries," the Ministry of Industry and Trade told TASS.

Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations

In Moscow, in the first nine months of 2022, the volume of industrial production increased by 7.4% compared to the same period last year. In the manufacturing industry, the indicator increased even more - by 9.2%. These data confirm that the city's enterprises are successfully coping with the main challenges, first of all, this concerns building a stable system for the supply of raw materials, components and equipment.

Today, the metropolitan industry is focused on the development of high-tech compact industries. The volume of output and the number of new developments in robotics, microelectronics and additive technologies are growing. For example, the production of elements of electronic equipment and printed circuits in January-August 2022 increased by 62.2% compared to the same period in 2021. Special attention is paid to the development of the automotive industry and electric transport.

Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations

As a research and production power, Russia has always developed independently. “Disputes over who first invented this or that device - a light bulb, a locomotive, a tractor - arose because our compatriots did not always correctly register certain inventions. But at the same time, we went our own way, did not copy. This was a huge advantage,” says Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy.

He is sure that here lies the key to modern import substitution - domestic enterprises need to develop their own technologies, unique formulas, and build business processes.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department.

This will allow Moscow and other Russian enterprises not to depend on Western developments, components and technologies. This is how we create technological independence. And import substitution is rather a temporary necessity. The main emphasis should be placed on domestic developments in critical industries, even if this requires large resources and time.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department

But there are also niches in which it is not advisable to engage in import substitution, Ovchinsky believes. Because there is a formed market from which manufacturers will never leave. Thus, Russian companies buy part of their products from enterprises whose production facilities are located in Belarus.

As Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted in his Telegram channel, the capital's economy has once again proved that it is able to cope with any challenges. The authorities note that the turnover of trade and service enterprises is currently increasing, while unemployment remains at a consistently low level.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department

Under the conditions of sanctions of Western states, unique in their pressure and scope, industry has become one of the main priorities for the development of the economy of Moscow and the country as a whole. Today, the time and cost of logistics have increased many times over - this is another incentive to reduce dependence on imports. The departure of a number of foreign companies will allow domestic enterprises to expand their market share and close the demand for products that were previously supplied from abroad.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department

“We are not leaving global markets, we remain integrated with those countries that are ready to maintain relations with us. A break with historical partners, even the closure of the financial markets familiar to us, is not a reason to drop everything and say that we will come up with something new. External conditions have changed, we need to change approaches, we need to complete construction, reconfigure, and so on,” said the head of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, speaking at the Moscow Financial Forum.

According to Ovchinsky, literally over the past ten years, a very compact, but very effective industrial sector has been created in the capital, where rather high-tech industries are concentrated. These enterprises, among other things, provide security in the food, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.

He also stressed that the current situation gives the industry a "window of opportunity". Many brands leave the market, and domestic brands have more chances to sell their products. Industries that have not received as much attention before, such as the beauty industry, now have the opportunity to reshape.

According to the head of the Investment and Industrial Policy Department, manufacturing enterprises have been developing their developments in various fields for many years.

“The capital's industrialists are focused on developing their own products that will be in demand now and will become the basis for the development of lines of enterprises for the next 10-20-30 years. We already have success in replacing components with domestic counterparts, and we will continue to support and develop this area,” he said.

Among the projects already being implemented are the production of medicines, lasers and equipment, cable products and others.

Thus, in 2022, the Moscow Endocrine Plant opened the Center for the Development of Biotechnological and Innovative Medicines, which is working on the creation of three drugs and the improvement of production technologies for more than 60 active pharmaceutical ingredients. Under an offset contract with Moscow, the MEZ will supply 20 medicines to the city's medical institutions: antiglaucoma, antibacterial, analgesic drugs, antidepressants and antipsychotics.

The Moscow developer "Lasers and Apparatus" has begun mass production of laser technological complexes in Zelenograd. The new plant will be used for the production of metal products of complex shape, welding of instrument cases, manufacturing of sensors and other equipment. Special software allows you to control motion controllers, a laser, additional equipment, as well as a vision system and a software package that automatically determines the welding trajectory.

