Skolkovo Robotics Center to showcase six unique robots at Innorobo in Lyon

Skolkovo Robotics Center will present its best projects at the robotics conference Innorobo 2015, which will take place on 1-3 July in Lyon, France.

Innorobo is a major European event dedicated to robotics and disruptive innovations. The conference will feature thematic master classes and the expo will present the leading R&D in robotics and software. The event will create a unique atmosphere for researches, business leaders, professors, participants and guests, which will provide for the optimal introduction to new technologies in Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Medical & Health, Factories of the Future and Field Robotics. It showcases the latest technologies so attendees can co-define their vision of a foreseeable future and outline their strategy to take the lead of this disruptive transformation


Albert Efimov, Head of Skolkovo Robotics Center: "We have a long history of robotics, which started long before the World War II and it is extremely important that Russian robotics is now represented at a global scale. Skolkovo Robocenter as the leading robotics center in Russia will showcase its six cutting-edge projects at Innorobo and we hope that they will be of interest for our European colleagues."

Oleg Kivokurtsev, co-founder of Promobot: "Innoboro is a unique opportunity to discover new markets and horizons for our company. We already know that some European businessmen interested in our products will attend the expo in order to meet the members of our team and have a look at the Promobot."

About the Skolkovo Foundation
The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in September 2010 by the Russian government with the objective of accelerating Russia's transformation from a resource-intensive to an innovation-based economy. To achieve this objective, the Foundation is overseeing the creation of the Skolkovo Innovation Center, composed of more than 1,000 high-tech startups, Skolkovo 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. Fifty global corporations including Boeing, Cisco Systems, EADS, GE, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Siemens, Nokia, Samsung, and Panasonic have already recognized the opportunity Skolkovo presents by signing R&D partnership agreements with the Foundation. The cumulative revenue of Skolkovo's startups through December 2014 reached $1 billion. They brought in more than $220 million in investment, creating 13,500 jobs and filing over 1,300 patent applications along the way. By 2020 over 2 million square meters of residential and office space will be built in Skolkovo with 35,000 people working daily in the Innovation Center. For more information: http://www.sk.ru/en

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