Syria ceasefire monitoring mechanism may be included in separate document — sourceWorld January 24, 14:11
Italian top diplomat urges EU and US to solve sanctions issue togetherWorld January 24, 14:06
World athletics body to give timeframe for admitting Russian athletes to competitionsSport January 24, 13:36
Analyst believes China’s missiles near Russian borders targeted against USRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 13:14
Russia, Turkey agree to continue work with Syrian participants in Astana meetingRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 13:07
Press review: Syria peace talks in Astana and Hungary's losses from anti-Russian sanctionsPress Review January 24, 13:00
Source claims Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on mechanism to monitor Syria ceasefireWorld January 24, 12:47
Kremlin refuses to comment on Astana talks as process is ‘in full swing’Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 12:32
Kremlin sees no threat in China's decision to deploy missiles near Russian borderRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 24, 12:21
LOS ANGELES, March 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian Ministry of Economic Development, the US State Department and the Skolkovo Fund signed a memorandum on mutual understanding in innovative cooperation in San Jose, California, on Tuesday.
The document summed up the first meeting of the Russian-US working group on innovations. Russia and the United States show common interests in joint research and the joint development and commercialization of new technologies.
“Three parties signed the document. This is an important step, because the Skolkovo innovative centre will be involved in the work of the working group,” Deputy Minister of Economic Development Oleg Fomichev, who headed the Russian delegation, told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“Today we discussed three basic issues: the development of clusters, including in the regions, legal aspects in innovative sphere, including the improvement of the legal basis in Russia for the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the commercialization of scientific projects. We agreed to form three teams, which will outline further ways for cooperation in all these issues,” he noted. “Today we set the guidelines for further work,” Fomichev added.
US private companies said they are ready to participate in the joint work. Officials from the largest corporation, including Microsoft, Cisco Systems and other major companies participated in the meeting. Skolkovo and RUSNANO represented Russia. The US side noted that they are ready to expand the participation on the Russian market, noting an enormous potential for development.
The working group for innovations along with other 19 specialized working groups works within the Russian-US Presidential Commission. In July 2009 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his US counterpart Barack Obama declared about the creation of this commission. The commission should contribute to the improvement of ties and cooperation between the governments of the two countries.