A city-state Singapore became the winner of the Eurasian Cup for the “Best innovative region” title. The solemn announcement of the winners took place on November 28 on the first day of the XI St. Petersburg international innovation forum.
Besides Singapore, China and South Korea became finalists of the competition. The selection of the winners took place in three stages: first, an open Internet voting was held, where 33 thousand Internet users took part; then independent experts expressed their opinion and the final opinion was expressed by the members of the Cup jury. The results are almost identical in all three votes: Singapore confidently takes the first place, China takes the second place, and South Korea closes the top three.
The Eurasian Cup is held for the first time. In Russia, VII all-Russian Cup Challenge-2018, as a regional stage of the Cup was held for the title of “Best Innovative Region of Russia”, the winning region was Moscow, St. Petersburg took the second place and the third one – Moscow oblast. So all-Russian Cup became a prototype of a larger competition.
The organizer of the Eurasian Cup for the “Best innovative region” title was “Agency for Innovative development of regions”, an independent group of experts – . According to Elena Churina, the Chairman of the Agency, when assessing the regions, the decisive criterion was chosen – the integrating international innovations connecting different parts and forming something whole.
The Cup itself will be awarded during the official visit of representatives of the Agency for Innovative Development of the Regions to the Singapore Embassy in Moscow.