One of the results of Viktor Vekselberg's visit as part of Vladimir Putin's delegation to Italy is Skoltech's agrfeement to cooperate with the Italian Insitute of Technology and R&D center deal with ENI corporation.
An agreement on cooperation between the Skolkovo Institute of Science and technology and the Italian Institute of technology (Genoa) has been signed as a part of the bilateral business programme. The aim of the agreement is to ensure joint activity in scientific research, education and the development and commercialization of new innovative technologies. This document provides ground for information and technology exchange between the two universities, as well as academic exchange of professors, doctorate and masters students. The following directions have been highlighted as the top priority: energy, IT, nuclear and space technologies. This agreement has been concluded by Mikhail Myagkov, Vice President of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, and Professor Roberto Cingolani, Director for Science of the Italian Institute of Technology.
The Skolkovo Foundation also announced during that visiti that Italian oil and gas company Eni, one of the largest energy companies in the world, could open a research division in Russia, on the territory of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre, as stated in the memorandum of understanding which the parties signed on Tuesday in Trieste, during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Italy. The memorandum was signed by the President of Skolkovo Foundation Viktor Vekselberg and by Eni’s Executive Director, Paolo Scaroni. In addition to the possible establishing of Eni’s research centre, the memorandum also provides for granting access to the innovative technologies and products created as part of the Skolkovo project, and the provision of Eni’s industrial know-how to the project participants.
According to the statement, during the Russian President’s visit to Italy an agreement for cooperation between the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa) was signed as well. The purpose of the agreement is to ensure cooperation in the field of R&D, education and development and commercialisation of innovative technologies. The agreement provides for sharing information and technologies between the two institutes, and for the exchange of professors, post-graduate and students. The priority fields of cooperation will be energy, information, nuclear and space technologies. The agreement was signed by Mikhail Myagkov, Vice-President of Skoltech, and Professor Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director at the Italian Institute of Technology.