The UNIDO Centre and Skolkovo Foundation develop cooperation
October 18, 2017
On October 18, 2017, the UNIDO Centre for International Industrial Cooperation and the Foundation for Development of the Center for Elaboration and Commercialization of New Technologies “Skolkovo” (Skolkovo Foundation) signed a joint declaration during the “Open Innovations” Forum. The signing ceremony was attended by the Director of the UNIDO Centre Mr. Sergey Korotkov and the Vice-President of Skolkovo Foudation Mr. Yury Saprykin.
The parties formalized their intent to develop cooperation within the activities of UNIDO in the following areas: support for scientific and innovative potential in the industry; commercialization of technologies and protection of intellectual property; support for commercial development of innovative enterprise; investments and technology promotion. Focus will be made on specific fields such as information technologies, nanotechnologies, bio and medical technologies, composite materials, design of complex technical systems.
Skolkovo Foundation is a Russian foundation, whose objective is overseeing the creation and functioning of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, which is an institution unique for Russia, through development and commercialization of new technologies. The Foundation is one of the organizers of the annual Moscow International Forum for Innovative Development “Open Innovations” dedicated to the elaboration and commercialization of newest technologies, popularization of world technology brands and creation of new tools for international cooperation in the field of innovation. In 2017 the event is taking place from 16 to 18 October at Skolkovo Technopark under the aegis of the Government of the Russian Federation.