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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:30 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Tatarstan Innopolis Opens in Russia
    ...........................................
    So it is pretty much similar to Skolkovo but this one is near Kazan.

    Speaking of Innopolis.... russia


    Huawei to Cooperate with Russian IT Firms on Development of Cloud Computing Systems

    The companies plan to focus on building new virtualization systems and a cloud computing platform based on OpenStack for businesses in Russia and other BRIC’s nations.


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    http://russia-insider.com/en/technology/huawei-cooperate-russian-it-firms-development-cloud-computing-systems/ri7889

    Chinese telecommunications and networking giant Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd has signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s I-Teco Company, a provider of enterprise IT systems, and JSC SEZ Innopolis, the management firm of the Innopolis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) near Kazan.

    The companies say they plan to cooperate on the development of new IT and communications products based on international standards for the Russian market, with a particular focus on virtualization and cloud computing. The agreement was announced at a special ceremony in Innopolis, CNews reported.

    A spokesperson for I-Teco said the Russian firm will work together with Huawei in the research and development of virtualization systems and a cloud computing platforms based on the open-source OpenStack project. For these purposes, I-Teco plans to create a subsidiary company which will be resident in the SEZ Innopolis technopark. As for Huawei, it will provide both hardware and software that’s compatible with OpenStack technology, in addition to human and material resources. The ultimate aim is to develop systems that meet international standards and can satisfy the needs of both Russian and fellow BRIC’s nations companies.

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    To begin with, I-Teco and Huawei plan to set up a special working group to formulate a plan for developing the technologies. CNews said that students and academics from the University Innopolis would also participate in the development process, and that the university would create special courses for students interested in learning about cloud software.

    “Huawei welcomes Russian initiatives to transform its IT strategy in various sectors,” said Wan Biao, CEO of Huawei. “We are confident that the creation of the Innopolis Special Economic Zone will be a key driver of the Russian IT economy. We hope that our cooperation with I-Teco will provide an opportunity for us to apply our broad knowledge and international experience within the Russian market. “

    Huawei certainly has the “broad knowledge” and “international experience” required to get the job done. The company is one of the largest telecommunications and networking firms in the world, and operates more than 400 data centers worldwide, according to CNews. The company also operates seven research centers in China, Europe and North America, staffed with over 12,000 engineers and developers. Huawei also has 658 patents related to cloud computing, and over 400 in the field of data storage.
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:13 pm

    In Russia begins production of nuclear batteries

    So when improved maybe sub drones can use it?

    http://www.pravda.ru/news/science/09-06-2015/1262770-tpu-0/

    Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a technology of manufacturing a fuel cell for the first Russian nuclear power sources. Their first experimental batch they plan to release in 2016. And the mass production will be deployed on the basis of the Mining and chemical combine (the enterprise of the state Corporation "Rosatom", RIA Novosti reported.

    A joint project of the works and the Siberian aerospace University named after academician M. F. Reshetnev for the production of electric batteries, using energy "soft" beta-decay of radioactive Nickel-63, became one of winners of competition of the Russian Ministry of education.
    Head of the Department of technical physics TPU Igor Shamanin said that with the help of the research nuclear reactor at Tomsk scientists will produce from the isotope Nickel-62 unstable isotope Nickel-63 is a pure beta emitter. His energy radiation is small, with a relatively large half-life. The so-called nuclear battery it is possible to create on its basis. This power source is able to serve about 50 years.
    The joint project will create a new generation of Autonomous electronics and medical equipment. According to Igor Shamanin, the need for reliable batteries that have such a long service life, high. For example, nuclear batteries can be used for a pacemaker.
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    Post  zepia on Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:12 pm

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:In Russia begins production of nuclear batteries

    So when improved maybe sub drones can use it?

    http://www.pravda.ru/news/science/09-06-2015/1262770-tpu-0/

    Russian are creating T-800.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:49 pm

    zepia wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:In Russia begins production of nuclear batteries

    So when improved maybe sub drones can use it?

    http://www.pravda.ru/news/science/09-06-2015/1262770-tpu-0/

    Russian are creating T-800.
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    Terminator Armata MK3... lol1 lol1 lol1
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:52 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    zepia wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:In Russia begins production of nuclear batteries

    So when improved maybe sub drones can use it?

    http://www.pravda.ru/news/science/09-06-2015/1262770-tpu-0/

    Russian are creating T-800.
    respekt  respekt  respekt
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    Terminator Armata MK3... lol1 lol1 lol1


    disposal of damaged battery Smile
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:18 am

    Skolkovo initiative could give new boost to Russian startups

    On June 2-3, 2015 a major event was held at the Startup Village at Skolkovo Innovation Center in Moscow. The initiative has the potential to stimulate the development of Russia's startup environment.

