The Vice President of the Skolkovo Foundation visits the PTA to strengthen the cooperation between both entities

11/09/2014

The meeting is a boost to the agreement signed last July by the technopolis of Malaga and the park of Moscow

The Technology Park of Andalusia (PTA) has received the visit of Alexander Chernov, vice president of the Skolkovo Foundation, with the aim of strengthening cooperation between PTA and the Innovation Centre Skolkovo of Moscow.

This visit is part of an agreement signed between the Russian entity and the PTA last July, in order to strengthen cooperation actions that will be benefit for the mutual understanding of projects by both organizations and by businesses and institutions.

Alexander Chernov has held a meeting with Felipe Romera, director of the PTA, and Luis Sanz, general director of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), at the headquarters of the technopolis.

During his visit, Chernov has noted that Skolkovo has four years old but is growing very fast thanks to the support from the government. The park has some 1,000 small companies and 40 big companies, like Microsoft or Nokia.

"What we want is that small companies that are in Málaga can be part of our innovation system in Russia", said Chernov in relation to the agreement with the PTA.

The representative of the Skolkovo Foundation has also met with the Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre.

During his visit Alexander Chernov has been accompanied by Anna Nikina, director of External Relations of the Skolkovo Foundation.

The meeting strengthens the interest of both technological spaces by increasing the actions of cooperation with Russia, wich materialized through the agreement signed by both entities that include the implementation of actions to promote awareness and cooperation in projects and actions of common interest.

In the Next months, is also planned some business missions to promote knowledge of these two spaces between their users in order to facilitate the establishment of companies and entities in any of the two sites.