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MOSCOW, May 21 (Itar-Tass) —— The world’s software design leader, Microsoft company, has started an active cooperation with the Russian Silicon Valley – Skolkovo.
On Monday, Microsoft and the Skolkovo Foundation signed an agreement on the creation of Microsoft’s Research and Development Centre in the Skolkovo technopark.
“Such an association of efforts will allow us to use more intensively Russia’s intellect with wide possibilities of Microsoft,” head of the company’s mission in Russia Nikolai Pryanishnikov said.
In the near future, the future centre will employ more than 100 specialists both from Russia, and other countries, who will work out new software for further spread all over the world.
“Now, Russia is a very important strategic partner. Jointly with Skolkovo we are going to design the most advanced software and organise research,” Microsoft representative Kirill Tatarinov said.
On the basis of the new centre, it is planned to carry out scientific research in the interaction of Microsoft with the Skolkovo Open University, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and Russia’s leading higher educational establishments, which are partners of the Skolkovo project.
Microsoft will invite leading scientists from the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland for the work with Russian students.