The Skolkovo Innograd is an important milestone in Russias journey toward becoming a global technological leader, said Kristina Trikhonova, head of Nokia Siemens Networks, Russia. Through this partnership, we aim to harness the countrys vast talent pool, stimulate holistic development and encourage local entrepreneurs to invest in innovative business models. The MoU is a significant step in our commitment to drive sustainable growth in Russian market. It will also help us further strengthen our position as a major player in this important market.
Under the terms of the MoU, Nokia Siemens Networks aims to support the growth of Russias technical education, research and development (R&D), venture capital and infrastructure while promoting the foundations development globally.
The focus of the Skolkovo Innograd will be on areas including telecommunications, information technology, energy, biomedical research and nuclear technology for civil use. Nokia Siemens Networks expects to establish specific activities as part of the Skolkovo Innograd in 2011.
About Skolkovo Foundation
A Foundation for Development of the Center of Research and Commercialization of New Technologies (Skolkovo Foundation) was officially registered in May, 2010. It is a non-profit organization purposed to provide socially useful results in the development of innovations.
The Skolkovo Foundation scope of activities includes:
- Organization and execution of works for development of Skolkovo Hub and its territory;
- Manage and operate the property of the Skolkovo Hub;
- Create the education system and conduct research work in Skolkovo Hub;
- Promote development activity in the Skolkovo Hub;
- Support operation of the system for scientific achievements commercialization in Skolkovo Hub, etc.
The innovation process in the Foundation for Development of the Center of Research and Commercialization of New Technologies is focused on the following key directions:
- Energy efficiency and energy saving (including development of new energy technologies);
- Computer technologies and software development;
- Biotechnologies and medical technologies (including development of medical drugs and equipment);
- Space technologies, first of all in the field of telecommunications and navigation systems;
- Nuclear technologies for civil use (in the form of assistance to the organizations specializing in this sphere).