International Medical Cluster

International Medical Cluster

Project summary: the International Medical Cluster (IMC) to be created in Moscow is intended for:

  • developing medical care activities, improving the medical care quality;
  • supporting the development of medicines, medical technologies and medical devices;
  • developing educational activities and performing scientific research in the field of health protection using the world's best practices;
  • developing international health care cooperation.

The IMC activities are regulated by the dedicated federal law No. 160-FZ "On the International Medical Cluster" dated June 29, 2015, which determines a number of special conditions for the project participants regarding OECD standards use and foreign specialists engagement:

  • the authorizations and approvals issued by foreign OECD states shall be recognized on the IMC territory along with the authorizations and approvals issued by the Russian Federation;
  • the project participants are not required to obtain permits for engaging and using the services of foreign medical specialists, teachers or scientists;
  • foreign specialists are granted an invitation to enter the Russian Federation and a work permit, without the relevant quotas to be taken into account;
  • the education and (or) qualification documents of foreign specialists issued by foreign OECD states shall be recognized as valid in IMC.

IMC will be located on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Center at the land plots reserved with a total area of 57.6 hectares. The total construction area will possibly exceed 400,000 sq. m.

Project funding: over RUR 10 bn.

Project duration: the main IMC facilities are planned to be built in 3 stages, from 2015 to 2020.

Current project status: the first project stage was initiated in 2015. The first facility, i.e. the Hadassah Medical Skolkovo Diagnostic Center (Israel), was commissioned in September 2018. Every year, the clinic will be able to perform full diagnostics and provide medical care for 80,000 patients. Facilities 2 and 3 of the first stage, namely the therapy and rehabilitation buildings, are now being designed.

The second stage (stand-alone clinics: a supporting infrastructure area, apartments and hotels for medical personnel and the IMC patients, parking lots) and the third stage (construction of a medical multifunctional center at the site) will be implemented with the participation of the following multidisciplinary clinics: Bundang (South Korea), the Strasbourg University Hospital (France), Orpea (France), AHP (Poland), and the highly specialized clinics: Roman Fernandez (Spain), Schneider (Israel), Saint Charles (France).

Project management: The Moscow Government has established the International Medical Cluster Foundation (IMC Foundation) intended to manage the project, as well as to provide methodological, organization and information support for the International Medical Cluster activities.

The IMC Foundation Supervisory Board is headed by Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin.

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