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1 The MIT-Skoltech Initiative Building the Future of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

2 Overview May 2013 | Page 2 ➜ MIT is enthusiastic about Skoltech’s vision, mission and concept. ➜ MIT is working closely with Skoltech to help build its faculty, students, research, education, entrepreneurship and innovation, and administrative structures and programs. ➜ We encourage others to join and help Skoltech in this effort.

3 Skoltech Mission and Vision ➜ MISSION ➜ To have educational, scholarly and economic impact in the Russian Federation and around the world, ➜ By educating leading graduate students and conducting research programs to address key challenges in science, technology, engineering and innovation, ➜ Using a fusion of exceptional talent, and building the university to be an integral part of the Skolkovo innovation ecosystem. ➜ VISION: Bridges from Science to Innovation ➜ Research with both a firm foundation in fundamental research and a consideration for innovation that bridges functions to bring ideas to impact ➜ Education for innovation that grounds students in fundamentals and the innovation process, so that they can be leaders in bridging ideas to impact May 2013 | Page 3

4 Skoltech Concept ➜ CONCEPT ➜ Creation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Russia—an independently-governed, research- intensive, graduate university integrating science, engineering, technology, and innovation  KEY COMPONENTS: Triple Helix  Graduate educational programs organized around broad themes rather than traditional academic disciplines, integrating science and engineering  Multi-university, multi-disciplinary research focused on important problem areas  Industrial impact by integrating education, research, and practice in entrepreneurship, innovation and commercialization May 2013 | Page 4

5 Skoltech—Integrating Education, Research, and Innovation May 2013 | Page 5

6 Research with a Consideration of Innovation May 2013 | Page 6 ➜ GOAL ➜ Discover new ideas and develop new technologies that address the pressing needs of members of society and society as a whole, and which build upon fundamental science and technology, yet are guided by a consideration for innovation ➜ STRATEGY: Create at least 15 Centers for Research, Education, and Innovation (CREI) ➜ Collaborative efforts partnering Skoltech with both international and Russian institutes (universities and Russian Academy of Sciences) ➜ Concentrated excellence in one of five strategic themes, solving real problems in biomedicine, energy, IT, nuclear, and space ➜ Building capacity at Skoltech and attracting top talent ➜ Integrating education and accelerating innovation Each center funded at $6-12m USD/year

7 Skoltech Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation May 2013 | Page 7 ➜ Engage Skoltech with industry, both existing and new (startups) ➜ Adapt and implement best practice models, policies, and mechanisms from MIT and elsewhere at Skoltech ➜ Education and student programs ➜ Administrative and interface functions ➜ Commercialization paths Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

8 MIT Skoltech Initiative: Collaboration Framework and People at MIT ➜ MIT has committed the energy, attention, and time of faculty, senior administration, key offices, and staff to the collaboration. ➜ 35 staff, led by 10 faculty: the core of the MIT Skoltech Initiative ➜ MIT headquarters: Building E70, 12 th Floor, Cambridge, MA ➜ Over 70 additional faculty across MIT, with senior administrators from Technology Licensing, Sponsored Programs, Campus Planning and Design, VP Research, School of Engineering, Center for Entrepreneurship, and many other key offices and departments throughout MIT. ➜ Working closely in collaboration to create and build up Skoltech as a new, unique, world-class research university in Russia. May 2013 | Page 8

9 MIT Skoltech Initiative— Highlights ➜ Lead partner in design and establishment of Skoltech ➜ Administration structure, governance, leadership ➜ Skoltech faculty recruiting and development ➜ Advice on campus planning and laboratory design ➜ Design and transfer of graduate MS and PhD degree programs ➜ Core master’s degree curricula in 5 program areas ➜ CREIs contribute to advanced curricula development in multiple tracks ➜ Design, and participate in a subset of, joint research centers (CREIs) ➜ Build Skoltech through globally distributed research centers that create presence and capacity in research connected to education and innovation ➜ Establish Skoltech as a leader through joint research with international and Russian universities and institutions ➜ Create a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation at Skoltech ➜ Education & students: cross-cut or shared degree requirements, clubs, business plan competitions, venture mentoring ➜ Administrative functions and mechanisms: Technology Licensing Office, Office of Sponsored Programs, Industrial Liaison Program… ➜ Commercialization paths: innovation research funding as step in the pipeline leading to Techopark startups, venture funding, etc. Administration & Faculty Education & Students Research Entrepreneurship & Innovation May 2013 | Page 9

