The Open Innovations Startup Tour 2017, a roving search for talented tech startups across Russia and several neighbouring countries, has completed its first stop abroad in the Kazakh city of Almaty, following earlier visits to Russia’s Far Eastern regions of Khabarovsk and the Sakha republic.
Chemists and material science researchers at the Moscow Lomonosov State University have looked into emerging problems behind the operation of new ultra-capacity Li-air storage batteries, specifically into reasons for their damage because of oxygen reduction, and now appear to see ways of slowing down the process.
Microbiologists at the Moscow Lomonosov State University (MSU)’s department of biology have used cell engineering techniques to develop a new strain of lactic acid bacteria capable of generating antibiotics with a wide range of applicability.
Playkey, a resident startup of the Skolkovo Foundation’s IT cluster, has attracted $1.5 million in investment from Darz, a major German IT service provider and data centre owner, in exchange for a share of the company.
Scientists at the St. Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University in collaboration with French, Swiss and Polish colleagues have unveiled a discovery which they believe is a major first step towards the development of electrolyte-free storage batteries.
AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish biopharmaceutical multinational, is interested in new molecules by Russian developers and considering investing more than $16m in an effort to localize production in the Russian Federation.
The Skolkovo innovation centre has been shortlisted as a Best Futura Mega Project at the MIPIM Awards 2017, a prestigious ceremony held as part of the MIPIM international property exhibition held annually in the French resort of Cannes.
Scientists, tech entrepreneurs, students, professors and all other members of the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem now have access to the goldmine of scientific information compiled by the Elsevier publishing house.