Steven Geiger - Skolkovo Innovation Center - November 2011

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An overview of the new innovation center being built in Skolkovo, Russia. Describes the strategy, investment and infrastructure of this strategic initiative of the Russian government.

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Steven Geiger - Skolkovo Innovation Center - November 2011

  1. 1. SKOLKOVO FOUNDATIONPRESENTATIONNOVEMBER 2011
  2. 2. MISSIONSkolkovo is a strategic development initiative to: • Diversify and grow Russia’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurship • Fully-integrate Russian technology into the global economy • Develop human capital through world- class research and education • Create globally-competitive knowledge-based companies 2
  3. 3. 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 3
  4. 4. 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 4
  5. 5. 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 5
  6. 6. 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 Virtual Skolkovo Early Mid Late Basic Applied Research ResearchCity Infrastructure Time 6
  7. 7. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM 1. THE INSTITUTE 7
  8. 8. SKOLKOVO INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY World’s first graduate university to fully- integrate research, education, innovation and entrepreneurship• Core of Skolkovo ecosystem Strategic partner:• Source of high-caliber talent• 1200 graduate students and 300 faculty/post-docs by 2018• 5 programs, 15 research centers (each with 3-4 labs) 8
  9. 9. UNIQUE PLATFORM FOR GLOBAL COLLABORATION Research Centers SIST MIT Energy Program Russian & IT international Program institutions Biomed Program Space Program Nuclear Program 9
  10. 10. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM 2. THE INNOVATION CENTER 10
  11. 11. INNOVATION CENTER 5 technology clusters Technopark Key partners 11
  12. 12. 5 TECHNOLOGY CLUSTERS Energy: efficiency, saving, new energy technology IT: software, engineering, devices Biomed: biotech, drugs, devices Space: telecoms, navigation, Reflecting 5 imaging, life systemsmodernizationpriorities of the Russian Nuclear: medicine, energy, government materials 12
  13. 13. TECHNOPARK SUPPORTING STARTUPS Skolkovo SkolkovoClusters Institute Funds Other Universities Coaching Spin-off Market & training center assistance Corporate ExternalInfrastructure services Funding venture funds Technopark 13
  14. 14. KEY PARTNERSInternational companies Russian companies 14
  15. 15. KEY PARTNERS’ ROLE1. 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 SIST 15
  16. 16. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM 3. THE CITY 16
  17. 17. SKOLKOVO CITY 17
  18. 18. SKOLKOVO CITY Key Facts: • 400 hectares • 10 000 residents • 26 000 total employed • 6 000 professional jobs • 2 500 graduate students, faculty and staff • 2014 completion date (Phase 1) • Pedestrian-oriented master plan • Sustainable design, LEED certified 18
  19. 19. “ONE-STOP-SHOP”• Provide residents with all essential services• Let them focus on their business 19
  20. 20. BUILDING THE ECOSYSTEM 4. VIRTUAL SKOLKOVO 20
  21. 21. VIRTUAL SKOLKOVO: REPLICATING IN THE REGIONS Skolkovo Start-up 2015 Technopark Saint Petersburg University Moscow Nizhniy Novgorod Financing Kazan Skolkovo Tomsk Vladivostok Novosibirsk 2011 • Replicate services in major Russian cities Saint Petersburg • Web-based platform linking Moscow Skolkovo, regional and Nizhniy Novgorod Kazan Krasnoyarsk international resources andSkolkovo Tomsk partners (academic, Vladivostok Novosibirsk commercial, financial) 21
  22. 22. SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR STARTUPS IN SKOLKOVO • No VAT or profit tax for 10 years • 14% unified social tax rate (vs. normal 34%) • Refund of customs duties and VAT on imported equipment • OECD tech regulations apply 22
  23. 23. WHAT SKOLKOVO IS, WHAT SKOLKOVO ISN’TWe 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 23
  24. 24. THANK YOU For more information, please contact: Steven Geiger Chief Operating Officer sgeiger@corp.i-gorod.com www.i-gorod.com 24

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