Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tech groups Skolkovo, Andalusia sign information exchange agreement

Representatives from Skolkovo and Spain's Parque Tecnologico de Andalucia (PTA) met in Moscow last week to sign an agreement of cooperation on exchanging information.

The agreement calls for the companies to freely exchange best practices and information about new projects with one another in an effort to promote the creation of international standards for technoparks participating in regional infrastructural development. The agreement calls for the exchange of information to last over the next three years, according to a Skolkovo press release.

"We consider Spain as an interesting partners," Skolkovo CEO Renat Batyrov said. "Spanish companies are traditionally strong in biomedical and information technology."

Andalusia CEO Felipe Romera said he hopes the fund will "be a window to Andalusia."

"Moscow and Malaga bind daily direct flights, many Russian people like to relax on the Costa del Sol," Romera said. "Experience shows that people who have chosen us as their favorite vacation spot, sooner or later, wonder about the opportunity to work in Andalusia. We are ready to provide such opportunities. For their part, consider Russia as a great place for Spanish innovative companies."

A technological development park like Skolkovo, PTA has 100 resident companies in its roster. Since opening in 1994, PTA has launched 630 companies and created 15,000 jobs.