    Russia’s startup entrepreneurs look set to benefit from the backing of Moscow’s Skolkovo Innovation Center, following a large-scale event recently held by the organization at its Startup Village.

    Over the course of two days the Startup Village greeted more than 10,000 participants: Russian and foreign entrepreneurs, investors, venture fund representatives and government officials. The event was an unprecedented one in Russia, where the innovation ecosystem began developing only a few years ago. The Startup Village was the grand finale of a road show of Russian development institutions. Throughout the year, as part of the Startup Tour, they have been looking for the best innovation ideas in 12 Russian cities.

    "The startup environment has just begun in Russia - we are witnessing its birth," says Alexei Sitnikov, vice president of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a joint project between the Skolkovo Foundation and MIT. In 2015, during the course of the Startup Village event, Skoltech held its first graduation. More than 70 percent of its students established their own companies during their period of studies.


    "What makes a startup land in Russia?"


    Experts at the Startup Village recommended that companies think "globally," and not orient themselves exclusively towards import substitution. Skolkovo Foundation's Vice President Vasily Belov stated that 89 Skolkovo resident-companies currently sell their products abroad.

    "Just a few years ago Russia did not have a startup environment or infrastructure for their development," claimed Sitnikov. "Often the technologies that Russian companies offer are the best of their kind. The only question is whether or not they can be commercialized abroad."

    Today Russian startup companies have an enormous selection of platforms for their development. At the Startup Village techno park representatives from Spain, Turkey, Singapore, Japan, the U.S. and many other countries spoke about their opportunities. Before entering foreign markets "it is important to get a strong foundation in your own country," said Susanne Burkeholder, director of the Huston Technology Center, one of Skolkovo's partners.

    "What makes a startup land in Russia?" Burkeholder remarks. "It is the support system, which Skolkovo definitely has. The innovation center's collaborators have a very high level of competency. Something unique is developing here. Therefore Russia is an excellent place to establish a company."


    In search of investors and partners

    Over 1,000 investors from all over the world registered at the Startup Village conference. On the first day alone 14 agreements were signed with a total value of 13 billion rubles. This amount tallies only the largest agreements, including those with giants such as Alibaba Express and Panasonic. Smaller deals took place on the sidelines, sometimes even during the startups' pitch sessions.

    "Do you understand that to test your antitumor apparatus and then try to enter a market, you will need to invest much, much more?" a jury member asked a representative of a regional startup that presented their idea at the Biomed competition. There were some questions from the audience. Then an intellectual property consultant from a large Korean company stood up and asked: "How much do you need for your development?" The representative said $10,000. It was in such an informal atmosphere that potential deals were hashed out.

    Approximately 350 teams participated in a competition to attract investments for their projects. A total of 26 startups made it to the final round and there were three winners. The Graviton project won first place, which offers sensors for security systems. The Tektum project came in second place, a product offering a hemostatic device. The bronze medal was given to RealTarget, a new immunotherapy method for treating oncological disease.


    Is technology outside the realm of politics?

    The main obstacle for Russian startups today is the economic sanctions and the political environment. According to a Finnish participant, many Finnish companies that were interested in Russian startups and wanted to enter the Russian market had to postpone their expansion. The 40 foreign diplomats visiting Startup Village all seemed to agree that, technology should stay “outside of politics."

    American Ambassador John Tefft reminded everyone that half a dozen of large American companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Boeing, are among the innovation center's partners. French Ambassador to Russia Jean-Maurice Ripert, who was clearly disappointed by the absence of French cheese at the food court, talked about the participation of French architects in the creation of Skolkovo's architectural image.

    "We like to do business with people here," said Burkeholder. "I think that bilateral relations are happening here. They happen between companies, they happen between people. There are some things to overcome, but I think we’ll just keep moving forward."

    - http://rbth.com/science_and_tech/2015/06/08/skolkovo_initiative_could_give_new_boost_to_russian_startups_46737.html)
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:25 am

    The situation is grave with funding. AFAIK Russia with current CBR policy has not enough own resources and money is expensive. Try to borrow on 15-18% for you business line. Maybe it is time to listen to Glazyev? How economy can grow if I cannot afford to borrow as business or as private person to buy? not to mention Nabiulina´s brilliant statements that export will not help economy Smile
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    Post  Vann7 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:43 am

    sepheronx wrote:Tatarstan Innopolis Opens in Russia



    So it is pretty much similar to Skolkovo but this one is near Kazan.


    Video of Innopolis..



    looks very modern facilities.. People in RT in shock..
    Russia was supposed to be a gas station with and
    economy in shatters according to US government. lol1
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 3:13 am

    GunshipDemocracy wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    zepia wrote:
    GunshipDemocracy wrote:In Russia begins production of nuclear batteries

    So when improved maybe sub drones can use it?

    http://www.pravda.ru/news/science/09-06-2015/1262770-tpu-0/

    Russian are creating T-800.
    respekt  respekt  respekt
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    Terminator Armata MK3... lol1 lol1 lol1


    disposal of damaged battery Smile
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    +1 gunship thumbsup

    Anyway depending on how powerful this battery is, it may be a major breakthrough, like powering an exoskeletal combat suite (ala Halo).

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    .....YET Cool
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    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:24 am

    talking about Skolkvo - Russian company ExoAtlet exoskeletons for rehab but as well for army - PAK exoskeleton Laughing

    http://www.exoatlet.ru/

    and here Skolkovo

    http://sk.ru/news/b/press/archive/2014/08/01/ekzoatlet-budet-predstavlen-na-vystavke-dni-innovaciy-ministerstva-oborony-rossiyskoy-federacii-na-stende-skolkovo.aspx



    2yrs oldie but still goldie:
    http://masterok.livejournal.com/1493698.html


    Here details about further dev of Russian Army´s exoskeletons - oldie as well I wonder what they´re cooking now...

    http://xpir.fcntp.ru/lot/2011-2-4-524-024



    AlfaT8 wrote:
    +1 gunship thumbsup

    Anyway depending on how powerful this battery is, it may be a major breakthrough, like powering an exoskeleton combat suite (ala Halo).

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    .....YET Cool

    Looks badass however if you check current development of Russian exoskeletons there was already 2years ago presented Russian passive exoskeleton. Simple yet very effective to carry wights - in gravitation field if you do not move up and down any weight you do not need any energy AFAIK. Worse if this is in mountains geek

    Nonetheless - pls check background - Russian version of active exoskeleton. Last paragraph says about plans of creation of active version. Maybe nuclear cells can help here?
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    Badass huh? afro


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    Post  collegeboy16 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:06 pm

    the best use for such a nuke battery is for powering up highly autonomous long endurance platforms with little, if any maintenance needs.

    specifically spy sats like rorsats operating in low earth orbit, and drone mini-subs acting as mobile SOSUS net.

    use in ground vehicles would be problematic, simply because its a freakin' nuke; maintenance people would refuse to service them and the few who dont would require hazmats. and its kinda hard to do anything complex like maintaining a vehicle in a hazmat suit.

    not to mention the power requirements for moving a ground vehicle and powering its armament, protective systems, sensors and electronics, etc. would be too high for nuke batteries alone unless they had a really huge breakthrough- very unlikely tho, maybe in the far future.


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    Post  Viktor on Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:39 am

    Nice thumbsup

    "Rosatom" to establish serial production of supercomputers
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    Post  George1 on Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:36 pm

    Top 5 Russian inventions at Innoprom exhibition
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    Post  sepheronx on Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:48 pm

    Yota Devices intends to begin production in Kaluga

    Apparently, the phones will be a secure type phone, meant for all types really (but there is a huge demand for government and enterprise needs). So they will end up opening a plant to produce them in Russia for that. They will be expensive, but specialized.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:16 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Yota Devices intends to begin production in Kaluga

    Apparently, the phones will be a secure type phone, meant for all types really (but there is a huge demand for government and enterprise needs).  So they will end up opening a plant to produce them in Russia for that.  They will be expensive, but specialized.

    I wonder how the lowered value of the Rouble will affect the price, because theoretically speaking it may prove to be cheaper to produce in Russia than previously thought.

    Werewolf wrote: Need a new phone since my current one is broken and i have to use my 11 year old one right now, bit archaic but works like its first day. However thought for weeks to get a Yotaphone but i find those smartphones are to expensive and Yotaphone 2 is nowhere in my budget with 600 euro's, thought maybe to import it from Russia could end up being cheaper if i somehow can get it that way and avoid ordering it for german prices?

    Maybe someone has better grasp of that and how to get one for russian price?

    Honestly the Yotaphone needs to shoot for the 'cost-effective', 'flagship-killer' market...right now the role model of the 'cheap' flagship-killer smartphone is the 'One+1', and the 'One+2' smartphone's from China. If the Yotaphone doesn't work out well for you, your best bet is either the One+1 or the One+2 as they give you the most for your money.
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    Post  Werewolf on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:40 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:

    Honestly the Yotaphone needs to shoot for the 'cost-effective', 'flagship-killer' market...right now the role model of the 'cheap' flagship-killer smartphone is the 'One+1', and the 'One+2' smartphone's from China. If the Yotaphone doesn't work out well for you, your best bet is either the One+1 or the One+2 as they give you the most for your money.

    Do you own yota or one+1 smartphone or have any experience with it?
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:03 pm

    I tried Yandex, but I must have downloaded the wrong file as it is all in Russian and I can't work out how to use it properly... will give it another go later in the week I think.
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    Post  Werewolf on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:33 pm

    GarryB wrote:I tried Yandex, but I must have downloaded the wrong file as it is all in Russian and I can't work out how to use it properly... will give it another go later in the week I think.

    My version is in german/english i think there is an automated option that it downloads the file for your region by IP.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:31 pm

    GarryB wrote:I tried Yandex, but I must have downloaded the wrong file as it is all in Russian and I can't work out how to use it properly... will give it another go later in the week I think.

    After work, I could always upload the exe for english file.
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    Post  victor1985 on Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:30 pm

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    The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley

    "t was in September 2009, against the backdrop of the world economic crisis, that the then-president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, unveiled an ambitious modernization program for his country. Of the world’s major economies, Russia’s had fared the worst in the aftermath of the global downturn. GDP shrank by 7.9 percent across 2009, including a record 10.9 percent in the second quarter. Unemployment hit a peak of 9.4 percent in February of that same year. Going into the crisis, oil and natural gas had accounted for some two-thirds of exports. Many had already long recognized that Russia’s dependence on commodities exports was making it vulnerable, but Medvedev was the first Russian president to actively engage with the problem. His solution was a set of reforms, sketched out in a 4,000-word treatise titled “Go Russia!” The reforms were designed to harness technology in order to equip Russia for the 21st century, and they covered industries ranging from nuclear power to space technology to pharmaceuticals. Medvedev’s reforms called for, among other things, a 40 percent reduction in Russia’s energy consumption by 2020, and the commercial generation by 2050 of power by thermonuclear fusion. Medvedev proposed a raft of measures to stimulate IT innovation, from e-governance to education programs to the development of a national grid of supercomputers, whose rollout would begin immediately. The jewel in the crown, announced a few months later, was to be a $4 billion innovation center on a 600-acre plot in a suburb called Skolkovo on the outskirts of Moscow — “something on the lines of Silicon Valley,” as Medvedev himself put it, which by 2020 would house up to 50,000 researchers and technologists. Skolkovo would serve as an incubator for Russia’s start-up community, offering grants, education, and office space. Little by little, Medvedev would make his country — known mostly for oil and gas production and the mining of minerals and heavy metals — an attractive place for homegrown innovation and tech entrepreneurs.

    The program was met with some skepticism at home and abroad — the Economist, for instance, called Medvedev’s plans “implausible.” But Go Russia! appeared to get off to a good start. The Medvedev government traveled abroad to champion its new favorite industry, negotiating a partnership between Skolkovo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and securing financial support from Silicon Valley luminaries, including a $100 million investment from Cisco. Start-ups began flocking to the campus: It grew from 332 resident companies in 2011, to 793 a year later, to more than a thousand by 2013. Foreign capital flooded into Russia: Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, staged its initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange in 2011, raising $1.3 billion — at the time the largest dot-com IPO in the United States since Google’s in 2004. The 2010 IPO on the London Stock Exchange of Mail.ru, a major Russian Internet holding comprising social networking and gaming sites, was 20 times oversubscribed, according to insiders. Skolkovo was raided by anti-corruption agents in April 2013, after which several figureheads on the project were accused of misappropriation of funds. Although officials deny that the investigations were politically motivated, Skolkovo has tumbled down the government’s priority list: This year, the incubator was ordered to cut costs by 20 to 40 percent. “I know five or eight companies who either are leaving or have already left,” said Anton Gladkoborodov, co-founder of Coub, a video-sharing platform and among the most successful companies in Moscow’s nascent tech scene. “If they open the borders and let people have visas, everyone will leave.” “I know quite a few start-ups whose founders have moved to the U.S., to New York, San Francisco,” she said. “Even Ireland — there are programs and incubators there. People are proactively looking for opportunities outside of Russia.” Both Gladkoborodov and Zavrieva are planning their own exits. Coub already has office space in New York City; Channelkit hopes to relocate to the United States toward the end of 2015. And so the dream of a Russian “Silicon Steppe” looks to have died before it even began."
    Source: foreignpolicy.com

    Whole article is too long so i wont post it whole, its anyways half full of anti-Putin propaganda but this part was interesting.
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    Post  flamming_python on Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:08 am

    Militarov wrote:The program was met with some skepticism at home and abroad — the Economist, for instance, called Medvedev’s plans “implausible.” But Go Russia! appeared to get off to a good start. The Medvedev government traveled abroad to champion its new favorite industry, negotiating a partnership between Skolkovo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and securing financial support from Silicon Valley luminaries, including a $100 million investment from Cisco. Start-ups began flocking to the campus: It grew from 332 resident companies in 2011, to 793 a year later, to more than a thousand by 2013. Foreign capital flooded into Russia: Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, staged its initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange in 2011, raising $1.3 billion — at the time the largest dot-com IPO in the United States since Google’s in 2004. The 2010 IPO on the London Stock Exchange of Mail.ru, a major Russian Internet holding comprising social networking and gaming sites, was 20 times oversubscribed, according to insiders. Skolkovo was raided by anti-corruption agents in April 2013, after which several figureheads on the project were accused of misappropriation of funds. Although officials deny that the investigations were politically motivated, Skolkovo has tumbled down the government’s priority list: This year, the incubator was ordered to cut costs by 20 to 40 percent. “I know five or eight companies who either are leaving or have already left,” said Anton Gladkoborodov, co-founder of Coub, a video-sharing platform and among the most successful companies in Moscow’s nascent tech scene. “If they open the borders and let people have visas, everyone will leave.” “I know quite a few start-ups whose founders have moved to the U.S., to New York, San Francisco,” she said. “Even Ireland — there are programs and incubators there. People are proactively looking for opportunities outside of Russia.” Both Gladkoborodov and Zavrieva are planning their own exits. Coub already has office space in New York City; Channelkit hopes to relocate to the United States toward the end of 2015. And so the dream of a Russian “Silicon Steppe” looks to have died before it even began."[/i] Source: foreignpolicy.com

    Whole article is too long so i wont post it whole, its anyways half full of anti-Putin propaganda but this part was interesting.

    Top pic: Skolkovo, May 2015
    Bottom pic: Skolkovo, May 2014

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    My advice to you would be not to believe every futile piece of BS that you read.

    It's true that Skolkovo has been rocked by corruption scandals, arrests and construction delays; but then has Vostochny Spaceport. With such big money involved, corruption is inevitable. What's important is that they're doing something about it, criminal cases have been opened against those charged with misappropriating funds, managers replaced, etc... one case at a time, this sort of thing will die down in Russia.

    Overall, Skolkovo is doing fine, it's not in the news too much these days, as it was very much a project geared towards co-operation with Europe and America; while these days all the rage is about Eastern Economic forums, BRICS summits and import-substitution.
    But nevertheless, front-page news or not - there is more than enough activity there. Opportunities closed due to the sanctions, old people moved out, new people took their place. They are now thinking of uniting it with Moscow State University's own 'tech valley' expansion project. And also, adding agro-technology and medicine to its main focus. I'd estimate another 5 years before the place really comes to fruition.
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    Post  sepheronx on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:17 am

    Militarov wrote:The Short Life and Speedy Death of Russia’s Silicon Valley

    "t was in September 2009, against the backdrop of the world economic crisis, that the then-president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, unveiled an ambitious modernization program for his country. Of the world’s major economies, Russia’s had fared the worst in the aftermath of the global downturn. GDP shrank by 7.9 percent across 2009, including a record 10.9 percent in the second quarter. Unemployment hit a peak of 9.4 percent in February of that same year. Going into the crisis, oil and natural gas had accounted for some two-thirds of exports. Many had already long recognized that Russia’s dependence on commodities exports was making it vulnerable, but Medvedev was the first Russian president to actively engage with the problem. His solution was a set of reforms, sketched out in a 4,000-word treatise titled “Go Russia!” The reforms were designed to harness technology in order to equip Russia for the 21st century, and they covered industries ranging from nuclear power to space technology to pharmaceuticals. Medvedev’s reforms called for, among other things, a 40 percent reduction in Russia’s energy consumption by 2020, and the commercial generation by 2050 of power by thermonuclear fusion. Medvedev proposed a raft of measures to stimulate IT innovation, from e-governance to education programs to the development of a national grid of supercomputers, whose rollout would begin immediately. The jewel in the crown, announced a few months later, was to be a $4 billion innovation center on a 600-acre plot in a suburb called Skolkovo on the outskirts of Moscow — “something on the lines of Silicon Valley,” as Medvedev himself put it, which by 2020 would house up to 50,000 researchers and technologists. Skolkovo would serve as an incubator for Russia’s start-up community, offering grants, education, and office space. Little by little, Medvedev would make his country — known mostly for oil and gas production and the mining of minerals and heavy metals — an attractive place for homegrown innovation and tech entrepreneurs.

