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First-hand experience: former resident startupper appointed science director of biomed cluster
Elmira Safarova, the recently appointed science director of the Skolkovo Foundation’s biomed cluster, has a unique perspective in her new role: in her last job, she was head of a startup that had...
Russia, France celebrate 50 years of science cooperation with biotech conference at Skolkovo
The Biotech RusFrance 2016 conference kicked off Wednesday at the Skolkovo innovation centre with the aim of identifying new opportunities for cooperation in biotech. Alexis Michel, science and technology...
Russian startups take on global giants at world’s first Cybathlon
Russian teams took part in five of six disciplines at the Cybathlon in Zurich at the weekend, in the world’s first international competition for disabled people who use hi-tech devices to help them...
As in space, so on Earth: Skoltech’s Rupert Gerzer on aerospace medicine and creative freedom
Dr. Rupert Gerzer came to work at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) one year ago as an associate director of the research university’s Space Center, but as a qualified medical...
Skolkovo resident Motorica wins Made in Russia prize
The head of Skolkovo resident startup Motorica, which makes hi-tech prostheses, has been awarded the Made in Russia prize for science and technology organised by Snob magazine. Motorica director Ilya Chekh...
Russian teams to demonstrate bionic limbs and power of the mind at Cybathlon
Sergei Semaikin sits motionless in his wheelchair, wearing a tight cap with wires poking out from the holes in it and leading to a small black box fixed to the cap at the base of his skull. On the computer...
Skolkovo sets up new cooperation model with Cuba’s BioCubaFarma company
The Skolkovo Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with BioCubaFarma, Cuba’s biggest biotech company, continuing a series of agreements and mutual visits between the foundation and the island...
Building of biotech technopark to bring Finnish expertise to Skolkovo
Finland’s BioCity Technopark is to build a biotech technopark at the Skolkovo innovation centre under an agreement signed Tuesday at the ongoing International Association of Science Parks and Areas...
New Skoltech students thrown in at deep end with Innovations Workshop
You have seven days to think up an original idea for a tech startup. You are put in a team with several other people whom you haven’t met before and whose area of expertise is not the same as yours...
A Skolkovo startup’s quest to obtain antibiotics from algae – and save Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, is in danger. For several years now, the water near the shores of the vast Siberian lake has been turning green with algae, and satellite images...
Eton students wowed by surgery simulators, drones and exoskeletons during visit to Skolkovo
A group of students from Eton College, the U.K.’s most famous school, visited the Skolkovo innovation centre on Wednesday, where they were inspired by a selection of Russian startups including an...
Skolkovo's international medical hub to be 'one of biggest in Eastern Europe'
The first building of the Moscow International Medical Cluster (MMMK), a planned state-of-the-art medical facility being built at the Skolkovo innovation centre, is growing visibly on a daily basis. Moscow...
‘It’s nothing that we can’t do:’ why Russia needs its own hi-tech prostheses
Konstantin Deblikov deftly extends one black, bionic finger to rub the side of his nose as he talks. The casual observer might think that the young journalist from Voronezh has complete mastery of his...
Kids and adults flock to Moscow for ‘Cybathlon’ competition for disabled ‘pilots’ and their high-tech limbs
Moscow hosted the world’s first ever international Cybathlon today, as children and adults flocked to the city to compete to move everyday objects around using prosthetic hands, British newspaper...
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Motorica hosts Russia’s first Cybathlon for prosthesis users ahead of ‘Cyborg Olympics’
Moscow will see its first ever Cybathlon on August 13 for users of bionic prosthetic hands and arms, organised by Skolkovo resident Motorica, which makes roboticised prosthetic hands for children and adults...
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