More and more electric transport is appearing in Moscow: since 2018, the city has entered into seven life cycle contracts for a total of 60.6 billion rubles for the supply and maintenance of one thousand eco-friendly electric buses and 100 fast charging stations for electric vehicles. Of course, the demand for infrastructure for them is also growing. Its development is assisted by metropolitan enterprises, which constantly supplement the list of products for electric vehicles with new environmentally friendly developments.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department

The sales market for Moscow enterprises is not limited to the population and business. An important aspect is the ability of Moscow companies to manufacture products for state needs. Today, the developments of the capital's industrialists are included in the register of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which gives them an advantage in public procurement. Goods are given preferences when competing with foreign products: government purchasers are obliged to purchase domestic goods if they are available. Today, in the register you can find, for example, a domestic ATM with a money recycling function from the Saga corporation, almost all the products of the capital's Moskabelmet plant, as well as domestic Micron microcircuits.

Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department

The Moscow authorities are closely monitoring the economic situation and comprehensively support the capital's export-oriented companies in their work in foreign markets. Now their attention is focused on the countries of the CIS, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

The Persian Gulf region is one of the fastest growing. It is also one of the main markets in terms of the potential for increasing exports.

China is the largest importer of the capital's products, where Moscow confectionery products are especially popular. Last year they were bet on more than 9 million dollars. According to Ovchinsky, the demand for imported sweets from China is growing every year, so this segment has every chance to take a leading position in exports and increase sales of Moscow sweets.

Trade and economic ties between Moscow and India are actively developing. Trade turnover last year increased by 63% and amounted to almost $4.5 billion.

“As part of trade with the countries of Southeast Asia, the capital is developing the export of goods from the industrial sector. Moscow companies are actively supplying goods to Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar. This market is very promising for Moscow, as there is an opportunity to increase the supply of both industrial and food products in all directions,” Ovchinsky added.


According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the Russian authorities will allocate more than 100 billion rubles to support priority industries amid sanctions.

Mikhail Mishustin, head of the government of the Russian Federation

Today it is especially important to support business. Therefore, a decision was made to capitalize the Industrial Development Fund by more than 8 billion rubles. Separately, we will allocate 4 billion rubles for programs in the field of small- and medium-scale chemistry. Its products are used in almost all industries, especially high-tech ones. At the same time, their production capacities are not yet sufficiently developed.

Mikhail Mishustin, head of the government of the Russian Federation

According to Alexei Uchenov, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the number of Russians employed in the manufacturing industry will increase by 2030. Now the number of such workers is about 10 million people.

“The manufacturing industry today faces ambitious tasks,” he stressed.

Concessional lending

In addition, to support the industry, the Industrial Mortgage Program was launched on September 7, 2022. This is the provision of soft loans to enterprises for the purchase of real estate for industrial production. Loans under the industrial mortgage program are issued for up to seven years at a preferential rate of 5% per annum. For technology companies, it is 3% per annum. The maximum loan amount is 500 million rubles.

“For a week of work under the industrial mortgage program, VTB accepted applications from customers in the amount of 5.3 billion rubles. <…> The highest demand of entrepreneurs was recorded in the Moscow region, Vladimir, Vologda, Pskov and Yaroslavl regions,” the bank’s press service said.

In addition, on March 16, 2022, by decision of the mayor of the capital, Sergei Sobyanin, a program of concessional lending to enterprises and investors building non-residential real estate was launched in Moscow. It allowed to support the industry in the most critical period. From the city budget, an additional 20 billion rubles were allocated to the Moscow Fund for Support of Industry and Entrepreneurship for preferential lending to non-residential real estate. First of all, these funds were intended to cover the cash gaps of enterprises, as well as for investment purposes.

In March 2022, at a Central Bank rate of 20% per annum, the MFPPiP preferential rate for industrialists was 9% per annum. Then the rate has undergone several stages of reduction and is currently equal to 3% per annum for both new creditors and those who previously received funds on less favorable terms.

