YEREVAN, January 22. /ARKA/. Armenia is intensifying its cooperation with Russian Skolkovo innovation center in 2014, said Samvel Harutiunyan, head of the state committee on science, Armenia’s ministry of education and science.
According to an agreement signed with Skolkovo Foundation in April 2013, Armenia will actively develop its cooperation on innovations with Russian partners in 2014.
A program of cooperation in innovations 2020 is implemented by Skolkovo within CIS, the head of the committee said.
“I believe, bearing in mind Armenia’s intention to join the Customs Union, our cooperation with Skolkovo will intensify, and funding will be provided for part of the programs proposed by Armenia”, Harutiunyan said.
In particular, he said, some 40 projects were presented by Armenia in 2013, five of them, mainly in physics, chemistry and biology, were approved. Harutiunyan expressed hopes funding will start as early as this year.
The money will be allocated by a new fund comprised of CIS countries, but main part of the funding, about 80-85%, will be provided by the Russian side, Harutiunyan said. –0—