A delegation from Skolkovo visited the Chamber of Commerce
A Russian delegation, composed of various Startups as well as representatives of the Skolkovo Foundation, visited the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce on September 27th in the framework of the Skolkovo Trade Mission to Belgium and Luxembourg. The delegation visited Luxembourg in order to look into possible business cooperation, get an insight on its startup-ecosystem, and receive general information on the Luxembourgish Economy.
Charged with providing the catalyst for the diversification of the Russian economy, the Skolkovo Foundation’s overarching goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation, engendering a startup culture and encouraging venture capitalism. The Skolkovo Foundation identified five key areas of potential growth: energy efficiency, strategic computer technologies, biomedicine, nuclear technologies and space technologies. To achieve this the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of companies and startups, developing innovative technologies (currently numbering over 1,000), a Technopark, the Skolkovo Institute of Technology (Skoltech), a new graduate research University established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Skolkovo city, located near Moscow. Together these entities establish a vibrant ecosystem of technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Chamber of Commerce welcomed the delegation before leaving the floor to Mrs Chris Welter and Mr Philippe Linster, Business Advisors at the House of Entrepreneurship – one-stop shop, and to Mrs Claudine Bettendroffer, Advisor – Start-up Support at Luxinnovation, who gave all-encompassing presentations on the support that is given to startups in Luxembourg as well as the advantages of Luxembourg as a location to start your business.
After the fruitful exchange on the support for startups both in Luxembourg and Skolkovo, the Russian delegation visited the premises of Nyuko before returning to Brussels for the last day of their trade mission.