Visitors to the Skolkovo innovation city last week got a sneak preview of an exhibition opening this week at Moscow’s Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center devoted to Israeli tech innovations.

Nina Zavrieva, one of the curators of the exhibition, speaking at the Skolkovo Technopark. Photo:

The exhibition, titled “Impossible is inevitable. Ideas that change the world” opens on March 15 at the Jewish Museum, and showcases Israeli tech inventions in areas ranging from remote diagnostics and wearable devices to robot-companions for elderly people and the use of augmented reality in medical procedures such as surgery.

“What seemed impossible is now inevitable,” said Nina Zavrieva, one of the curators, presenting the exhibition at the Skolkovo Technopark last week.

The idea for the exhibition belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, a keen investor in Israeli startups who is sponsoring the tech show, said Zavrieva.

One of the inventions on display – StoreDot, a device that can charge a phone in just 30 seconds – has raised investment from Abramovich, a co-founder of the endowment fund of the Jewish Museum.

Another of the companies represented in the exhibition is Mobileye, whose autonomous driving technology was bought by Intel and is being integrated into Hyundai cars.

The exhibition will also showcase historical prototypes of modern technologies, including an electric car belonging to Tsar Nicholas II and the Soviet videophone, a predecessor of Skype. Items from the collections of the Polytechnic Museum, the Moscow Design Museum and the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines will be displayed alongside the contemporary inventions of Israeli tech startups.

“Impossible is inevitable. Ideas that change the world” runs from March 15 through May 27 at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, building 1A, Obraztsova Ulitsa 11, Moscow.