Skolkovo resident Hoversurf has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai police after demonstrating its Scorpion flying motorbike at the GITEX technology week in Dubai.

Hoversurf demonstrates its human-carrying drone in Dubai this week. Video: Hoversurf.

The Russian company also received an invitation to start mass production of its futuristic hoverbikes in the Dubai area with support from the local authorities, Hoversurf CEO Alexander Atamanov wrote on his Facebook page.

The Scorpion uses quadcopter technology to allow the pilot to fly or hover. The Dubai police are interested in its potential use for responding to emergency situations, Gulf News newspaper reported.

Fourteen other Skolkovo residents are currently exhibiting their products and solutions at GITEX, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference held in Dubai. Several of those companies met with Matar Al Humairi, Assistant Chief Executive Officer of the Smart Infrastructure Sector at the Smart Dubai Government initiative, to present their products earlier this week.

“This region has great potential for tech teams,” said Sergei Khodakov, head of cybersecurity technologies and lead manager at the Skolkovo Foundation’s IT cluster.

“A key factor in the region is its keen interest in innovative solutions with an unequivocal focus on piloting and their introduction. We therefore warmly welcome the future development of this new area of cooperation,” said Khodakov.

GITEX 2017 runs from October 8-12. The Skolkovo companies are exhibiting together with the Russian Export Center at booths Z-01A and Z-01B in the Sheikh Rashid Hall.