Russian President Vladimir Putin noted the cooperation between the Skolkovo Foundation and Brazil’s Tecnopuc innovations centre during official talks with his Brazilian counterpart, Michel Temer, at the Kremlin on Wednesday.
An international team of scientists featuring researchers from Russia’s Skoltech (the university founded by the Skolkovo Foundation and MIT) appears to have found a way of making a storage battery, including that for a smartphone, much more efficient and durable.
An innovative drug described by Skolkovo’s biomed cluster as “female Viagra” and a potentially groundbreaking system of diagnosing endometriosis – a medical condition that affects millions of women around the world – were among the winning projects at this year’s Startup Village.
Russia fell two spots to #45 out of 127 countries in the latest issue of the Global Innovation Index, the US-Russia Business Council reported, citing Cornell University (US), INSEAD (a French business school) and the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization as the authors of the ranking.
Illustrating the growing traction of blockchain technologies in the country, a team of Russian scientists and financial experts has just raised $7.07 million from 3,955 backers on a blockchain-based crowdfunding platform.