Two Skolkovo-backed startups, Motorica and Caterwil, have been awarded Hope in Technology prizes by the Trade and Industry Ministry in the category of social projects using rehabilitation technologies and devices.
The Skolkovo startups currently taking part in Slush, the annual large-scale tech startup event held in Helsinki, are better prepared than ever before, the Skolkovo Foundation’s vice president for strategy and investment, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, told sk.ru on the sidelines of the giant conference.
Skolkovo’s Technopark has signed an agreement with Cherkizovo Group, a major Russian meat producer, to establish an acceleration centre for Skolkovo resident startups working in the areas of biotech in agriculture and industry.
Russian Venture Company (RVC), Russia’s national fund of funds for innovation, has recently set up three joint funds with the Skolkovo Foundation that manages this country’s most widely touted innovation hub under construction just outside Moscow, and is now investing more than $70m in these.
Cognitive Technologies, a Russian software developer, is now leading a working group set up by IBM, Google, Nvidia, Tyan and Mellanox (all members of the international OpenPower Foundation consortium) to develop driverless vehicles.
The Skolkovo Foundation will set up three venture capital funds to provide additional sources of investment for startups, the foundation’s president Victor Vekselberg said Friday at the Open Innovations forum.