The General Meeting of the Founders of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology has made a unanimous decision to support Skoltech Strategy 2021-2025.
The Strategy’s key priorities include enhancing Skoltech’s impact on the national economy through implementing applied research results, licensing technologies, creating new companies, and building a reputation of a top choice university in Russia for gifted BSc, MSc and PhD students. Skoltech aims to become a recognized national think tank of technology expertise in priority areas and an integrator of large-scale national programs and initiatives.
Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of SberBank: “Last year, Sber and Skoltech signed a strategic partnership agreement to pursue joint educational and research projects, and established a Machine Learning applied research laboratory. We are deeply interested in and wish to be a part of the advanced development of Skoltech as one of the country’s innovation hubs. Sber appreciates the application-focused approach underlying the Skoltech Strategy 2021–2025 which can become a powerful driver for high technology entrepreneurship in Russia.”
Igor Shuvalov, Chairman of VEB.RF: “Skoltech’s potential should serve to attain national development goals and improve the quality of life in Russian cities. Modern digital technology brings a breakthrough in urban services and entrepreneurship. Development institutions are now facing a common goal to provide Russian city dwellers with forefront products and solutions.”
The meeting was attended by Nikolay Kudryavtsev, Rector of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), Andrey Yakovlev, Interim Rector of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Boris Straumal, President of the Chernogolovka Scientific Center (RAS), Alexander Kim, Operational Director at the Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo, Ruben Enikolopov, Rector of the New Economic School (NES), Alexei Kachai, Deputy General Director at the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs of Rusnano Group, Igor Shuvalov, Chairman of the State Development Corporation VEB.RF, Sergey Polyakov, General Director of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE), and Herman Gref, CEO, Chairman of the Executive Board of SberBank.
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