In 2022, three high-tech clusters were created in Moscow. They produce pharmaceuticals, photonics, and electric vehicles. This is reported on the official website of the capital’s mayor.
“Clusters will allow to unite the capital’s companies and research and technical organizations for joint development, creation of innovative enterprises and formation of comprehensive production chains for the manufacturing of photonic products, electric vehicles, and pharmaceuticals. Today, about 100 organizations have joined the clusters. Half of them are located in the Technopolis Moscow Special Economic Zone (SEZ),” said Vladimir Efimov, Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Matters.
One of the most important will be the pharmaceutical cluster created in Moscow’s special economic zone.
“It already includes nine enterprises that develop and produce innovative medicines. It is planned that in the coming years several more companies will join the special economic zone. At the moment they are completing the construction of their drug production facilities in Technopolis Moscow”, said Vladislav Ovchinsky, Head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department.
Many enterprises of the Technopolis Moscow special economic zone have the status of a resident, which provides significant benefits. Such companies are exempt from paying land, property and transport taxes for 10 years, and the income tax rate for them is only 2%. The goods and equipment imported by them are not subject to customs duties, the Moscow Mayor’s office explained.