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National consortium of development and implementation of digital technologies in the field of the municipal government

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2017: Creation

In October, 2017 it became known of creation of National consortium of development and implementation of digital technologies in the field of the municipal government (consortium "Smart City").  Its tasks will include creation and implementation of the concept of the "smart" cities in the territory of the Russian Federation. 

The document signed on October 17 during the sixth international forum of the innovative development "Open innovations" assumes implementation of the advanced digital technologies in the field of management of municipal economies, ensuring growth of competitiveness of the Russian companies in the field of information and communication technologies and creation of perspective products and services for formation of the competitive offer in the markets of digitalization of management of the cities and territories.

The memorandum of creation of consortium "Smart City" was signed by the deputy head Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications Sergey Kalugin, the president of the company Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky, the deputy CEO for development and the international business of corporation Rosatom Kirill Komarov rector St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Optics Mechanics (ITMO) Vladimir Vasilyev and the deputy dean of economics department Lomonosov Moscow State University Sergey Trukhachev.

Signing of the memorandum of creation of consortium \"Smart City\"
Signing of the memorandum of creation of consortium "Smart City"

Until the end of 2017 it is going to define the first pilot territories and to develop the road map including actions for application of digital platforms of management of the "smart" cities, projects on implementation of autonomous transport, increase in efficiency of housing and public utilities, creation in the cities of favorable conditions for development of the hi-tech companies and so forth.

According to the president of Rostelecom Mikhail Oseevsky, within the project 50 cities of Russia in which fixed capital of digital economy — highly qualified specialists will concentrate will become "smart".

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The solution of such ambitious task requires consolidation of efforts and competences of the leading organizations within strategic consortium and implementation of the corresponding innovation projects for the benefit of nearly 50 million residents of our country — he noted.
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Work on creation of the "smart" cities goes within program implementation "Digital economy" which was prepared by the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications together with experts and institutes of development.[1]

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