Skoltech is participating in the ‘Open Innovations’ Forum, Moscow, Crocus Expo, October 31 – November 2, 2013.

Moscow, Crocus Expo, October 31 – November 2, 2013.

1) October 31, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Hall C – Edward F. Crawley, President, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, panel discussion “Education for Leaders of the 21st Century: How to Create the Architects of the Future.”

2) October 31, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm, Hall E – “Translational Research and Technology Commercialization at Universities’ ” moderated by Ilia Dubinsky, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology.

3) October 31, 4:45 pm, Press Centre – Memorandum of Understanding signing between Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

October 31, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, Hall C – Panel discussion, “Education for the Leaders of the 21st Century: How to Create the Architects of the Future.” Experts will discuss how the modern system of education needs to be changed in order to shape a new generation of leaders for the 21st century. What are the roles of state, business and higher education in transforming educational standards? What tools and mechanisms will help involve young people into these programs? What is the proper balance between customized educational programs and the classic university education?

October 31, 5:45 pm-7:00 pm, Hall E – Panel discussion “Translational Research and Technology Commercialization at Universities’ ” moderated by Ilia Dubinsky, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology. Discussion will feature Jose Estabil, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MIT Skoltech Initiative and MIT Portugal Program; Nikolai Toivonen, Vice Rector for Strategic Development, University ITMO (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics); Alexei Nikolaev, Program Director, Higher Education and Technology Entrepreneurship, Intel Russia; Raed Hashaikeh, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute; and Evgeny Evdokimov, Managing Director, Infrastructure Division, Rusnano.
Panelists will discuss the main approaches, procedures, and most common challenges in the commercialization of academic research, as well as provide an overview of translational research projects, corporate collaborations, start-up company formation and the world’s best university licensing practices.

October 31, 4:45 pm, Press Centre, as part of the initiative to create the International Association of the Centres for the Integration of Technologies, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed between Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.
The mission of the Association is to support and develop centres for integration and commercialization of technologies, created at universities and research institutions. Participants of the signing ceremony: Edward F. Crawley, President, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology; Jose Estabil, Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, MIT Skoltech Initiative; Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, Strategic Development, University ITMO (St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics); Raed Hashaikeh, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.

November, 2nd, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, During the Open Innovation Forum Youth Program, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology students Irina Zhelavskaya, Vyacheslav Sabirov, Anastasia Uryasheva and Rustem Feyzhanov finalists in the international competition “100 Innovators Project”, will present their projects to leading hi-tech investors and industry experts at the Skoltech Hypercube. This session was well attended and an overwhelming success in the inaugural 2012 Open Innovations Forum.

Throughout the Forum, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technolgy will be present at the Skolkovo Innovation Centre Booth: Information will be provided about this new cutting-edge Institute, the Master’s programs offered, application process and how to get involved. Current Skoltech student projects will be featured, including the award-winning innovative bicycle navigation tool.

The 2013 Open Innovations Forum is the second annual and is organized by leading Russian development institutions and the Moscow City Government, with support of the Russian Federation. More than 5000 Russian and International guests representing industry, academia, venture capital, key economic agencies and government attended. More than 20 agreements were signed between Russian and Multinational companies. Additionally, in 2012, Skoltech signed collaboration agreements in education, science and technology development with giants – Uralvagonzavod, Oboronprom and Intel Corp. These agreements imply joint development of new materials and constructions, and technologies in biomed, info-comm and energy, as well as carbon extraction and conversion.

About Skoltech:

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Skoltech will educate global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

Contact information:

Svetlana Maslova, Press Office, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology
Tel. +7 (495) 280 14 81 ext.32-62
Mob. +7 915 431 03 18

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