Skolkovo teams up with Tel Aviv university to develop high tech projects and student exchange
8 Oct '14
Last week the Skolkovo Foundation, the non-profit organization in charge of completing an international tech hub on the outskirts of Moscow, inked a memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv University, opening the way to a wide range of cooperations.
The two partners intend to launch joint R&D and commercial projects in the field of biomedical technologies and other high-tech domains. “A particular focus will be made on projects with strong commercialization prospects, and on the development of technological startups,” Skolkovo’s press service told East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries.
The partners will also support educational interactions and a student exchange.
Skolkovo Foundation President Viktor Vekselberg will head the Friends of Tel-Aviv University Association in Russia.
“Russia and Israel are connected by long-term scientific communications, and I am confident that the new format of our cooperation will more closely unite the efforts of Russian and Israeli scientists for the benefit of science and the progress of mankind as a whole,” Mr. Vekselberg stated.
Tel Aviv University already has cooperation programs with several Russian universities. These include the Moscow State University (MSU), the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), and the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics.