RU SCI TECH -RASA Asia Forum 2015 is the joint initiative of RuSciTech and RASA associations of scientists, academics and entrepreneurs working at a number of leading educational institutions, research and development centres as well as business enterprises.

Boris Luk’yanchuk Principal Scientist Data Storage Institute, Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singapore. Adjunct Professor School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences Nanyang Technological University Singapore. Honorary Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria. Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

Sergey Ketov
Sergey Ketov was born in Tomsk in 1960, graduated the physics department of Tomsk State University (1982), postgraduate school at Tomsk State University in the department of theoretical physics and the Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences in Moscow, PhD thesis (1986), senior researcher of the Universe at the University of Tokyo, expert at Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), a specialist in quantum field theory, supersymmetry, supergravity and string theory, author of four books and over 170 papers in leading scientific journals and publishing houses. Has experience in leading research centers (CERN in Switzerland; Max-Planck Institute for Physics and Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Germany); organizer of a series of international conferences on field theory and string theory in Japan, USA , Germany and Russia , the expert program ” mega- grants ” Government of the Russian Federation (2011-2013)

Andrei A. Seryi
Director of the John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science, University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Fellow of the American Physical Society. Graduate of the Novosibirsk State University, PhD in physics from Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. Main interests: develop applications of accelerator science for discovery science, for industry, healthcare and energy applications.

Gleb Sukhorukov
Professor of Biomedical Materials at Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to that was a group leader at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Michael Lukin
Director at Cambridge Technology Innovations (Cambridge, UK). Graduate of Moscow Institute of Electronics Engineering (MIET), Zelenograd (MSEE), and the Open University (MBA). Michael was involved in the wireless technology applied to a wide range of industries, including energy and healthcare. He is a member of the Wireless Healthcare SIG within Cambridge Wireless business network. Michael also works with technology start-ups in the area of strategy development, commercialisation and business acceleration.

Ksenia Afonina
Ksenia holds PhD in economics (Russia), MBA (Germany), CIM diploma in marketing (UK), IDM diploma in digital marketing (UK), MA in Arts Management (UK). Throughout her professional career Ksenia has held key management positions at companies in Russia, Germany and the UK. She has a proven track record of initiating and delivering successful new business development projects and forming international collaborations with Russian companies and institutions. Ksenia is a President of Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society and a Research Fellow of Cambridge Central Asia Forum.

Tatiana Schofield
Director Synegry Lab (London, UK). Tatiana Schofield graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering University with a degree in electrical engineering. Tatiana has an MBA from Warwick Business School (UK) and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) with a Chartered Marketer status. Early career is in applied research in microprocessor electronics and computer aided design.Over the last 15 years Tatiana has been holding senior management roles in leading universities and professional organisations in the UK. Her roles included international business development, project management of large-scale international projects between universities and industry and research commercialisation. Areas of professional interest: knowledge transfer models, technology transfer, open innovation, cross-cultural leadership.

Victor Taratoukhin
Victor Taratukhin is head of research group at the European Research Center for Information Systems, University of Muenster, Germany. Victor is also Head of Department at Higher School of Economics (Moscow), Visiting Fellow of Cranfield University and Bauman Moscow State Technical University. He received his MSc in Engineering (honors) and CSc (PhD equal.) from Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Russia), and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from De Montfort University, UK.

Information and organisational support for the conference is provided by the following organisations:

• Rossotrudnishestvo;
• Russian Venture Company;
• Agency of Strategic Initiatives;
• Embassies of the Russian Federation in Singapore, Peking, Seoul, General Consulate of the Russian Federation in Hong-Kong;
• Coordination Committees of Russian-Speaking Compatriots in Singapore, China, Hong-Kong, South Korea, Vietnam;
• Skolkovo Foundation and the Open University Skolkovo (OpUS);
• Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech);
• Russian Council for Foreign Affairs;
• Russian Business Club in Hong-Kong;
• Russian News Agency;
• POISK Newspaper;
• New Scientist News Portal (;
• ”Troitsky Variant” Newspaper.