The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) has signed an agreement with Rusatom Additive Technologies (RusAT), a special purpose subsidiary of Russian nuclear energy giant ROSATOM’s fuel company TVEL.
The agreement, which was signed on Thursday during the Skolkovo Startup Village, stipulates that the two organizations will cooperate on scientific and technical matters related to shared scientific, technical and innovative activities.
The agreement states that the parties will work together to conduct joint scientific research and experiments related to the creation of new materials for additive manufacturing technologies based on aluminum and other metals. This partnership will extend to the production and use of such technologies in various industries and the attraction of relevant financing under the state and federal target programs. The agreement also calls for the creation of a joint working group, the exchange of scientific and technical information, the bolstering of relevant skills among scientists and specialists, and the creation of internships.
About Skoltech: The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university situated on the outskirts of the Russian capital. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech cultivates a new generation of researchers and entrepreneurs, promotes advanced scientific knowledge and fosters innovative technology to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech applies the best Russian and international research and educational practices, with particular emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation. Skoltech’s model leverages on the integration of basic and applied research and education. The Institute’s close link with the industrial and business ecosystem fosters frontier research and generates a flow of innovative solutions for the benefit of the Russian economy.
About RusAT: RusAT is the additive manufacturing subsidiary of TVEL, the fuel company of Russian nuclear energy giant ROSATOM. The company focuses on four key areas, namely: the manufacturing of 3D-printers and their components, production of materials and metal powders for 3D-printing, software development for additive systems and services, rendering 3D-printing services and introduction of additive manufacturing technologies at industrial enterprises.
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