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Patents Power competition winners awarded grants from Bayer
Three innovative biomed projects were selected as the winners of the Patents Power competition last week organised by the Skolkovo Foundation, the German pharma company Bayer and Rospatent, Russia’s federal intellectual property service. Finalists...
Bayer, Skolkovo launch competition for biotech startups
The Skolkovo Foundation has teamed up with the multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer to launch a competition to help biotech startups advance their projects and secure their intellectual property rights. The competition, titled...
LegalTech event: robots are no match for lawyers – yet
For centuries, ambitious young people have gone into law believing they would never be in want of work: the world will always need lawyers, so the thinking went. In the 21st century, amid growing predictions that many human jobs will soon be outsourced...
Optogard Nanotech gets nearly $2M in investment
Optogard Nanotech, a resident startup of the Skolkovo Foundation, has raised 110 million rubles ($1.8 million) in financing from Garant, a group investing in industrial projects. Under the terms of the deal, the investors and company founders have become...
BRICS intellectual property tsars swap expertise at Skolkovo
Senior representatives of the intellectual property offices of the BRICS countries met at the Skolkovo innovation centre on Tuesday to exchange ideas on helping startups to secure their property rights. Representatives of intellectual property offices...
Friendlier foxes and discount delicacies: Agro tech arrives at Skolkovo
Skolkovo has begun accepting applications from startup companies in the agriculture business and expects its first residents by the end of the year, opening up new avenues of research that experts say are of critical importance for biotech in Russian...
Business angels brandish tridents at pitch session
Angel investors may earn their nickname in the noble quest to rescue cash-starved startups, but, as revealed in a recent meeting of the Skolkovo Business Angels Club, they can be positively fiendish in forcing them to justify their salvation. The business...
Skolkovo aims to contribute 1.5 trillion rubles to Russian GDP by 2030
Skolkovo is aiming to contribute 1.5 trillion rubles to the Russian economy by 2020, Foundation president Victor Vekselberg said Friday. Addressing Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s commission on economic modernization at the Hypercube, Vekselberg...
Important developments in regulation of small innovation enterprises
IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN REGULATION OF SMALL INNOVATION ENTERPRISES (hereinafter «MIPs»), FOUNDED BY THE BUDGETARY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTIONS, THE BUDGETARY SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS AND AUTONOMOUS...
Webinar: Intellectual Property in Russian Federation
Here you can find a video of Webinar in which experts of IP Center Skolkovo spoken about the following issues: -What types of IP exist and protected in Russia? -Are Russian IP laws effective and sufficient? -How to obtain patents in Russia? -What is meant...
Skolkovo Patenting School: 'IP is the lifeblood of innovation'
The annual Patenting School, an annual two-day conference aimed at providing participants with practical knowledge of how to patent hi-tech projects, both in Russia and abroad, got underway at the Skolkovo Technopark on Thursday. The annual Patenting...
Protecting intellectual property in an open source world
How can traditional intellectual property protection institutions such as patents continue to function in a world where new technologies are developed and go out-of-date in the space of a few months, if patents can take five years to obtain? If a robot...
Lawyers vs. artificial intelligence: Skolkovo to host LegalTech forum
A proposal sent to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to use artificial intelligence to improve Russia’s legal system made the headlines this week, but this process is in fact already underway. Robot-lawyers, the use of blockchain to create smart contracts...
Inventors get crash course in protecting their IP at annual Patenting School
Scientists and tech entrepreneurs from across Russia who are anxious to protect their inventions gathered at the Skolkovo innovation centre this week for an intensive Patenting School aimed at providing participants with all the information they need...
World Intellectual Property Organisation opens office at Skolkovo
The only branch of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in Europe and the former Soviet Union began operating out of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre this month. WIPO, a United Nations agency tasked with promoting the protection of intellectual...
Update available for Startup Village
Improvements in this version of Startup Village: Record crowds, new setting, creative catering. Like the leading smartphone apps, Startup Village is constantly evolving. The third edition of Russia and Eastern Europe’s biggest startup event is no...
Medvedev notes Skolkovo’s role in boosting global patents out of Russia
Skolkovo is playing a key role in redressing Russia’s import-export imbalance when it comes to innovations, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speaking in Novocheboksarsk this week. Photo: government,ru Speaking...
SKRI signs a Framework Alliance with Intellectual Property Center «Skolkovo»
Skolkovo RusInnovations (SKRI) and IP Centre «Skolkovo» have entered into a Framework Agreement as concerns the provision of professional services related to: sourcing, licensing and protecting Intellectual Property rights derived from Russian...
IP in the Spotlight at International Lecture and Seminar
On July 4 a lecture and seminar discussing problems of intellectual property was conducted at the Hypercube. The audience and participants were presented by lawyers of Skolkovo Foundation’s partner companies as well as students of the summer school...
Webinar. Intellectual Property in Russia
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about intellectual property in Russia. Don’t forget to tell your English speaking business partners, colleagues and friends about this webinar! What types of IP exist and protected in Russia? Are Russian...
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