Moscow is recognized as the first among European cities in the ranking of innovations that help in the formation of resistance to coronavirus. She was ahead of London and Barcelona.

Among the world’s megacities, the Russian capital occupies the third place – after San Francisco and New York. Boston and London complete the top five. The rating was compiled by the international research agency StartupBlink.

Almost 160 advanced solutions that are used to combat the spread of coronavirus have helped Moscow achieve high rates.

Among them, based on artificial intelligence. This technique has already helped radiologists analyze more than three million studies.

Another innovative solution is, which unites patients, doctors, medical organizations, insurance companies, pharmacological production and websites.

Contributed to high results and . These are projects in the field of smart tourism, e-commerce and logistics, as well as distance work and online education.

Experts of the StartupBlink agency assessed the measures taken in Moscow in terms of epidemiological indicators and the impact on the economy.

In the fight against the coronavirus, Moscow has abandoned extremes. The emphasis was placed on prevention: we increased the number of free rapid testing and vaccination points, patented online programs and training platforms, and developed telemedicine capabilities.

The Moscow healthcare system has accumulated a sufficiently large margin of safety during the pandemic, which allows not to stop planned and emergency care even during periods of peak incidence of COVID-19.

The capital supports business by allocating subsidies and providing benefits. This year, about 25 thousand small and medium-sized businesses took advantage of the support measures.

The rating is based on the global map of innovative solutions to combat coronavirus and evaluates about 100 leading cities and 40 countries of the world. The Global Map was created in March 2020, and over a thousand solutions were added to it during the year.

The rating algorithm takes into account the number and type of innovations that are used in the fight against coronavirus. The projects that were accepted for consideration had to meet three basic criteria, including innovation, relevance (the solution should directly respond to the challenges of COVID-19) and reliability. Additional points are awarded for individual outstanding initiatives. All decisions are pre-moderated and selected by experts according to the criteria of quality and reliability of information.