Newsletter December 2012

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Greetings from Skoltech!
As this start-up year comes to a close, we reflect on the rapid growth that Skoltech has undergone this first year.
The Skoltech team has expanded to 70 professionals who along with our experienced partners at MIT have laid the foundations for a world-class university at Skoltech.
Our first 20 students are already demonstrating their potential by winning the TAPPED hackathon at MIT hosted by Verizon and Samsung.
We have selected our first three CREI and conducted an outreach campaign for the Second Call for Proposals, amassing 143 proposals.
Our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has launched its Innovation Support Program, selecting four Russian research projects and partnering them with “catalyst” experts. These experts will be the guides for each project, accelerating and improving the chances of their ideas reaching the market.
We have also formed bonds with industry to continue focusing on how our actions will have impact on society. Agreements with Uralvagonzavod, Oboronprom and Intel will lead to collaboration in the fields of new materials and IT.
Our foundations are set and we are steadfast in continuing on our journey to Accelerate Innovation in Russia.

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