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Key Iot trends of 2018

The combination of IoT with start-ups in insurance cases is rapidly multiplying. Insurance significantly affects the development of IoT, and the Internet of things in turn can effectively affect insurance.

Key Iot trends of 2018

250 years have passed since James Watt filed his first patent in 1769. We managed to achieve dramatic changes in the innovative industrial revolution. Due to the evolution of ecosystems, the wave of innovative products will be revived in the future. According to HAX Hardware Trends, which analyzed more than 200 startups, 6 key factors influencing the development of IoT were identified, which in the coming years will significantly affect the life of mankind.

General trends

If for us the revolutionary breakthrough was the emergence of the Internet, then we can say that this was only the beginning. In the world thousands of products are invented, specialties and sciences are opened: all this is influenced. Investments start-ups increased by more than $ 100 million.

A.I everywhere – we call it machine learning, it can be observed in products, healthcare technologies, enterprise solutions, service technologies. The combination of IoT with start-ups in insurance cases is rapidly multiplying. Insurance significantly affects the development of IoT, and the Internet of things in turn can effectively affect insurance.

Revision of consumer devices -Information is new electricity

The labor market and many areas of activity are growing and segmented. The products are reinvented with the introduction of innovative technologies. These Iot trends of 2018developments become intelligent, specialized, personalized. They adapt to our unique characteristics.

For example, “smart house” consists of their many autonomous components. As for voice services, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri and Microsoft Cortana, they do not stand still: they are able to provide a reliable platform for the ecosystem of devices to become more usable.

Crowdfunding – the main continuous channel, providing the launch of new products, many creators of large projects use it.

In addition, healthcare technology is expanding: from the establishment of the diagnosis to the recovery of the patient.

Data the new blood

Digital therapy not only complements, but also rapidly competes with pharmaceutical drugs. Thanks to the new devices, it is possible to determine the physical and psychological conditions of the patient. The health system is developing from reactive care to P4 Medicine, and this is: prevention medicine, prognosis and joint medicine.

CEO of Johnson & Johnson, Alex Gorsky, suggested that this would be the “Health Epoch”. Maybe because the relationship between health data and devices is very important to us. As Duncan Turner, director of the HAX, said: “It is better to sacrifice your data than to sacrifice an organ.”

Technoparks of Moscow: effective infrastructure for innovative future

Moscow is already the capital of the future.

At least according to a recent study of the Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (member of the Financial Times Group) the capital of Russia ranks 6th out of 301 cities of the future in Europe, and first in Eastern Europe.

The city systematically raises investment attractiveness in all of its spheres, ensuring the building of infrastructure and platforms for all the participants of the market. One of such directions of the city is the creation of modern technoparks and technopolises (or science or technology or research parks) under the aegis of the Moscow City Investment Agency.

The first technopark in Moscow was opened in 1991 at the National Research University of Electronic Technology in Zelenograd. It is a part of Moscow, so called Soviet Silicon Valley, one of many science cities of the USSR. So there is no surprise that Zelenograd became first to map technoparks on Moscow science landscape.

By the beginning of 2010s the IT sector of Moscow has formed a comfortable environment for the development of technoparks due to three main aspects.

1)    Entrepreneurs and leading tech companies were in a pursuit for new legal and spatial formats. Existing ones could not meet the growing requirements for efficiency, flexibility, accessibility and compactness.

2)    Young geeks were looking for better opportunities to apply their groundbreaking skills in IT and tech sectors. Graduates of such universities as MIPT, MEPhI and MSU are considered one of the best and are in a great demand all over the world.

3)    Last, but not the least, city policy and federal agenda ensured new investment into technoparks. Since the end of 2000s the city has been withdrawing manufactures from Soviet era due to ecological and economic reasons. Industrial territories occupied 30% of city area that now can be revitalized into more effective usage. Moreover, ex industrial areas are already provided with all infrastructure needed and are located in middle part of the city. At the same time, the economic branch of city administration has been conducting new legislative policy in order to implement attractive economic conditions both for investors and future residents. And finally, Moscow City investment agency introduced a new b2g and b2b platform – Moscow Investment Portal. On the part of the federal government large state investment programs and the development of the federal legislative base were ensured.

technoparksAs at the beginning of 2018 there are 33 technoparks in Moscow, 25% of all parks in Russia. This figure seems even more significant compared to global indicators: London – 4, Hong Kong and Singapore – 2, the whole Japan – 23. There is ample evidence that the market will continue to grow. Also this growth is supported by existing high demand: technoparks vacancy rate is about 5% (with an average of 14.4% in the city).

The total investment for 2011-16. has reached almost 50 billion rubles (about $900 m).

Nowadays, technoparks are becoming one of key drivers of city development. In 2016 Moscow technoparks collected 60 billion rubles of revenues (more than $1bn). In comparison, in Hong Kong for the same period, the revenue was 10 times less. There are about 1700 resident companies operating in technoparks and providing more than 45,000 jobs.

Such success is largely due to the synergy of comfortable conditions for both the investor and the resident of the technopark. Thus, the reduction of the tax burden after the assignment of the status of the technopark may amount to 25%, which includes the abolition of the property tax, a 99.3% tax decrease on land payments and a 26% reduction of income tax. A resident of technopark is provided with high-tech infrastructure, consulting support of the management company, the opportunity to receive city subsidies for the promotion and support of business, and, if certain parameters are met, can apply for a rebates on income by becoming an anchor resident of technopark.

This tendency makes Moscow one of the key players in Russian innovation landscape for the next decade, declared on a federal level to be a time of digital economics. This means that technoparks are becoming fundamental for national development.