|[November 14, 2012]
Foresight Science & Technology and Skolkovo Technopark Sign MOU
PROVIDENCE, R.I. --(Business Wire)--
Foresight Science and Technology Incorporated, a global consultancy with
operations in metropolitan Boston and San Francisco plus Oxford England,
Singapore, and Santiago, Chile signed a Memorandum of Understanding on
November 2, 2012 with the Skolkovo Technopark (Moscow, Russia) to
provide commercialization services to companies located in Russia's
premier tech park. The services to be provided will include market
research, licensing, and product sales globally.
Dr. Phyl Speser, Foresight CEO, stated, "Russian science and engineering
is creating one of the great untapped pools of technology-based
intellectual property and products. Yet much of Russian technology is
unknown elsewhere in the world. Our partnership with the Skolkovo
Technopark gives us feet on the ground in the leadig nexus of the
innovation renaissance occurring in Russia. We are excited about adding
this rich pipeline to our licensing and sales portfolio. At the same
time, we have a number of customers elsewhere in the world that will
benefit from collaborations with, and licenses and sales to, Russian
firms and research institutions."
Maxim Kiselev, Chief Development Office for the Technopark added, "We
are excited about this partnership. With over 700 member companies in
the Skolkovo Project right now and with a total of over 800 likely by
the end of the year, the collaboration with Foresight will provide new
and important capabilities for expansion of these companies into
international tech markets."
About Foresight Science & Technology: For over 33 years
Foresight has been helping universities, corporations, governments, and
other institutions identify commercially valuable outputs of R&D, manage
their intellectual property, and license inventions and sell products.
The company has operations in North America, South America, Europe and
Asia. It supports over 500 technologies each year across all key sectors
of the global economy.
About Skolkovo Technopark: The Skolkovo Technopark provides
physical space and support services to innovative Russian companies.
Upon completion It will occupy 145,000 square meters and is a part of
the larger Russian Federation's Skolkovo Innovation Center, one of
Russia's leading hubs for 21st Century high tech industry.
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