In March 2010, on the initiative of Dmitry Medvedev, a project for an innovation center in Skolkovo was created. At the same time, a fund was organized, which was called upon to lead the implementation of the plans of the then president, and Viktor Vekselberg was elected its chairman.
The Skolkovo project will serve to create new technologies and commercialize them. All conditions for a comfortable life for employees and their families will be created in the "Silicon Valley" of Russia. The priority developments will be information and nuclear technologies. Skolkovo is not limited to a specific topographic area. Many people call this project an ideology and an ecosystem.
Silicon Valley is very important for Russian science. It helps scientists not only develop and create new technologies, but also successfully advertise and sell them. People engaged in science have all the conditions for discovering, developing new materials and introducing their creations to the market.
Like any other closed ecosystem, Skolkovo does not depend on outside influence. The project develops by itself, under the influence of internal forces. Moreover, the "silicon valley" of Russia is not a closed project, it is not isolated from the outside world. Skolkovo is not like other science cities, so the project was implemented as an independent city.
The main task of Skolkovo is to connect the existing research centers with each other. Silicon Valley is the connecting center of all scientific cities in Russia. The Skolkovko Technopark is the first such project in the country, although the idea of creating such a center was expressed back in the 90s.
Not all Skolkovo employees are located in the town itself; moving is not necessary to work on the project. You can use the services of "Silicon Valley" online. An electronic communication system has been established between the employees. The creation of a project does not imply the degradation of other research centers, because it is useless without innovative investments from Skolkovo.
The Innograd of Russia is not the only such project in the world. Such projects successfully exist in many other countries. Such towns are in demand, so funding for research centers is constantly growing. Now the road from a useful invention to its implementation will become much shorter.