For the first pilot year we selected 4 research teams out of 83 applications. The winners represented universities from Moscow and Saint Petersburg: Moscow State University (Skobeltsyn Institute); Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (RAS); Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute (RAS), and the Institute of General Pathology and Pathophysiology (RAMS). In 2012-2013 we hosted three SIP conferences and an open forum that gathered Russian and international E&I experts, academia, industry and development funds representatives. Program Results 2012-2013:
- Skoltech submitted its first international patent application (#RST/RU2013/0011720 describing structure, composition and production method for a new ultra low-k dielectric material. The agreement for samples transfer was prepared for advanced testing by a foreign partner. Marketing information on the invention is now available for interested companies in leading world technology databases and Skoltech website.
- One of the participating teams developed production technology for a new composite silicon carbon anode for lithium-ion power sources. The research team demonstrated functioning prototype of a thin-film Li-ion battery, using an anode with improved performance (increased capacity and number of charge-discharge cycles). The team also started negotiations with companies potentially interested in implementing this technology.