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Ask a cosmonaut: Russian ISS crewmembers take part in Skolkovo conference
A pair of very special speakers took part in a conference devoted to 3D bioprinting in space at the Skolkovo innovation centre on Wednesday. Two cosmonauts – commander Anton Shkaplerov and flight...
Preparing to print organs — in space
Skolkovo resident 3D Bioprinting Solutions made headlines around the world in 2015 when it printed a functioning thyroid construct and transplanted it successfully into a mouse. Now it looks set to make...
Precision farming tech attracts Russian-Belarusian investment
AgroDroneGroup, a resident startup of the Skolkovo Foundation that uses drones and computer software to closely monitor the condition of soil and crops, has raised 25 million rubles ($440,000) in investment...
How digital farming could boost Russia’s competitive advantage on global markets
When the Kursk region-based agricultural enterprise Agrofirma Rylskaya noticed that the costs of their sugar beet production were constantly rising, with no corresponding increase in yield, they turned...
Revolutionary cancer diagnosis lab opens at Skolkovo
A new lab opened at the Skolkovo Technopark on Wednesday that looks set to drastically improve the diagnosis of cancer patients across Russia. Russia’s first digital lab was opened by UNIM, a resident...
Skolkovo startups win two of top three places in reality TV show
Two of the top three prizes in a reality TV show that followed the fortunes of Russian tech startups went to residents of the Skolkovo Foundation. Vitaly Savelyev, commercial director of KB Avrora, receiving...
Skolkovo teams up with U.K. centre to tackle antimicrobial resistance
The Skolkovo Foundation has joined forces with the U.K.’s AMR Centre, a private-public initiative launched in 2016 to support and accelerate the development of new antibiotics, to combat the global...
Skolkovo Foundation, Janssen pharma company to support research projects
The Skolkovo Foundation has signed a cooperation agreement with Janssen, a Belgium-headquartered subdivision of U.S. pharma giant Johnson & Johnson, with the aim of boosting innovative pharmaceutical...
Skolkovo cancer drug attracts $6 million in investment
OncoTartis Inc., the U.S. daughter company of Skolkovo resident biomed startup OncoTartis, has raised $6 million in investment to develop its treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia. The acute myeloid leukaemia...
Skolkovo entrepreneurs sweep the board at awards ceremonies
The directors of three Skolkovo startups won awards at two ceremonies this week for their innovative tech developments. Group-IB head Ilya Sachkov at a previous EY awards ceremony. Photo: EY. Ilya Sachkov...
Biobank lab opens in Skolkovo Technopark
Russia’s first commercial research biobank, National BioService, opened a brand new laboratory at the Skolkovo Technopark on Thursday. The National BioService lab at the Skolkovo Technopark will...
Skolkovo scientist says AI and blockchain could accelerate biomedical research
Insilico Medicine, the parent company of Skolkovo resident biomed startup Insilico, has published a peer-review research paper calling for patients to regain control of their personal medical records,...
Hacking life’s obstacle course: tech that enables
A large section of the Skolkovo Technopark was turned into an obstacle course with a difference this week, as people of all ages raced to complete a course that included walking up some steps while holding...
Skolkovo startups launch crowdfunding campaigns amid reality TV show competition
Seven Skolkovo startups have launched crowdfunding campaigns as they compete against each other in a reality TV show on Russian TV titled “An Idea Worth a Million.” Motorica has made 3D-printed...
Investors buy into R-Sept’s robotic milking system
R-Sept, a Skolkovo resident startup that has developed a robotic milking station for cows, has raised 10 million rubles ($170,000) in funding from two investors, the company told VC.ru last week. Alexey...
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