In February 2010, Dmitry Medvedev announced the establishment of a modern technological innovation centre in Skolkovo (on the outskirts of Moscow) for research and development, with an area of 1.5 million square meters, dubbed as Russia's own Silicon Valley after its namesake in the United States. The centre will focus on research in five priority areas: energy, information technology, communication, biomedical research, and nuclear technology. 

News, Articles and Blogs

Russian venture-capital still fueling US start-ups

May 27, 2014 Adrien Henni, East-West Digital News

In the past two months, no fewer than six publicly disclosed deals have been concluded between US based startups and funds involving Russian investors

BRICK countries racing ahead in innovation and research

March 5, 2013 Victor Kuzmin, RIR

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Korea (BRICK) are joining efforts to develop innovative solutions, an approach that might give them a technological edge over the G7 states in the coming years

Taking a new look at nuclear

March 19, 2012 Alexandr Yemelyanenkov, RIR

Denis Kovalevich, head of the nuclear technologies cluster at the Skolkovo Innovation Center, talks about the many uses of nuclear energy

Vladimir Fortov: What's destroying Russian science?

February 6, 2012 Svetlana Kuzina, Komsomolskaya Pravda, translated by Russky Mir Foundation

On the eve of Day of Russian Science celebrated on February 8 well-known scientist ponders the condition of national science and the causes of its stagnation.

How Jobs would have built Skolkovo

October 10, 2011 Malor Sturua, Izvestia

In discussions with an Izvestia correspondent, the late Apple founder talked about the combination of art and science and how technological advancement comes from organic growth.

What Russia can learn from Steve Jobs

October 6, 2011 RIA Novosti; Ian Pryde (Founder and CEO of Eurasia Strategy & Communications in Moscow)

Apple founder and ex-CEO Steve Jobs died at the age of 56 on October 6, 2011.

MNCs, IT giants troop to Skolkovo

June 24, 2011 Olga Razumovskaya, The Moscow Times

With over 60 companies on board and a host of MNCs and research institutions coming in, Skolkovo is set to be Russia's innovation city.

Medvedev’s business talk

May 19, 2011 Tai Adelaja, Russia Profile

Despite expectations, President Dmitry Medvedev did not use Skolkovo as an economic platform for re-election.

A call from Skolkovo

April 29, 2011 Elena Kukol, Rossiyskaya gazeta (translated by RT.com)

The Swedes will help Russian cities save up to €7 million a year.

A Quantum Center in Skolkovo

February 15, 2011 Sergey Leskov, Autonomous Nonprofit Organization “TV-Novosti”

After the world learned about the construction of the Skolkovo Innovation Center in Russia, top class scientists from around the globe began frequenting our country, which, in the past, to be frank, was a rarity.

Medvedev Doctrine

February 8, 2011 Prof. Arun Mohanty, Defence and Security Alert

By establishing itself as a leading economic power, Russia plans to raise the living standards to the level of developed countries and safeguard its national security.

A million for foreigners

January 31, 2011 Grigory Milov, Vedomosti (translated by RT.com)

Any foreign student admitted to Skolkovo will be able to apply for financial aid from Prodigy Finance.

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