Cisco announces Skolkovo Innovation Award

Cisco and the Skolkovo Foundation today unveiled further details of the Skolkovo Innovation Award: Powered by Cisco I-Prize, a competition for entrepreneurs, innovators, students and technologists who are both citizens and residents of the Russian Federation to help set the pace for innovation in Russia.

Announced recently during Cisco Expo Russia, the Skolkovo Innovation Award will solicit technology ideas in three specific areas: energy efficiency, healthcare and information technology. The award will grant three monetary prizes to the winning teams that can be used to invest in their ideas.

Powered by the Cisco I-Prize innovation contest, a global competition to help identify a major new business opportunity for Cisco, this contest is intended to attract talent and ideas that have the potential to become start-up ventures that could be based in the new Technopolis Skolkovo.


"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."

Linus Pauling

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Listen to the podcast in the German language about the winning idea and the contest.
Podcast about the winning idea and the contest
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