On July 23rd an Air Liquide delegation visited the Innovation Center in Skolkovo and met with the Energy Efficient Technologies Cluster. The delegation included the Senior Scientific Director of Corporate R&D, the Frankfurt Research & Technology Center Director, the International R&D Partnership Director and the Commercial Director and a Business Developer of Air Liquide Russia.

During the visit , 11 innovative product development projects hosted by the Energy Cluster were presented to Air Liquide. Among the projects were: "Aeroprotection", "Friazinsky magnetic technologies", "New metallurgical technologies", "Energy efficiency", "Mevodena", "Membranes NC" "Siberian Gas Technology", "Start catalyst", "New gas technologies - synthesis", "Gazochim techno" and "Engo engineering." All projects were received positively by Air Liquide experts. Skolkovo and Air Liquide also discussed opportunities of further cooperation with the purpose of supporting development of innovation in Russia and commercialization of domestic initiatives.

Nikolay Grachev, Vice President, Executive Director of the Cluster of energy-efficient technologies, noted that mutual technological domains of interest, as shared during the meeting, provide a good basis for Skolkovo and Air Liquide to develop future cooperation in the field of R&D.

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. 

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and globally and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients, and the scientific community.

 The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the long-term