Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

Colloquium: Innovation at Skoltech

Innovation at Skoltech colloquium 12 March 2015We are pleased to invite you to the Skoltech Colloquium. This week two of the Institute’s experts discuss “Innovation at Skoltech”.

When: March 12, 4 pm

Where:  Moscow School of Management, Beijing-1 Auditorium – China cluster

Speaker: Dmitry Pebalk, CEI Program manager, Skoltech

Dmitry Pebalk has experience both in basic research with a Ph.D. degree in polymer chemistry from Moscow State University and also in R&D management with MBA from the Academy of National Economy under the President of Russian Federation (Moscow). During his career he was involved in laboratory management, technology consulting and development of corporate R&D center. Since 2013 Dmitry joined Skoltech to manage Innovation Support Program as a core part of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI). He is also a board member of non-profit association for support of chemical and ecological education (

What: On a way to innovation factory: Skoltech innovation program as a tool to make impact with your ideas

Abstract: This talk aims to explain the institute community the benefits of participation and organization of Skoltech innovation program. Starting with the general consideration of innovations systematic approach towards building of innovation factory at university is presented. Special emphasis is put on the original methodology of MIT Deshpande center and the way how it was adopted at Skoltech. Several examples are considered to explain the contents of the program and advantages of its participants. Plans for 2015/16 program cycle and key deadlines are discussed.


Speaker: Sergey Ulyakhin, Licensing and Technology Transfer Manager, Skoltech

Sergey Ulyakhin is working at Skoltech as a Licensing and Technology Transfer Manager since 2013. He has experience in both R&D and business. He obtained his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in polymer and solid-state physics from the Physics Department of the Moscow State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. From 2006 till 2011 he worked in the Moscow Technology Center of LG Electronics in various technology consulting, technology development and R&D management positions. Since 2011 till 2013 Sergey held a position of a Project Director – Head of advanced technologies department at ELTON, JSC where Sergey with his team has successfully fulfilled a technology development and commercialization project in the area of energy storage devices. In August 2013 Sergey joined Skoltech as a Licensing and Technology Transfer Manager.

What: Knowledge to impact: effective management of Skoltech’s intellectual assets

 Abstract: Skoltech is a new type of university which is based on 3 pillars: research, education and innovation. The fact that differs Skoltech from many other Russian and foreign universities is that “innovation” pillar is the most important and essential one. According to Skoltech president’s message, Skoltech is aiming at becoming one of the most impactful universities in the world. In order to achieve this ambitious goal Skoltech is designing and implementing its knowledge management processes in a way as to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship for the effective creation and exploitation of its intellectual assets for the benefit of the general public. Protection and licensing of intellectual property is the essential part of this activity. This talk will explain how the Knowledge Transfer Office helps and supports researchers with promotion and commercialization of their inventions being created at Skoltech and/or with support of 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 MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters 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.


If you like to participate and for further information or questions, please Liliya Abaimova
We look forward to seeing you.

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