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Welcome to Innovation Sponsorship Program 2012!

Introduction:

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is excited to announce the launch of the Innovation Sponsorship Program (“ISP”) in support of building an innovation ecosystem at Skolkovo.  The CEI’s ISP will provide support to investigators in Russian universities and research institutes, help establish proof of concept and provide mentoring and assistance with advancing their technology towards commercialization, especially in market analysis, intellectual property management, and, if appropriate, team development. [read more]

The ISP will be funded by the CEI@SkTech and will be run in collaboration with MIT.

Getting Started:

Please download the materials for Round One: Pre-proposal.

Rounds:

Round One: Pre-proposal

In Round One, applicants will download, complete, and submit a pre-proposal, which provides a brief synoposis of their commercializable research. Approximately 6 applications will progress to Round Two.

Round Two: Full Proposal

In Round Two, applicants will download, complete, and submit a full proposal and meet face-to-face with the reviewers. From these applicants, 1-3 will be selected and funded. 

Timeline:

January 12: Round One Files Available Online

Pre-proposal file(s) are available for download online.

January 25: Round One Opens

Applicants can return to this page to sign up for an account and begin the application process.

February 15: Round One Closes

All applicants must upload and submit pre-proposal file(s).
All reviewers must have created an account and log in by Feb. 10.
Reviewers are assigned to applicants.
Round One judging begins.

March 9: Round One Judging Ends

All reviewers must submit their assessment of their assigned Round One applications.
Applicants are notified via email whether they progressed to Round Two.

March 12: Round Two Opens

Proposal files are available for download online.

April 20: Round Two Closes

All Round Two Finalists must upload and submit full proposal file(s).
Reviewers are assigned to applicants.
Round Two judging begins.

May 11: Round Two Judging Ends

All reviewers must submit assessment of their assigned Round One applications.
Applicants are notified via email whether they progressed to Round Two.

May-June: Agreements Finalized

Skolkovo Tech and host institutions finalize agreements.

June 15

Winners announced to the public.

Contact:

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Ilia Dubinsky
IDubinsky@corp.i-gorod.com

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