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Panasonic to launch pilot hi-tech agricultural project at Skolkovo
Japan’s Panasonic Corporation may be primarily associated in the public mind with consumer electronics, but in some parts of the world, it is selling a very different kind of product: vegetables...
5 Skolkovo startups making life easier for Russian drivers
We all know that cars are getting smarter, and driverless cars are looming on the horizon. The day may not be too far off when we can just summon a driverless car, hop in and relax, leaving the car to...
Russian startups race to meet renewable energy targets
Russia’s wealth of fossil fuel resources has inevitably made it easy for the country to ignore renewable energy sources (RES). In recent years, however, several government initiatives have been launched...
Chinese plant to turn rice husks into amorphous silica using Risilica technology
Chinese investors are to spend $30 million on a plant in the country’s northeast that will use cutting-edge technology devised by Risilica, a resident of the Skolkovo Foundation, to turn by-products...
Gazprom Neft to open R&D centre at Skolkovo
Oil producer Gazprom Neft is to open a research and development centre at the Skolkovo innovation centre outside Moscow under an agreement signed Thursday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum...
Technostart competition for industrial startups culminates in grand finale at Skolkovo
A 3D printer that prints buildings, a system for destroying toxic algae using an electrical current and a method of monitoring employees' health via a device worn on their clothes were among the futuristic...
Skolkovo projects score hat-trick at Pioneers Moscow contest for startups
Startups fostered by the Skolkovo Foundation won the first, second and third prizes over the weekend at Pioneers Moscow, a competition to discover the best budding tech companies. The final of the international...
TICKS not BRICS? Russia’s race to replace commodities with technology
In an article last week, the Financial Times wrote that the concept of the BRICS group of emerging economies was dead, arguing that Russia and Brazil’s dependence on commodities exports had led to...
Skolkovo innovation city taking final shape, Vekselberg says at Davos
Skolkovo is taking on its final shape as an innovation city, its president Victor Vekselberg said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. Skolkovo Foundation president Victor Vekselberg spoke...
Michelin, Auchan hunt for Russian tech talent at Skolkovo
Representatives of French corporate giants Michelin and Auchan visited the Skolkovo innovation centre on Tuesday to meet with Russian startups that could help them to keep their businesses innovative in...
Iran’s Azad University to open R&D centre at Skolkovo
Iran’s Islamic Azad University will set up an R&D centre at the Skolkovo innovation centre next year, the two sides agreed at the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation...
Beyond beauty: industrial design festival aims to give Russian startups a commercial makeover
For three days this week, Skolkovo will be transformed into an international centre of industrial design, promise the organisers of an event aimed at helping tech startups to use design as a tool to commercialize...
Russia eyes prospect of Hyperloop vacuum train at Startup Village
Hyperloop One, one of the companies working to make Elon Musk’s high-speed vacuum train dream a reality, sees potential for working with Skolkovo startups on the ambitious project, the U.S. company’s...
System for detecting jumbo diamonds attracts attention of mining heavyweight Alrosa
A Skolkovo Foundation resident company that has developed a system for detecting large diamonds within kimberlite ores looks set to see mining giant Alrosa among its first customers, the director of science...
Celebrating women in science and technology on International Women's Day
Ahead of International Women's Day on March 8, the U.K.'s main telecom companies joined forces to launch a mentoring programme aimed at encouraging women to pursue STEM careers, as professions...
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