Among industrial enterprises, manufacturers of food products, cosmetics, waste processing companies and other industries have already received support.

According to Vladislav Ovchinsky, head of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy, more than 40 systemic support measures are available to Moscow enterprises. First of all, they relate to finance.

The investment lending tool has proven its effectiveness. Each ruble allocated under the program allows enterprises to invest 45 rubles in the city's economy. They direct the funds received to finance capital expenditures for the creation of industrial infrastructure, as well as for the purchase of new equipment.

“The maximum loan amount has been increased to 3 billion rubles, and is available for up to three years. Such loans are now popular with Moscow manufacturers, thanks to them the industrial infrastructure is developing in Moscow and the modernization of production lines continues. In general, preferential loans for various purposes have already been approved by more than 70 organizations for a total amount of over 170 billion rubles,” said Anatoly Garbuzov, Director General of MFPPiP.

“In connection with the imposition of sanctions, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry held several round tables on import substitution. We see that there is a demand for products from consumers and businesses. And at the same time, Moscow manufacturers are ready to replace the lines of foreign suppliers. Additional financial support from the city authorities will give enterprises the opportunity to maintain their capacities and continue their development,” says Suren Vardanyan, Vice President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Production development

In addition, Moscow stimulates the creation of production sites and the development of existing ones through a number of mechanisms.

So, production in the city appears due to the implementation of large-scale investment projects (MaIP). Since the beginning of the year, the city has approved the allocation of land plots for rent without bidding within the framework of 27 MaIP. Investors will invest more than 75.5 billion rubles in the implementation of these projects, and this will provide the capital with over 16,000 new jobs.

Valery Golovchenko, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma

Thanks to a program of large-scale investment projects, more and more new enterprises are opening in the city - one of such projects will begin its work in TiNAO in 2023. This is a plant for the production of super-large-sized MonArch apartment modules. Thanks to the project, about 2.5 thousand new jobs will appear in the city, and the annual volume of tax deductions from the enterprise to the Moscow budget will amount to more than 500 million rubles. The unique technology will make it possible to build apartments directly within the walls of the plant, and to assemble the whole house from ready-made modules.

Valery Golovchenko, Deputy of the Moscow City Duma

As part of anti-crisis measures to support business, the Moscow government has decided to lease land for the implementation of large-scale investment projects in the capital at a rate of 1 ruble per year. This allows businesses to reduce the cost of creating jobs, as well as quickly launch the production of products that are important for the life and economy of the city.

Moscow also has a program to create work places. It began its work in 2020 and allowed developers to receive significant benefits when changing the type of permitted use of land plots for housing construction.

Today, developers participating in the program are building industrial sites, technology parks, business centers, educational facilities, medical facilities and other places of employment in residential areas of the city. In 2022, the MAT program was extended to hotels and logistics centers.

In addition, investors can take on the obligation to build a facility in a short time and at the same time receive an increased benefit: if the term for creating an MPT is reduced by 6–12 months, the benefit will increase by 5%, more than one year - by 10%.

The city residents will receive new jobs and the opportunity to work close to home. Convenient logistics for specific people will ultimately improve the transport situation throughout the city.

Alexey Dobashin, CEO of the KROST concern, shared his experience of doing business in Moscow and how their work was affected by the emergence of digital services. “Industry is a very interesting area – and sometimes more interesting than construction. A few years ago, we received approval from the city - we signed a MaIP agreement near the Vodny Stadion metro station, Vyborgskaya Street, we built a technopark there for 1,500 jobs - 20,000 square meters.

At first I didn’t believe that you don’t have to pay for changing the type of permitted use - this is a plus, the city saves money for the business by giving it to the investor. That electronic technique, which was built by the Department of Industry to reduce the design time, save the investor's money, is working today. No need to pay interest to the bank for land, no need to pay rent, this saves money and speeds up the time: they are not needed on their own, the cost of goods is less - then the goods for sale are also cheaper, which means that we are moving towards a vector of lowering the cost of goods and services on the market.

