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BASEL, July 6 (Itar-Tass) — Skolkovo innovation centre executives view Gazprom's idea to create an own innovation centre as right, but think the company’s objectives are not completely clear, chairman of the Skolkovo board of directors Mikhail Lifshits told Itar-Tass, commenting on the article in the Izvestia newspaper that the gas giant would build its innovation centre.
"A corporative research centre is an absolutely normal thing existing all over the world. It is very good that Gazprom has come to this," Lifshits said. He participates here in the second forum of Russian and Swiss industrialists.
It is not clear what objectives are set by Gazprom. Whether the company will improve the efficiency of pumping stations, change characteristics of pipelines or create mathematic models of the system, Lifshits said.
Gazprom has research institutes working for the company. It is logical to try to unite them, he noted.
The chairman of the Skolkovo board of directors said he did not fear competition between the two centres. There is no competition between the Gazprom project and Skolkovo, he noted. In one case, it is a corporative research centre, in the other case, it is an international project aimed at bringing up a generation of industrially-orientated scientists and researchers and returning "brains" to Russia, he added.