HOPKINTON, MA. & MOSCOW, Russian Federation - February 08, 2012 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced it plans to establish an R&D center in the Skolkovo Foundation's Innovation Hub in Russia that will focus on development of cloud infrastructure solutions and Big Data analytics technologies for Bioinformatics and Energy Efficiency. EMC also plans to collaborate on research projects in these and other areas with Russian universities, government agencies, and local and multinational companies in the Skolkovo community. The new EMC facility will be located at the Skolkovo Innovation Center and will work in close cooperation with EMC's existing R&D center in St. Petersburg. The agreement was signed today in Moscow by Joel Schwartz, EMC's Senior Vice President, and Viktor Vekselberg, Skolkovo Foundation President.
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on establishing an innovation hub to stimulate innovative entrepreneurship that will benefit Russia and the global economy. Skolkovo's goal is to leverage Russia's resources in the field of contemporary applied research and create a favorable environment for undertaking scientific developments in five priority areas of technological development: power engineering and energy efficiency, space, bioinformatics, nuclear and computer technologies.
EMC's Skolkovo center will be part of its global network of R&D centers operating in Brazil, China, India, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, and the United States. Each center is focused on innovative research and development of EMC offerings such as cloud, Big Data, security, virtualization, information management, and information governance.
Joe Tucci, Chairman & CEO, EMC Corporation:
"EMC's global R&D centers are cultivating talent and facilitating collaboration with the best professionals in the world. The new center at Skolkovo will be EMC's first to focus on cloud and Big Data technologies for Bioinformatics and Energy Efficiency and our efforts there could completely transform the way data in these areas is analyzed and stored. We are proud to be a member of the Skolkovo community and look forward to a bright future in Russia."
Viktor Vekselberg, President, Skolkovo Foundation
"As a global leader in enabling its customers to store, manage, protect and analyze data, EMC is uniquely qualified to help the Skolkovo community achieve maximum effectiveness by working with their most valuable asset: information."
EMC established its presence in Russia in 1993 and opened its St. Petersburg R&D center in June of 2007. EMC Russia employs hundreds of professionals and has offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Ekaterinburg, and Novosibirsk. EMC also actively works with leading Russian universities, 45 of which, are EMC Academic Alliance partners, including Lomonosov Moscow State University, National Research Nuclear University (MEPHI), Bauman Moscow State Technical University, St. Petersburg State University and many others. Since 2000, EMC Russia has successfully completed thousands of projects for local companies from a variety of industries, including financial services and manufacturing, as well as for scientific institutions, telecom and scientific and public sector. EMC technologies are currently used by Russia's ten leading telecom providers, fifteen of the twenty largest banks, eight of the ten largest insurance companies and the ten largest steel companies. In 2009 EMC was recognized by the Federal Assembly of Russia as the "Best Employer in Russia."
The Skolkovo Foundation for new technologies development and commercialization is a non-profit organization, founded by the initiative of the Russian Federation President Dmitry Medvedev in September 2010.
Skolkovo's goal is to leverage Russia's resources in the field of contemporary applied research and create a favorable environment for undertaking scientific developments in five priority areas of technological development: power engineering and energy efficiency, space, bioinformatics, nuclear and computer technologies.
This project plan incudes the foundation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skolkovotech), research institutes, business incubator, technologies development and commercialization centers and R&D centers, residence building and social infrastructure, and following distribution an effective regulations for other Russian innovation regions. Innovation center “Skolkovo” activity is regulated by law which provides special economic conditions for its residents.
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