    The program was met with some skepticism at home and abroad — the Economist, for instance, called Medvedev’s plans “implausible.” But Go Russia! appeared to get off to a good start. The Medvedev government traveled abroad to champion its new favorite industry, negotiating a partnership between Skolkovo and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and securing financial support from Silicon Valley luminaries, including a $100 million investment from Cisco. Start-ups began flocking to the campus: It grew from 332 resident companies in 2011, to 793 a year later, to more than a thousand by 2013. Foreign capital flooded into Russia: Yandex, Russia’s largest search engine, staged its initial public offering on the Nasdaq exchange in 2011, raising $1.3 billion — at the time the largest dot-com IPO in the United States since Google’s in 2004. The 2010 IPO on the London Stock Exchange of Mail.ru, a major Russian Internet holding comprising social networking and gaming sites, was 20 times oversubscribed, according to insiders. Skolkovo was raided by anti-corruption agents in April 2013, after which several figureheads on the project were accused of misappropriation of funds. Although officials deny that the investigations were politically motivated, Skolkovo has tumbled down the government’s priority list: This year, the incubator was ordered to cut costs by 20 to 40 percent. “I know five or eight companies who either are leaving or have already left,” said Anton Gladkoborodov, co-founder of Coub, a video-sharing platform and among the most successful companies in Moscow’s nascent tech scene. “If they open the borders and let people have visas, everyone will leave.” “I know quite a few start-ups whose founders have moved to the U.S., to New York, San Francisco,” she said. “Even Ireland — there are programs and incubators there. People are proactively looking for opportunities outside of Russia.” Both Gladkoborodov and Zavrieva are planning their own exits. Coub already has office space in New York City; Channelkit hopes to relocate to the United States toward the end of 2015. And so the dream of a Russian “Silicon Steppe” looks to have died before it even began."
    Source: foreignpolicy.com

    Whole article is too long so i wont post it whole, its anyways half full of anti-Putin propaganda but this part was interesting.

    My piece of advise - learn to read and keep track on this forums. Your link is bullshit and so is a lot I am reading from you like the shipyard comment.

    Foreignpolicy has been a joke for long and is frequently made fun of even on sites like zerohedge.

    If you want news that is happening on skolkovo: http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/?search=Сколково

    As well, Skolkovo is the only technopark/innograd that gets all the attention but isnt the only one in Russia. There are plenty of technoparks, Special economic zones and even the tatarstan innograd.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:37 am

    flamming_python wrote:
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    Well, put a skirt on me and call me Susan, this is amazing!!! russia

    I had no idea that place is that big or that it looks so good. All MSM articles use those pics from 5 years ago. Shocker.... Rolling Eyes

    Python, If you have more of this stuff post it ASAP!!!
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    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:02 am



    My piece of advise - learn to read and keep track on this forums. Your link is bullshit and so is a lot I am reading from you like the shipyard comment.

    Foreignpolicy has been a joke for long and is frequently made fun of even on sites like zerohedge.


    As well, Skolkovo is the only technopark/innograd that gets all the attention but isnt the only one in Russia. There are plenty of technoparks, Special economic zones and even the tatarstan innograd.

    First of all i did not write that article, i shared it and i wrote under it if you did not notice that "its full of propaganda", last time i checked forums are used to share data and opinions, i dont mind you reading whatever you like between lines however if you are going to use it to shit on me i am sorry but i wont let you. And Foreignpolicy might be a joke, however

    And none of my shipyard statements were without sense and reason, if you dont like what i write, do not read what i post, if that does not work for you report me i dont really care. And Foreignpolicy might be a joke however almost noone outside Russia will rather belive Russian media hub than Foreighpolicy or anything with stamp "West" on it, coz "West is always right", its called media war and propaganda.

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