RuSciTech Newsletter – September 2014

News of the Russian-Speaking Science and Technology Community

Welcome to the September edition of the RuSciTech Newsletter!

We are pleased to share new events and opportunities, which may be of interest to you or your colleagues.
In this newsletter you will find a selection of events taking place this autumn as well as some interesting news and developments from our community members.
As always, you are very welcome to share your news and suggestions with us.
We look forward to hearing from you at:

Forthcoming Events

Crimea Hi-Tech-2014 Forum – the prospects of creating a high-tech cluster on the Crimea peninsula
25-27 September 2014
Sevastopol, Crimea

Open Innovations Forum
14-16 October 2014
Moscow, Russia

Skolkovo Foundation Round Table Discussion
30 October, 2014
Stanford University campus, Stanford, CA, USA

Skolkovo Foundation is organising a round table discussion with companies and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley interested in cooperating with Skolkovo. Members of Skolkovo Foundation Scientific Advisory Council and representatives of appropriate Skolkovo Foundation departments will take part in the event.
More information & registrations: Oleg Pertsovskiy, Operations Director, Energy Efficiency Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation (

RASA Annual Conference
8-9 November 2014
Boston, USA
Among the participants are expected: a number of leading Russian-speaking scientists from the USA, representatives from the Russian Ministry of Science and Education, Skolkovo, Rusnano and members of the leading Russian universities. Confirmed speakers include: A. Kabanov, V. Shiltsev, V. Fokin, D. Kharzeev. The conference programme will be published soon at:

International Online Programme Development Workshop
8-12 December 2014
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
The programme includes:
From 1 – 30 November: Free Online Introduction Module
8 – 12 December: Online and face-to-face seminars by ASU professors (mornings) and presentations of guest speakers (afternoons)
1 – 5 December and 15 – 19 December: Optional face-to-face group seminars and topic-specific training.


The Russian Science Foundation has announced the winners of the competition for international scientific groups  Additional info. 

A new development institution will be established in Russia – the Industry Development Foundation

An international grant has been awarded to the group of Prof Yuri Shprits (Skoltech Uni) to research the weather in space.

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow has opened admissions for MSc students 

Skoltech University is recruiting scientists for its faculty. Interested candidates should contact Skoltech directly at:

With warm regards from Cambridge (UK),Coordinating Committee 
RuSciTech Association 
September 2014