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Smarter Cities Center Opens in Russia

The multinational giant IBM, one of the leading companies in the field of smart cities, along with the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) have announced the opening of a Smarter Cities Development and Education Center in  Moscow, the first of its kind in Russia.

The center is located on the university’ s Moscow campus and it will be home to a unique educational program giving students the chance to explore and apply IBM’s latest technologies and solutions to improve the management of urban infrastructure and support the development of smarter cities.

This move is in accordance with the Russian government’ s priorities for the modernization and technological  development of urban centers across the country. The new center is expected to support the development of IT skills crucial to Russia’s innovation agenda. At the same time, it is a significant milestone for IBM in the Russian market, and proof for the maturity and general applicability of the company’ s Smarter Cities program, which is already producing impressive results in other areas of the world such as Ireland and Mexico. IBM is pursuing an ongoing global project to help students and city leaders develop expertise and apply innovative technologies to create smart solutions to tackle issues that have high social and economic impact for cities around the world.

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