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Skolkovo Foundation to take part in RusNanoTech 2011

Wed 2:00 PM - Thu 3:00 PM
Wed 26 Oct 2011 2:00 PM - Thu 27 Oct 2011 3:00 PM (UTC+03:00) Moscow, St. Petersburg

The Skolkovo Foundation will stage a number of important events on 26–27 October as part of the RUSNANOTECH 2011 Forum.

On the first day of the Forum, 26 October the Skolkovo Foundation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will sign a concluding three-year agreement on cooperation on the programme to create the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SIST).

Taking part in the official signing ceremony will be Viktor Vekselberg, president of the Skolkovo Foundation, Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Edward Crawley, founding president of SIST. The signing of the agreement will take place at the Forum Press Centre, Pavilion No 2, on 26 October at 14.00.

At the conclusion of the signing there will be a presentation by the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.

On the same day the Skolkovo Foundation, represented by Viktor Vekselberg, President of the Skolkovo Foundation, and the Composite Holding Company, represented by its Chief Executive Officer Leonid Melamed, will sign an agreement on creating a Research and Development Centre in the field of polymer composite materials on the basis of carbon fibre, in the presence of Sergey Kiriyenko, director geneal of Rosatom state corporation, and Anatoly Chubais, chairman of the board of RUSNANO. The signing of the agreement between the Skolkovo Foundation and the Composite Holding Company will take place in the Forum’s press centre on 26 October at 16.00.

The TEDxSkolkovo conference will take place on 27 October. The conference, in the TED format – Technology, Entertainment, Design – will be devoted to the subject of “Revolutionary breakthroughs”. Nikolay Pryanishnikov, president of Microsoft in Russia, and senior executives from well known companies who champion innovative solutions will share their ideas that are worthy of wider application.

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