We built an industrial technopark in less than a year, because it motivates me, both as an investor and a developer, to work quickly.”

Central Help

Moscow is not only developing the support measures themselves, but is also working on tools that simplify access to them. This year, the Industry Support Center began its work. This is a service that any city manufacturer can apply to.

The center assists businesses with issues related to the authority of various city departments. The appeals are mainly related to support measures, financing and lending, as well as the selection of suppliers and interaction with authorities. More than 250 Moscow enterprises applied to the Center.

Yulia Ignatieva, General Director of the Capital Pharmaceutical Enterprise "MBA Group"

The imposition of sanctions instantly broke all the usual supply chains. At the same time, we needed to deliver a batch of insulin from India as soon as possible, a drug that is often a matter of life and death for people diagnosed with diabetes. We turned to the Industry Support Center for help and, thanks to the assistance of the Moscow government, quickly found a solution. Volga-Dnepr helped us fulfill our obligations on time, which means providing people with the drugs they need.

Yulia Ignatieva, General Director of the Capital Pharmaceutical Enterprise "MBA Group"

Despite the sanctions, Moscow continues to develop exports of the products of the city's enterprises. The Center for Support and Development of Industrial Export "Mosprom" helps in the development of new sales channels and the search for potential partners, organizes effective negotiations and organizes tours to enterprises for potential foreign buyers. He also conducts an in-depth analysis of foreign markets for the competitiveness of Moscow products.

By the end of 2022, more than 20 international events and 1.5 thousand targeted negotiations are planned. Participation in business missions and exhibitions allows you to quickly find a reliable partner in the foreign market.

Modern solutions for business growth

Another no less important tool to support the industry was the project of the Moscow Government "Technology Bank". It provides industrial enterprises of the capital with assistance in the selection and support of the implementation of modern technological solutions that contribute to improving the efficiency of business processes through the use of digitalization and automation. New "smart systems" for industry allow companies to ensure high product quality, reduce scrap rates, increase labor productivity and employee safety.

Since the beginning of the year, the capital's online registry has been replenished with more than 125 new solutions. Most of them relate to developments in the field of information security. Innovations include industrial exoskeletons, a six-axis robotic arm, equipment monitoring systems. The Bank of Technologies helps enterprises in Moscow to improve business processes and production facilities.

According to the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of the city of Moscow, the Bank of Technologies provides industrial enterprises of the capital with support in mastering the latest digital technologies, and also creates optimal conditions for them to cooperate with reliable suppliers. All developments presented in the online registry are created by domestic companies. Today, they are most actively used by representatives of the engineering industry.

One of the novelties of this year is the life cycle management system for large tires, which helps to increase their service life. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that, based on the analysis of factors affecting tire mileage, as well as predictive modeling, recommendations are given for their rearrangement and selection of optimal models.

Training of specialists

An equally important direction for the development of technological security, according to the Deputy Head of the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy of the City of Moscow, Daria Stepanova, is the work of the Moscow Technical School. In June 2021, at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an agreement was signed on cooperation and interaction in support of the Moscow Technical School project between the Government of Moscow, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and VEB.RF.

The Moscow Technical School is a network of centers for technological and industrial competencies based on higher education organizations. It has already graduated the first graduates in the areas of "Communication Technologies" and "Additive Technologies". In October 2022, the direction "Microelectronics and Photonics" was launched, where engineers can also be trained and gain the necessary knowledge and skills in the field of research, development, production and practical application of modern electronic tools and technologies.

Andrey Mukhanov, Vice-Rector for Youth Policy and Educational Work, Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

Cooperation between universities and enterprises of the city will allow not only to strengthen the training of students and professional retraining of specialists, but also to improve the human resources potential, taking into account new competencies and real needs of the industry. We are now at the very beginning of the photonic revolution, although devices based on this technology are already being used, but at the same time, step by step, new applications for photonics are being found. The fastest growing areas of its application are health care, information direction, communications and industrial production.

