ISS-Reshetnev – key partner for Skolkovo Innovation Center
The Center of Exploratory Studies, established by Academician M.F. Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems, has been officially included into the Skolkovo participant list. This event opens up new opportunities for ISS-Reshetnev’s subsidiary, allowing it to implement new advanced projects under the program of innovative development currently pursued by the company, using grant support from the Skolkovo Foundation.
Cooperation with the Foundation is an important instrument for realization of ISS-Reshetnev’s innovative development program up to the year 2020. The Reshetnev Company is aimed to adopt new approaches to scientific and research activities, using resources of the Skolkovo Innovation Center.
The recently-established Center of Exploratory Studies is expected to become a place for testing new methods and approaches to developing advanced technologies which then can be used at ISS-Reshetnev. Owing to the status of Skolkovo participant, the Reshetnev Company will incur lower expenses on the development and implementation of innovative solutions. The Center of Exploratory Studies also received means of attracting investment – grants awarded by the Skolkovo Foundation, tax breaks, customs privileges and access to a wide range of free services provided by the Skolkovo residents, among others.
ISS-Reshetnev’s subsidiary will carry out research study on the development of leading-edge technologies, products and services which can be beneficial for advanced satellite design and construction. Besides, the center’s experts will provide long-range technology foresight (with long time horizons of 20-30 years).
The Center of Exploratory Studies of the Reshetnev Company will be initially located in Zheleznogorsk, and then, starting from 2014 it will be moved to the innovation city of Skolkovo.
Agreement on the creation and deployment of the Center of Exploratory Studies in Skolkovo was concluded at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2011. The signing ceremony was held by Nikolay Testoyedov, general designer and director general of the Reshetnev Company, and Victor Vekselberg, president of the Skolkovo Foundation. The document covers the main principles and areas of activity of the research center up to the year 2015.