SKOLKOVOINNOVATION  CENTERNOV 19, 2011
WHY SKOLKOVO?                                          Normal Technology Life CycleTechnology maturity / market acceptance...
WHY SKOLKOVO?                                          Current Russian Situation                                          ...
+ A FEW MORE GAPSPractices of sponsored researchCulture of entrepreneurshipInstitutional environmentR&D infrastructure   >...
SKOLKOVO CITY                5
SKOLKOVO CITY                Key figures:                • 400 hectares                • 10 000 residents                •...
SPECIAL ECONOMIC REGIMENo VAT or profit tax for 10 years14% unified social tax rate (vs. normal 34%)Refund of customs duti...
5 THEMATIC AREAS = RU MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES       Energy: efficiency, saving, new energy technologies             IT: s...
KEY ELEMENTS OF SKOLKOVO ECOSYSTEM                          •   University+                          •   Startups         ...
TECHNOPARK SUPPORTING STARTUPS                   Skolkovo      SkolkovoClusters           Institute      Funds            ...
CORPORATE PARTNERSInternational companies    Russian companies                                         11
THE ROLE OF CORPORATE PARTNERS1. Create and operate R&D centers in Skolkovo2. Evaluate Skolkovo’s pipeline of promising te...
SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY                                    World’s first graduate                    ...
SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE: NEGOTIATIONSMIT facultyRu academicsRu management and legalGovernment1. Role of faculty in the US2. Dis...
ENGINEERING SYSTEM: SKOLKOVOENVIRONMENT / CULTURE                               15
SKOLKOVO ENVIRONMENT / CULTUREInnovation ecosystems: success factors andmechanisms. Engineering systems                   ...
17
THE SOLUTION?                         Close the gap with tools for efficient commercializationTechnology maturity / market...
MISSIONSkolkovo is a strategic development initiative to:                      • Develop human capital through world-     ...
GUIDING PRINCIPLES            Open, transparent, and fair: essential to            attract world-class talent, institution...
WHAT SKOLKOVO IS, WHAT SKOLKOVO IS NOTWe provide financial grants      We are not an investment                           ...
SKOLKOVO ENVIRONMENT / CULTURE: OPEN QUESTIONSMixed communities v compartmentalizedOpen to external audiences v closed    ...
SKOLKOVO CITY                23
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STS 19_11_11 Skolkovo

  1. 1. SKOLKOVOINNOVATION CENTERNOV 19, 2011
  2. 2. WHY SKOLKOVO? Normal Technology Life CycleTechnology maturity / market acceptance Private Large Corporates Equity IPOs Commoditization of Technology Entrepreneurs Early Late Mid Basic Applied ResearchResearch VC Time 2
  3. 3. WHY SKOLKOVO? Current Russian Situation The gap:Technology maturity / market acceptance • Research not linked to market • Little early-stage financing or services • Result: weak commercialization Private Large Corporates Equity IPOs Commoditization of Technology Entrepreneurs Early Late Mid Basic Applied ResearchResearch VC Time 3
  4. 4. + A FEW MORE GAPSPractices of sponsored researchCulture of entrepreneurshipInstitutional environmentR&D infrastructure > Low productivity + brain drain 4
  5. 5. SKOLKOVO CITY 5
  6. 6. SKOLKOVO CITY Key figures: • 400 hectares • 10 000 residents • 26 000 total employed • 6 000 professional jobs • Pedestrian-oriented master plan • Sustainable design, LEED certified • 2014 completion date (phase 1) 6
  7. 7. SPECIAL ECONOMIC REGIMENo VAT or profit tax for 10 years14% unified social tax rate (vs. normal 34%)Refund of customs duties and VAT on importedequipmentOwn customs service; simplified migration law 7
  8. 8. 5 THEMATIC AREAS = RU MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES Energy: efficiency, saving, new energy technologies IT: software, engineering, devices Biomed: biotech, drugs, devices Space: telecom, navigation, imaging, life systems Nuclear: medicine, energy, materials 8
  9. 9. KEY ELEMENTS OF SKOLKOVO ECOSYSTEM • University+ • Startups • Corporate R&D centers • VC funds • Moscow School of Management 9
  10. 10. TECHNOPARK SUPPORTING STARTUPS Skolkovo SkolkovoClusters Institute Funds Other Universities Coaching Spin-off Market & training center assistance Corporate ExternalInfrastructure services Funding venture funds Technopark 10
  11. 11. CORPORATE PARTNERSInternational companies Russian companies 11
  12. 12. THE ROLE OF CORPORATE PARTNERS1. Create and operate R&D centers in Skolkovo2. Evaluate Skolkovo’s pipeline of promising technologies & advise on strategy3. Co-invest in promising Skolkovo start-ups4. Offer early commercialization opportunities to Skolkovo startups5. Fund research at SkTech 12
  13. 13. SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY World’s first graduate university to fully-integrate research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship• 1200 graduate students and 200 Strategic partner: faculty by 2018• 5 programs, 15 multi-university research centers• Source of expertise in Skolkovo• Source of high-caliber talent 13
  14. 14. SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE: NEGOTIATIONSMIT facultyRu academicsRu management and legalGovernment1. Role of faculty in the US2. Distribution of faculty time (1/3 spent pitching) …3. Need of a model4. Services contract, quantity v quality bureaucratic control5. Gap between capacity to deliver and capacity to assimilate Pride6. Quality v speed (political logic) Distance to power7. Interdisciplinarity; complex collaborations TrustCultural bias? How do we deal with it in Skolkovo? 14
  15. 15. ENGINEERING SYSTEM: SKOLKOVOENVIRONMENT / CULTURE 15
  16. 16. SKOLKOVO ENVIRONMENT / CULTUREInnovation ecosystems: success factors andmechanisms. Engineering systems Mindset CultureArchitecture > infrastructure > institutions > institutes> governance Values :: frameworks – life is in betweenExperience, attractiveness DynamicsCommunities EquilibriumBehaviours: types and efficiency/effectivenessQualities of the ecosystem 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. THE SOLUTION? Close the gap with tools for efficient commercializationTechnology maturity / market acceptance Skolkovo “Ecosystem” Skolkovo Institute Large Corporates Innovation Center • 5 clusters Commoditization of • Technopark Technology • Key partners Entrepreneurs VC Venture Capital Early Mid Late Basic Applied Research ResearchCity Infrastructure Time 18
  19. 19. MISSIONSkolkovo is a strategic development initiative to: • Develop human capital through world- class research and education • Diversify and grow Russia’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurship • Integrate Russia into global networks of technology and knowledge exchange 19
  20. 20. GUIDING PRINCIPLES Open, transparent, and fair: essential to attract world-class talent, institutions and businesses International standards Maximum private sector participation Self-sustaining over time Physical and virtual layers 20
  21. 21. WHAT SKOLKOVO IS, WHAT SKOLKOVO IS NOTWe provide financial grants We are not an investment fund; we do not invest, takeWe are non-profit equity stakes or board seatsWe finance and support R&D We don’t finance production orand early-stage companies advanced commercial activityWe are a platform for We are not a sales agentinternational collaboration inR&D and technology transferWe support and finance both We are not limited to RussianRussian and international technology; our mandate is toinnovation enhance 2-way tech transfer 21
  22. 22. SKOLKOVO ENVIRONMENT / CULTURE: OPEN QUESTIONSMixed communities v compartmentalizedOpen to external audiences v closed 22
  23. 23. SKOLKOVO CITY 23
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