Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko met Igor Bobachev, EVP, IT Cluster Skolkovo Foundation at Russian embassy in the UK

Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, met the head of the Russian hi-tech mission to the UK Igor Bogachev, Vice President, Executive Director of IT Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation.

LONDON, 10-Jun-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Skolkovo brings top eleven cyber security companies, which develop a wide range of solutions, including web application firewall, intrusion detection, antimalware, online banking antifraud, governance, risk management and compliance as well as mobile security. Some of them have well-known international companies such as Citi Group, Microsoft, Raiffeisen Bank, ICBC China, PwC, British American Tabaco, Sberbank, Heathrow airport, Vivacell and others among their clientele.

During the road show the companies intend to explore the UK market opportunities to expand their business, find local partners and venture capital investment.

As part of the road show Skolkovo’s startups present their technologies at Infosecurity Europe, that takes place at Olympia in London, 7-9 June 2016 (booth S30). The Skolkovo team will meet the key institutions of the UK startup ecosystem, including UK Trade and Investment, Startup Bootcamp, TechStars, CyLon and Digital Catapult.

The full list of Skolkovo’s companies taking part in the road show is the following: Group IB, Tempesta Technologies, Webkontrol, InfoWatch Lab, Entensys, MobilityLab, LLC,  R-Vision, Stakhanovets, SearchInform, Top View and Echelon Innovations.

About the Skolkovo Foundation
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with the objective of accelerating Russia’s transformation from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective, the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of more than 1,400 high-tech startups, Skolkovo Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech) – a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together, these entities establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship. Fifty global corporations including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents by signing R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo’s startups through December 2015 reached $1 billion. They brought in more than $270 million in investment, creating 17,500 jobs and filing over 1,800 patent applications along the way. By 2020 over 2 million square meters of residential and office space will be built in Skolkovo with 35,000 people working daily in the Innovation Center.

Skolkovo’s IT portfolio currently includes over 450 innovative IT companies that jointly employ over 12,000 people.

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The Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko meets Igor Bobachev, EVP, IT Cluster Skolkovo Foundation at the Russian embassy in the UK

The Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko meets Igor Bobachev, EVP, IT Cluster Skolkovo Foundation at the Russian embassy in the UK


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