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Invitation of the TU Berlin and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Skolkovo Foundation

Berlin-Moscow: Science Bridge

Mittwoch, 22. Februar 2012

Media Information No. 42/2012

Skolkovo Innovation Center to cooperate with Institutions in Berlin / Invitation to the press conference at the TU Berlin

Until 2015 a modern Centre for Research and Development will be completed just outside the gates of Moscow. „Skolkovo“ is the name of the new Science City and will serve as a link between fundamental and application-oriented research. In an exemplary way it aims to combine science, teaching, research, economy and technical education. The Russian government and companies want to invest in the cluster of innovation in order to create ideal conditions for about 20.000 highly qualified scientists and engineers for the research and development of high-tech products that can compete on the world market.

A „Scientific Advisory Council“ (SAC) of high-level experts consults the „Skolkovo Foundation“. Its Co-Chairmen are Nobel Prize Winners Roger Kornberg (Chemistry) from the U.S. (Stanford) and Zhores I. Alferov (Physics) from Russia.

Members of the Council will meet on March 2nd, 2012 for the first time outside of Russia and will visit the German capital. They want to establish contact with the TU Berlin, with the science and technology park in Adlershof and with the Centre for Healthcare in Berlin-Buch. Members of the Advisory Council want to get acquainted with structures at universities and at non-university institutions and sign letters of intend about a future cooperation with the partners.

We would therefore like to cordially invite you to join the press conference:
Friday, March 2nd, 2012 from 1-2 p.m. 
Technische Universität, Main Building, Room H 1035,
Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
(near the underground station Ernst-Reuter-Platz) 

The following people will provide information:

  • Prof. Roger Kornberg, Nobel Prize winner, Co-Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council
  • Prof. Zhores I. Alferov, Nobel Prize winner, Co-Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council
  • Dmitry Kolosov, Skolkovo Foundation Vice-President
  • Alexei Beltukov, Skolkovo Foundation Vice-President
  • Sergei Kurilov, Technopark Skolkovo General Director
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Steinbach, President of the TU Berlin
  • Hardy Schmitz, Chief Executive Officer of the WISTA GmbH, Berlin-Adlershof
  • Dr. Andreas Mätzold, Managing Director of the BBB-Management GmbH, Berlin-Buch

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dieter Bimberg, Executive Director of the Center of NanoPhotonics of the TU Berlin und member of the Scientific Advisory Council Skolkovo

For organizational reasons please register until February 27th, 2012 under: E-Mail: or Fax: 030/314-23909

The registration is binding.


Editorial office/journal: _________________________________________



In case you are interested in an individual interview, please indicate your preferred time until February 27th, 2012 as well. We will be in contact with you. Individual interview request with:




For more information, please do not hesitate to contact:

Stefanie Terp
Spokeswoman of the TU Berlin
ph.: +49-30/314-23922

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