Andrey Mukhanov, Vice-Rector for Youth Policy and Educational Work, Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatic

Soon, training will be available in seven areas: "Robotics and Sensors", "Artificial Intelligence in Industry", "Additive Technologies", "Digital Twins", "New Production Technologies", "Unmanned Transport", "Communication Technologies".

The project will enable Moscow specialists to gain high qualifications, explore new areas and improve their skills. Which, of course, will help the development of Moscow industry in modern realities.


The pressure exerted on Russia could not stop the development of the industrial sector. Local industries occupy vacated niches, offering their own innovative developments, covering the needs of domestic industries and even exporting.

On guard for security

Moscow companies did not stop their production either because of the pandemic or because of sanctions pressure. The current situation has only spurred many manufacturers to expand their capacities and increase output.

Thus, the resident of the SEZ "Technopolis Moscow" company "Diagnostics-M" has been developing and manufacturing inspection equipment for 30 years. The company has been operating as a SEZ resident since 2019. The total investment in the development of the enterprise for three years amounted to almost 200 million rubles, the company created more than 150 jobs. The products are widely used in industrial, economic and urban facilities, in places where major sports and entertainment events are held.

As the press service of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy clarified for TASS, unique technical solutions are used in the products of the Diagnostics-M company, thanks to which the manufactured inspection equipment surpasses foreign counterparts in many respects. In particular, this year the company has developed an innovative system for the separate detection of dangerous objects made not only from metals, but also from carbon fiber. Its mass production is planned to be launched before the end of this year.

In total, in 2022, Diagnostics-M delivered about 300 units of products to domestic customers. Among them are more than 60 conveyor-type introscopes (X-ray devices), four explosives detectors with a built-in radiometer, 24 stationary X-ray screening units, 169 explosives detectors, 24 portable X-ray television installations and two microdose personal screening devices.

“Due to their quality and manufacturability, the developments of the capital's manufacturers are in demand not only within the country, but also abroad. For example, the research and production enterprise Doza will supply automated control systems for continuous monitoring of the radiation and meteorological situation at nuclear power plants in Turkey and Bangladesh. The first batch for Rooppur NPP will be ready for shipment as early as November of this year,” said Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Department.

Alexey Nurlybaev, General Director of NPP Doza, explained that the equipment is designed to monitor existing and potential sources of atmospheric air pollution, pollution of environmental objects and measure the level of exposure of personnel and the public. Automated radiation monitoring systems developed by the company have already been delivered to eight nuclear power plants in Russia.

Domestic manufacturers of complex equipment

The desire for independence from foreign equipment gives rise to new successful solutions. The development of the Moscow engineering company Titan Power Solution - supercapacitor systems for trams and metro cars - successfully passed the expert selection and was included in the Rosatom roadmap.

Vladimir Vorozheikin, CEO of Titan Power Solution LLC

We were able to achieve the maximum localization of the production of energy recovery systems in urban electric transport, which indicates the readiness of our company to actively participate in the import substitution program. The inclusion of the development in the roadmap opens up significant prospects for the company to actively implement the system in the transport of Moscow and other cities of Russia. Moreover, our energy storage and recovery system for urban electric transport has become one of the leaders of two accelerators, and is also recommended for inclusion in the capital's list of innovative high-tech products.

Vladimir Vorozheykin, General Director of Titan Power Solution

The task of replacing imported goods and equipment with analogues of domestic production remains one of the most urgent in Moscow. As part of this work, the capital company "Polymer-Complex" has created a complex for the production of its own raw materials for insulating pipes and sandwich panels. The development will be of interest to a large number of Russian factories that want to reduce their dependence on foreign manufacturers and use their own raw materials in their work. The installation of the new complex will allow large plants to save about 50 million rubles a year.

