Skoltech was founded in 2011 in a partnership with MIT with the vision of being a world-leading academic institute of science and technology.
As an academic institution, Skoltech primary mission is academic excellence in target domains. This includes performing cutting-edge basic and applied research and educating next generation of science, technology and business leaders.
Also, as a leading academic institution, Skoltech generates value in a form of professional education, advisory services, industry-funded research and results implementation, services of shared facilities, technology licensing and new companies established by the Institute’s scholars, engineers, students and alumni. Therefore, Skoltech reinforces Russia’s technology excellence in target domains and bridges the gap between research and industry.
Skoltech forms a part of the Skolkovo community which creates a new, self-sustaining innovation ecosystem providing an engine for Russian high-tech industry and attracting foreign investments. In this paradigm, Skoltech acts as a catalyst to foster cutting-edge research in advanced areas of crucial importance for Russia, promote entrepreneurial activity and train internationally competitive specialists capable of working in a rapidly changing research and technology landscape.