Skolkovo Fund residents at a meeting with the Prime Minister

Skolkovo Fund residents at a meeting with the Prime MinisterTwo resident companies from the Nuclear Technologies Cluster of the Skolkovo Fund presented their projects on the 20th of November at the last meeting of the Presidential Council for for economic modernization and innovative development of Russia chaired by Dmitry Medvedev.

A report on superconductors was made by the founder and leader of SuperOx Innovations project Andrei Vavilov. He told about his six years experience in high-tech industry of Russia to create high-temperature superconducting tapes of the second generation and the prospects of global competition.

These tapes are produced by two American companies, one Korean and one Japanese. Russia buys the U.S. products in most cases. Now we are in the beginning, but we will be able to almost completely cover the needs of our country in the tapes in the near future. The price and quality of these tapes are not worse, and even surpasses some indicators of American tapes, - Andrey Vavilov said in his speech.

The second project of the Nuclear Technologies Cluster of the Skolkovo Fund was considered in the debatable part of the meeting concerning the application of nuclear technologies. The enhancing of Eye Microsurgery is the main task being developed for more than 20 years by a working group under the direction of Dr. Sergey Vartapetov, the director of Physics Instrumentation Center at Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the RAS.

Our most important task today is the creation of a major component of the surgical ophthalmological complex – a compact femtosecond laser of new generation that will expand the opportunities of medicine in many times and make it possible to conduct operations without a scalpel – Dr. S. Vartapetov said, the founder of LazerSpark in Troitsk near Moscow.

International cooperation was the key topic of the last meeting. The strategic direction is to promote our domestic nuclear technologies abroad, - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. He proposed to use all economic and diplomatic incentives for the promotion of Russian nuclear technologies abroad.

The head of the Nuclear Technologies Cluster of the Skolkovo Fund Denis Kovalevich drew attention to a whole new direction: The main problem of tech companies is not money. In order to expand into new markets, they must first prove their technological viability and create a reputation among the international community. They need to be present in global production chains and join the global technological cooperation for this purpose.