YEREVAN, February 8. / ARKA /. About ten Armenian research teams are going to apply to Skolkovo project in Russia to seek the status of participant, Alexander Okunev, head of a Skolkovo department, said at a news conference in Yerevan today.
Skolkovo is the Russian state-sponsored giant tech hub nearing completion on the outskirts of Moscow. Okunve said the selection of Armenian research teams is to be made by boards of experts. He said Armenian scientists are interested in the opportunities and infrastructure of the Skolkovo Foundation and its services.
"These include, for example, the possibility of certification and standardization of Armenia-manufactured products in Russia, as well as patenting their products in Russia," he said.
"Armenia is rich with well-known and gifted scientists who are working in different areas of unique researches," he stressed.
He said the Skolkovo Foundation is cooperating actively with Armenian ministry of economy and the State Science Committee.
Viktor Krivopuskov, head of Rossotrudnichestvo office in Armenia, (Rossotrudnichestvo is a Russian government agency in charge of relations with former Soviet republics), said chemistry, physics and space technology are the most prospective areas for bilateral cooperation.
The giant tech hub has already managed to attract more than 500 Russian and foreign startups as well as an impressive array of Russian and international tech giants, research institutions and investment funds. -0-