JSC “RTI” – is a major Russian industrial holding, which develops and manufactures high-tech products and infrastructure solutions using proprietary microelectronic technologies. The Group has its own R & D infrastructure to implement unique in complexity and scale projects in the field of radio and space technology, security systems, microelectronics and system integration. The product portfolio of the Group includes ready-made solutions for the sector of national defence, integrated communications and security systems, IT infrastructure, automated and streamlined business processes, industrial microelectronics, smart cards and electronic media for passports and visas, as well as large defence projects of national importance.
The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech will educate global leaders in innovation, advance scientific knowledge, and foster new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.
Skoltech is organized as a permanent, modern, international university with a physical campus for research and education in Skolkovo, Russia. Skoltech will initially have five primary education and research programs, corresponding to priority areas as defined by Russia: these will be Programs in Information Science and Technology, Energy Science and Technology, Biomedical Science and Technology, Space Science and Technology, and civilian Nuclear Science and Technology. Each of these Programs will provide Master’s and Ph.D. degrees to be granted by Skoltech.
RUSNANO & FUND FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
RUSNANO and the Fund for Infrastructure and Education Programmes are government initiatives and instruments to foster growth of the nanotechnology industry in Russia.
RUSNANO implements its mission via engagement of commercial mechanisms: by co-investing in nanotechnology projects with substantial economic potential. RUSNANO’s mission is to build a competitive nanotechnology industry based on the advances of Russian scientists and transfer of cutting-edge technologies from other countries.
The Fund for Infrastructure and Education Programmes was established in the process of reorganisation of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. It encourages development of nanotechnology infrastructure to support innovations in Russia. The Fund for Infrastructure and Education Programmes primarily focuses its activity in the following areas:
• Formation of infrastructure for nanotechnology
• Development of human resources for nanotechnology industry
• Market development for nanotechnology products
• Improvement of the legislative framework for innovation
• Standardisation and certification of nanotechnology products and evaluation of their safety
• Refinements in metrology
• Popularisation of nanotechnology and nano-enabled products.
Open University Skolkovo is a program of the Skolkovo Foundation that aims at creating and developing a community of talented young scholars and entrepreneurs whose expertise provides new human resources and tech startups for Skolkovo Innovation Centre and the innovation ecosystem of Russia. OpUS is a part of the ecosystem of Skolkovo Innovation Centre. It is a source of prospective applicants for The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a source of interns for Skolkovo partner companies, a source of projects for Skolkovo. OpUS is not an educational institution and it does not award diplomas upon completion of education.
Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with an objective to accelerate transformation of Russia from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre composed of companies and start-ups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering over 850), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities will establish a vibrant eco-system of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. 28 world’s most successful corporations, including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson& Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, etc. have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents having signed R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation.