The MAYOR suggested creating a rival SKOLKOVO Moscow state University and RAS institutes

The MAYOR suggested creating a rival SKOLKOVO Moscow state University and RAS institutes


MOSCOW, March 4. The Ministry of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation has developed the draft Federal law on the establishment of the technological valley of the Moscow state University n.a.M.In.University and institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), it will be created special conditions for research, development and commercialization, including the creation of knowledge-intensive industries. The document is published on the official website of the draft regulations.

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“Within the valley will be implemented for the whole chain of innovation: from applied laboratory research and development engineering samples and production of small series of high-tech products in compliance with all environmental standards of the city”, – stated in the explanatory note to the draft law.

It is anticipated that the valley will be in a separate area in the district of Vorobyovy Gory. In the South-West of Moscow is historically the world-unique concentration of research personnel, formed the Moscow state University and institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, indicated in the explanatory Memorandum.

“More active involvement in the process of commercialization of innovations will make a significant contribution to the development of the economy, and the interaction with industry will enhance the traditional educational and research functions of the University and institutions,” the authors of the document.

When you create the valley, the Ministry proposes to focus on the experience of leading world universities three-tier model. It includes the development of basic education, fundamental science, as well as the creation of new products and technologies and their commercialization.

For the commercialization of research results at universities or around them created technology parks, business incubators, offices of venture capital companies and corporate research centres. They are an effective platform for close interaction between science, state and business, as well as a place of self-realization of scientists and entrepreneurs.

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Form of work

For the project technology of the Russian Federation shall be established by the management company with 100-percentage state participation. As a Charter fee of the Russian Federation, as a shareholder of the company, the property of the company will be transferred plots of land on Lomonosovsky Prospekt, the boundaries of which will be determined by the Russian government.

The management company is entitled to dispose of the land to obtain the funds needed for the project valley, as well as self-build or pass under the building to other persons for the purposes of project implementation, stated in the explanatory note to the document.

Privileges and preferences

It is envisaged that the project participants can be legal entities included in the corresponding registry and is engaged in research activity.

The authors of the draft law propose to create favorable conditions for the activities of the project participants. In particular, there is the possibility of compensation of expenses for payment of customs duties in connection with the importation of goods, necessary for the relevant activity. Participants will be able in a special regime to attract foreign experts to work, and will also be able to receive certain tax benefits.