Skoltech signed a 5-year long collaboration agreement with the Russian Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations (FASO) during the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum KEF-2016. The agreement was signed by Skoltech’s President Alexander Kuleshov, and FASO’s Director Mikhail Kotyukov in the presence of A.V. Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, and Head of Skoltech Board of Trustees.
After signing the agreement, Kuleshov said: “Skoltech needs a closer collaboration with FASO institutes, as they have really operating labs. Equipment, experience and knowledge exchange between academic system and the universities – is absolutely needed”.
“We’re continuing the systematic work on strengthening the collaboration between academic scientific organizations with universities and institutes of development”, said Kotyukov, “It’s important for us that the scientific infrastructure, which is existent in our system, worked in its most effective way and was accessible to a wide range of researchers. I am sure that very soon we will have joint laboratories, joint educational programs, which will help to attract more young people to different projects, including those with international participation”.
This has been the thirteenth economic forum to be held in Krasnoyarsk. This year’s topic was “Russia: Strategy 2030″, and the main agenda was the discussion of mechanisms for the implementation of a new strategy for economic growth, as defined by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in his programmatic article “Time for Simple Solutions Has Passed”. The business program of the event was implemented in four directions: “business activity and industry growth”, “social services – focus on efficiency”, “governance – reforms inevitable?” and “new sources of growth: the eastern vector”.