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TOKYO, October 14 (Itar-Tass) — Russia’s Skolkovo Fund has signed an agreement with Tokyo’s biggest private Waseda University on a working dialogue to select most promising projects of machines and equipments for decontamination of territories affected after the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant accident, Skolkovo Fund’s vice president Stanislav Naumov told Itar-Tass on Friday.
Naumov came to Japan to hold consultations on cooperation with research and business institutions.
“We met with head of the Waseda University and signed an agreement on working dialogue with an aim to select projects for Skolkovo,” he said. “We also reached an agreement on exchange of experts with Itochu Corporation. We also had contacts with a number of small innovation companies active in the area of small and medium-sized business. We agreed that they will be granted a status in Skolkovo and will deal with projects in the areas efficient use of energy, disposal of household waste, and biotechnologies.” Such works, according to Naumov, will be done on the base of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, which is now being established.
“I hope in December there will be a project of organizing measurements in the area of nuclear security, with Russian and Japanese developments in robotics technology,” he went on to say. “We want to make new machines and equipment that will help Japan to solve the problem of decontamination of territories affected by radiation after the accident at the Fukushima-1 nuclear plant. It will be one of top-priority projects for Skolkovo and it will be carried out jointly with Rosatom and Japanese partners, including experts from the Waseda University. We hope big corporations like Itochu will also take part in it. We want Japan’s leading companies to participate in the Skolkovo innovation project.”
According to Naumov, the Skolkovo Fund president, Viktor Vekselberg, will soon hold the fund’s presentation in Japan.