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Tech Cities of the Future

2020: Moscow is the 18th place

At the end of June, 2020 the fDi Intelligence magazine and the technology edition The Next Web published the rating of the European cities with the highest perspectives for investment into IT. Moscow was at the 18th place.

Within the research Tech Cities of the Future 76 cities which were estimated in terms of attraction of the capital, presence of qualified employees and development of infrastructure are considered. In addition to overall rating, separate categories are selected: "Economic potential", "Innovations and attractiveness", "Level of the direct foreign investments", "Ecosystem of startups" and Profitability. 

Moscow entered in top-20 the most perspective cities of Europe for IT investments

In the Ecosystem of Startups list Moscow was located on the 10th line. Authorities of the capital noted  that such ratings say that the global competitiveness of Moscow grows — the city is already not simply ready to the digital future, and is among the cities which define it.

The most perspective for investments into technologies, innovations and startups, London, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam and Berlin are called leaders of all rating of the cities of Europe. Experts explained the first place of the British capital with a combination of the capital, talent and infrastructure to which they, according to them, is not present equal in Europe. London was given the first places to 5 of 6 categories.

According to data of London & Partners which are given in a research, in the capital of Great Britain more technology companies unicorns (startups with market value more than $1 billion), than in any other European city appear.  Monzo, Revolut, Deliveroo and Farfetch treat such companies.

Concerning Paris experts noted that in this megalopolis there is 10 of 500 best universities in the field of computer technologies, and the quantity software R&D-проектов in 2015-2019 was the greatest in Europe.[1]