The experience of capital companies is valued in other regions of Russia. For example, Parus Electro, a Moscow developer and manufacturer of converter equipment, is participating in a project to deploy a network of electric charging stations (EPS) in the yards of residential buildings in Krasnoyarsk. By the end of this year, the first 50 charging points for electric vehicles will appear there. Parus Electro also participates in the development of a network of fast electric charging stations in the Sakhalin Region. At the first stage, within the framework of the federal program, 35 EZS of the capital enterprise will be placed in the region.

Avia-Concept company

In turn, the Avia-Concept company is engaged in the development and mass production of components for aircraft - interiors, service units, ventilation systems for helicopters and aircraft. The company started the transition to domestic raw materials and components about six years ago and has already reached a high level of localization. Among the company's own developments is anti-glare technology, which allows you to use night vision goggles and fly in an environment of maximum stealth. Avia-Concept, together with the seaside travel company Furugelma Rus, is creating a 32-foot catamaran made of composite materials.

Electronics innovation

Due to the imposition of restrictions on imports, the focus was on the development of high-tech compact industries. The MicroEM Technologies company produces electronic modules according to the unique design documentation of customers and provides services for mounting printed circuit boards. This is direct import substitution.

Company "MicroEM Technologies"

The assembly of printed circuit boards is carried out in our own production, equipped with all the necessary equipment, including two modern automatic surface mounting lines. Production processes are built in strict accordance with state standards.

MicroEM Technologies manufactures transport electronics, telecommunications equipment, industrial electronics components, special-purpose products, medical equipment, computers, LED modules and power supplies.

Another example of domestic innovation is the development of unique stand-alone POS terminals and validators, which is being carried out by Terminal Technologies Group. According to Marketing Director Dmitry Kornienko, work has been underway since 2004.

Unique technology, circuitry and software were created independently. Products are manufactured in Russia under the brands Vendotek and Transitek. The company's developments are used in vending and public transport on four continents. In total, more than 120 thousand devices are in service.

The company is actively developing production and export. Today, Terminal Technologies Group plans to increase the volume of deliveries to friendly countries and invest in new projects in Russia. In Moscow, such devices operate at the stations of the Moscow Central Diameters.

Dmitry Kornienko, Marketing Director, Terminal Technologies Group of Companies

We can replace POS-terminals of Western brands that have stopped supplying new equipment and supporting existing ones due to sanctions. In total, Russia needs about 1 million devices per year.

Dmitry Kornienko, Marketing Director, Terminal Technologies

One of the most striking examples of the application of an innovative approach is the Cyclone Central Research Institute, which is engaged in the production of OLED microdisplays. Only five countries in the world have this unique technology.

The production of the first completely Russian microdisplays based on organic electroluminescent light-emitting diodes was launched quite recently. Such devices can be used in virtual reality glasses, photo and video cameras, as well as in head-mounted and helmet-mounted modules, thermal imaging sights and thermal imagers.

Import substitution for safety and comfort

There are 18 manufacturers of cable and wire products operating in Moscow, and their total revenue grew by 33.8% over the year. The city authorities assigned the status of an industrial complex to two enterprises producing cable and wire products. Thanks to tax incentives, they will be able to save more than 24 million rubles annually and use these funds for their own development and new developments.

Capital companies are actively working on import substitution of foreign products. So, this year, the engineers of the Spetskabel research and production enterprise created a high-strength aviation optical cable for on-board radio-electronic equipment, capable of replacing foreign analogues. The product can be used to visualize flight parameters in navigation and radar systems. Also, the company's engineers, commissioned by the metropolitan manufacturer of medical equipment for traumatology, orthopedics and cardiology, developed a special cable for the operation of an artificial heart.

Plant "Moskabelmet"

As Ovchinsky said earlier, the capital's enterprises are striving to produce safe and innovative products. One of them is Moskabelmet, which has launched a new digital service. With it, you can evaluate the quality of cable and wire products. Artificial intelligence determines the characteristics of the product and, in fact, immediately gives the result in a special mobile application. The development will avoid the acquisition of low-quality wiring, which can cause a fire due to a short circuit.

