Open Challenges

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The Open Challenges program is a procedure for sourcing and testing innovative products and technologies to address a wide range of urban issues in Moscow. The program is also designed to facilitate the upgrade of the city’s infrastructure and government services. Each year, the program offers 10 new challenges in various fields, with at least 10 pilot projects taking place as a follow-up to the challenges.  

To source and test best available technologies in Moscow’s infrastructure and facilitate communications between government customers and tech companies.

  • To bring new advanced technologies in Moscow 
  • To test best available solutions (Russian and international) in Moscow’s infrastructure
  • To facilitate communications between government customers and tech companies
  • To provide innovative manufacturers with access to information about city’s existing and emerging goods
  • To continuously implement the open innovations model and drive cross-industry dialogue on urban innovations

Target audience

  • Technology companies
  • The Government of Moscow
  • Fully and partially state-owned companies and corporations

Advantages for entrants

  • Pilot projects
  • Providing Matchmaking with potential customers from the city administration
  • Privileged residence opportunities at Moscow technology parks
  • Financing and co-financing options from program partners

Olga A. Andersen

Head of the program

Т: +7 499 225 92 52 (ex. 613)

Natali Gray Hall

Program manager

T: +7 (499) 225-92-52 (ext.172) 

Victor Kuzmin

Program manager

T: +7 (499) 225-92-52 (ext.143)