Kirill Ilnitsky, head of international programs at the Moscow Agency of Innovations, spoke recently at Urbantech. City as a Platform for Ventures, a panel discussion at the Moscow Urban Forum. He shared stage with 2 CIOs – Philipp Bouteiller of Tegel Projekt GmbH and Hila Oren of the Tel Aviv Foundation.
Kirill Ilnitsky set the scene for the discussion by sharing the agency's experience in facilitating interaction between the city of Moscow and startups. He particularly highlighted the agency's efforts in providing entrepreneurs with access to the city's infrastructure, organizing pilot projects, and identifying innovative solutions to drive Moscow's economic growth. His fellow speakers spoke highly of such collaborations and shared their own success stories – Tel Aviv's Startup City and Berlin's smart mobility and sustainable infrastructure initiatives.