Pavel Moryakov, CEO of Moskabelmet Group of Companies

The Moskabelmet group of companies is one of the leaders in the domestic cable industry and supplies its products to facilities that are strategically important for the country. Among them: nuclear power plants, the Moscow Metro, airports, residential complexes, hospitals and sports facilities.

Павел Моряков, генеральный директор ГК «Москабельмет»

The Moslift plant also seeks to replace foreign technologies, which managed to develop completely domestic elevators for medical institutions and panoramic elevators. Until February 2022, they were supplied only by foreign companies. A recuperation system has also been created there, which makes the elevator energy efficient. In the event of a power failure, the cabin does not stop, but moves to the nearest floor where passengers can exit.

Plant "Moslift"

Moslift told TASS that the plant's specialists also created panoramic elevators with smart glass, which automatically turns matte depending on the lighting. Previously, this technology was offered only by foreign manufacturers. In addition, during the coronavirus pandemic, a special air purification system from bacteria was built into a number of elevators. Such products were especially in demand in medical institutions of the city.

Products and packaging

Changes are also being observed in the food industry. Companies such as LEOVIT and Lambumiz did not stand aside.

The LEOVIT company, based on its own technologies, is actively developing the production of goods that can completely replace imported analogues. Muesli bars, drinks and food are produced in Russia and exclusively from domestic raw materials. In Moscow, the company has a product development center and its own production, administrative and warehouse complex with a total area of ​​8.5 thousand square meters, where more than 500 employees work.

As of October 2022, the volume of LEOVIT instant jelly produced amounted to more than 20 million packages, and this is a record figure over the past five years.

The development of the food industry could not but affect the production of packaging. Over five years, food production in the capital has grown by 41%, and the volume of shipped goods - by 66%. Interest in paper and paperboard is also increasing due to e-commerce and the growing consumption of sustainable and biodegradable materials.

In August of this year, Lambumiz, a manufacturer of packaging for milk and dairy products with a short shelf life, launched a workshop where cardboard and polymer packaging waste will be processed and then sent to partners for sale. In the future, the company plans to open its own production of coasters and egg trays from the resulting pulp. And recycled polyethylene will become the material for the granules that are added to the asphalt pavement.

Last year alone, Lambumiz increased its revenue by 20% to 1.2 billion rubles. The enterprise produces about 300-350 million packages per year and plans to increase the volume of sales of goods by developing a network of partners, optimizing the use of resources and energy-efficient equipment, the press service of the department specified.

Health Technologies

According to Vladislav Ovchinsky, the pharmaceutical industry has not stopped its development in Moscow either. For example, in 2022 Amedart plans to release 24 medicines from the list of vital and essential drugs (VED). In addition to drugs for the treatment of HIV infection and oncology, immunosuppressants and drugs for the treatment of kidney failure began to be produced here. In general, Amedart has more than 60 different drugs in its portfolio. And now the enterprise is aimed at increasing the share of domestic drugs in the Russian market.

Center for Molecular Oncology "OncoAtlas"

Due to the sanctions, new development prospects have opened up for domestic industries, Vladislav Mileiko, director of the OncoAtlas Center for Molecular Oncology, is sure. According to him, today Russian inventors have much more opportunities to conquer the country's market.

The center is a pioneer of high-precision oncology in Russia. Since 2011, the company's team has been developing and making available to patients innovative solutions and services for the prevention, diagnosis and selection of therapy for oncological diseases. The technology is based on the analysis of the molecular genetic profile of a human tumor and hereditary characteristics.

The company's developments are capable of replacing more expensive foreign test systems, which, unlike the OncoAtlas development, are not registered in Russia as medical devices. Vladislav Mileiko notes that the best support for the Russian innovation industry will be a guarantee of purchase volumes of original products that have proven their value for socially significant tasks. The authorities are already in the process of overseeing this measure.

