Skoltech – MIT Joint Project “Next Generation” Announced 2nd Call for Proposals

The MIT Skoltech Joint Project “Next Generation Program” (NGP) has issued a 2nd Call for Proposals, and expects to award 2 or 3 new joint projects for up to 18 months. The joint NGP project represents one of the new formats of Skoltech-MIT collaboration and covers a broad range of academic and institution development activities. NGP seeks to establish and promote a mutually beneficial long-term bilateral collaboration in research, education and innovation between Skoltech faculty members and their MIT counterparts through the research-driven projects, as well as further development of Skoltech work streams within its development programs.
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MIT Skoltech Program Issues Call for Seed Fund Proposals, for the Period 2017 – 2018

After a successful first round of seed grants, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Program is pleased to call for a second round of proposals from MIT Principal Investigators from any school.
The Program seeks innovative projects that have the potential to benefit either the development of Skoltech or the mission of the Skolkovo Foundation. The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund will award grants in amount up to US$ 75,000, for one year. The call is open now through July 28, 2017. 
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MIT & Skoltech Conference on “Shaping the Future: Big Data, Biomedicine and Frontier Technologies”

In April, Skoltech and MIT held a landmark joint scientific conference “Shaping the Future: Big Data, Biomedicine and Frontier Technologies”, marking the the biggest joint event hosted by Skoltech in the history of the two universities’ cooperation. The two-day conference featured a packed program of presentations by representatives of MIT, Skoltech and other leading universities worldwide. Topics included multimodal brain mapping in the era of big data, and nucleic acid delivery systems for RNA therapy and in vivo genome editing. Here are the links to view more information about the conference and photos.

MIT Skoltech Seed Fund Winners Announced

The MIT Skoltech Seed Fund awards $1,200,000 in Seed Grant Funding to faculty across the Institute. In its first year, the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund has awarded grants to 13 projects for 1 year, to researchers from 9 MIT departments, representing 3 schools, and 1 program. The call for proposals by the MIT Skoltech Seed Fund welcomed submissions for innovative projects that have the potential to benefit the development of Skoltech or the mission of the Skolkovo Foundation. The first year MIT Skoltech Seed Fund awardees address a wide range of topics, fitting that scope. Read more about the projects.

“Next Generation” Workshop Coming in October 2016

Skoltech and MIT will host their first annual workshop, "Next Generation Research Partnerships: Current Progress and Future Opportunities," at Skoltech's campus on October 25-26, 2016. The invitation-only event will feature scientists and researchers from both institutions discussing key research advancements and next frontiers in energy, biomedicine, quantum materials, and computational science and mathematics. Read more about the "Next Generation" Workshop. 

Innovation Workshop 2016 a Success

The annual Innovation Workshop is a one-month-long, immersive, project-based experience for all incoming graduate students at Skoltech. The goal is to instill an awareness of how students can commercialize their research in science and technology. Read recaps of 2016's Innovation Workshop, including week one's Quick Success classes and week two's student presentations on original ideas for tech startups.