The MIT Skoltech Program is currently active and in its third phase.
The first phase of the collaboration among MIT, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), and the Skolkovo Foundation, comprised a wide array of activities and led to the launch and early growth of Skoltech. The second phase was oriented around a more focused set of collaborative activities to promote the continued development of Skoltech and the Skolkovo ecosystem. The current, third phase of the MIT Skoltech relationship includes:
- Collaborative research projects that link researchers at Skoltech with researchers at MIT to pursue investigator-initiated projects of mutual interest.
- Joint research conferences focusing on collaborative research carried out together.
- MIT faculty providing advice and support, via a faculty advisory committee and as individuals, on research and institutional matters.
- MIT-enabled interactions and visits in areas of research and institutional matters important to Skoltech.
"Skoltech has developed rapidly and has recruited excellent faculty and outstanding students," says MIT Professor Bruce Tidor, faculty lead of the MIT Skoltech Program. "The support, commitment, and engagement of more than 75 MIT faculty have led to the success of the MIT Skoltech collaboration. Faculty and students at both schools will benefit from continuing to work together."
MIT Skoltech Program Issues Call for Pilot Grant Proposals 2022
After the 2020 successful round of pilot grants, the MIT Skoltech Program is calling for another round of proposals from MIT Principal Investigators from any of the Institute’s schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The call especially encourages applications for innovative projects that have the potential to benefit the development of Skoltech, as well as renewal applications to allow for the continuation of research projects that were funded in the first round of MIT Skoltech Program pilot grants. The call is open now through November 15, 2021. Read more about Pilot Grants proposals requirements
Engineers Report Major Advance in Creating New Family of Semiconductor Materials
MIT engineers report creating the first high-quality thin films of a new family of semiconductor materials. The feat, which lead researcher Rafael Jaramillo refers to as his “white whale” because of his obsession in pursuing it over the years, has the potential to impact multiple fields of technology. The research was in part supported by the MIT-Skoltech Next Generation Program. Read full article “Engineers Report Major Advance in Creating New Family of Semiconductor Materials”