Building the Future of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Innovation Ecosystem Ideas Lab:
Call for Applications


"How can an institution or government seed, grow, and maximize technological innovation and entrepreneurship?"

Skoltech and the MIT Skoltech Initiative welcome applications for an Innovation Ecosystem Ideas Lab, a workshop to identify new research projects at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). The workshop will take place from September 23-27, 2013, in the Russian Federation.

Ideas Lab in Russia

MIT and Skoltech are collaborating to build a new graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia that will integrate research, education, and innovation across science and technology. The success of this project depends on designing a new innovation ecosystem that infuses all university activities.

We are convening an Ideas Lab to develop innovative approaches to an innovation ecosystem. During the Ideas Lab, participants form multidisciplinary, collaborative teams that can present proposals to address this challenge. The organizers plan to fund select research proposals that emerge from this process.

To apply

The deadline to apply is July 5, 2013. Please visit the Skoltech website for full event and application information.