The GemaKor company is also working to improve the quality of medical examinations in Moscow. Its unique development is equipment and consumables for the study of thrombodynamics, thrombodynamics in the fibrinolysis mode and thrombodynamics-4D (study of the blood coagulation system). They are produced exclusively by the company.

“Our activity is aimed at the production and introduction into the world medical practice of fundamentally new and more effective methods of laboratory diagnostics, which will allow us to identify the risk of thrombotic and / or hemorrhagic complications, assess the adequacy of prevention, therapy, and thus take control of bleeding and thrombosis,” explained in company.

Modern materials

The Russian Research and Production Group of Companies KUPPER operates in Moscow. It produces innovative lubricants based on its own patented copper cladding technology (CLAD - Cuprum Lining Antiwear Defense), which dramatically reduces wear in friction pairs. The company's technology and products help to replace imported functional additive packages - a key component for the production of lubricants - and highly reliable imported finished products.

According to the company, today in the Russian market, ready-made highly reliable imported lubricants have become virtually unavailable: direct imports from abroad, which accounted for about 20% of the Russian market, have drastically decreased. Western companies that localized their production in Russia and occupied about 10% of the domestic market (Total, Shell, Fuchs, etc.) were also forced to stop production for one reason or another.

Sergey Mamykin, Founder, CTO of KUPPER

For us, the crisis is indeed a time of opportunity. The reason why KUPPER has been slower to hit the market in the past is also because our technology was ahead of its time. Before the crisis, people could easily change cars every three years, companies also did not think too much about costs, but in a difficult economic situation, cost reduction and increasing business profitability come to the fore.

Сергей Мамыкин, основатель, технический директор компании «КУППЕР»

In Moscow, there is also a plant for non-woven materials "Montem", which is the oldest enterprise in the industry. One of the innovative developments of the company is the Sanomont material. This is a non-woven fabric that is made for related enterprises. In the future, in production, it is impregnated with special resins in order to obtain sleeves for pipe repair, that is, trenchless repair. The sleeve is filled inside the pipe with special equipment, heated, and it envelops the pipe walls - thanks to this, repairs are possible without opening roads and coatings.

Elena Kapitanova, CEO of Montem

This material "Montem" produces a weight of 200 grams to 1.8 kilograms per square meter. Previously, such products were ordered in Europe, and now we make them. In addition, we produce drainage materials that are used in the aircraft, helicopter and space industries. To do this, we are conducting joint developments with aircraft designers - some of the products have already been tested.

Елена Капитанова, генеральный директор «Монтем»

Russia hosts one of the most modern enterprises in Europe for the production and development of superhard composite materials - Microbor. On their basis, the company manufactures metal-cutting tools from cubic boron nitride. It is used for finishing and semi-finishing of bearing parts, rolling rolls, large-sized shafts.

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In terms of quality, the tool is not inferior to the level of world manufacturers, and in some cases surpasses it. Microbor guarantees its effective application through a comprehensive engineering service - the customer is helped to solve real problems on the ground.

Microbor provides a large number of Russian enterprises, including Moscow ones. There are also foreign clients from the countries of the former CIS and Asia.

“Now it is important not to stop and overcome the barriers that we face in terms of expanding production. We sense the needs of customers in the metalworking industry and hope to meet demand with our strength, not only offering a range of quality tools, but also engineering support, as well as prompt shipment of goods, ”said Microbor.

A chance for Moscow industry

Modern realities and the current situation allowed Russian manufacturers to come to the fore and loudly declare themselves by presenting their developments. Until recently, some Russian companies were not aware of the presence in the country of production of rare components or other products that were previously imported from abroad.

However, the liberation of niches gave such companies a chance to present their products and expand production. They are also assisted in this by specialists from the Mosprom Center, who analyze foreign markets in terms of demand and competitiveness of products, and also help build new supply chains.

Thanks to the close interaction between business and authorities - both federal and regional - production will be able to quickly find the right suppliers and almost completely replace equipment or components with domestic ones.

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