10 Administration and Operations Outstanding initial board with Russian, MIT, and international leaders Skoltech Board of Trustees recruited Attract staff, serve as university model Capacity built in administrative skills at Skoltech Business model, ramp-up plan at Skoltech MIT experience & know-how connected to Skoltech Collaboration office opens at MIT First MIT immersion (ACEP) training of senior Skoltech staff 39 initial policies drafted Executive VP, Senior VP for Research & Innovation hired (Fall 2012) Search for key Skoltech officers Ensure campus facilities will function to enable world-class research and education at Skoltech MIT campus design & EHS advising Operating plan, financial model, organization structure May 2013 | Page 10

11 Skoltech Staff Training at MIT: Administrator Capacity Enhancement Program (ACEP) May 2013 | Page 11

12 Faculty total applications through December; 50 interviews planned for early 2013 Fall round of Skoltech faculty applications Experts from around the world engaged by Skoltech for advice and network-building First Skoltech Founding Faculty Fellows recruited (17 total) By July 2012, 400 applications, 20 interviews at MIT International Skoltech faculty recruitment launched Recruitment effort launch in 2013 Initial design of MIT/Skoltech postdoctoral program 20+ MIT faculty, 9 FFF, and 3 firms recruit top candidates; First faculty hired at Skoltech Skoltech faculty search committees established; expanded for CREI director/senior faculty search Customized FDP design to build careers of Skoltech faculty First 3 Skoltech faculty begin faculty development program (FDP) posting at MIT May 2013 | Page 12

13 Faculty—International Search and Recruiting May 2013 | Page 13

14 More than 25 MIT faculty, Skoltech faculty, and Skoltech Founding Faculty Fellows serving on search committees for junior and senior faculty, CREI director searches. Faculty Search Committee Space IT/SoftwareIT/Hardware NuclearE & I EnergyBiomed Faculty Search “Pipeline”: first round (early 2012) Faculty Search “Pipeline”: second round (2012–2013) May 2013 | Page 14 Faculty—International Search and Recruiting

15 Skoltech Faculty Development at MIT 1 st year posting at MIT Move to Skoltech 2-year collaborative research project with MIT faculty host Master’s and PhD educational programs at Skoltech Skoltech Center for Research, Education & Innovation Join/teach in education program at Skoltech Join a Skoltech CREI Time … … … 50 new Skoltech Faculty Hires ➜ Skoltech Faculty Development Program (FDP) at MIT: ➜ Research collaboration ➜ Participate in Skoltech/MIT curriculum & education development ➜ Entrepreneurship and innovation development May 2013 | Page 15

16 Faculty Development Program— Skoltech Faculty Engaged at MIT 12.S680/16.S899 Spring 2013: Space Physics, Space Environment, and Space Hazards Yuri Shprits, Kerri Cahoy 16.89J/ESD.352 Spring 2013: Space Systems Engineering Jeff Hoffman, Alessandro Golkar 15.S12 Spring 2013 SSIM: Systems Optimization, Models, and Computation Brian Anthony, Victor Lempitsky Year-Long Posting at MIT 1. Education/ Teaching Skills 2. Research Collaboration & Mentoring (Two-year joint research with host MIT faculty) 3. Develop Innovation, Entrepre- neurship, Leadership Skills May 2013 | Page 16

17 Education First courses in IT and Energy ready to be taught at Skoltech in fall 2013 New and adapted Skoltech courses piloted at MIT Learning outcomes for first Skoltech master’s programs (IT, Energy) Skoltech learning outcomes, degree requirements, academic year structure defined Skoltech education outcomes identified to meet Russian needs with world-class standards Skoltech Educational Outcomes Workshop in Moscow Influence Russian undergraduate engineering education reform, to prepare students for Skoltech graduate education Russian undergraduate education interface visit & workshop at MIT Skoltech best practices developed as model for Russia Skoltech educational quality assurance system initiated May 2013 | Page 17

18 Skoltech Master’s and PhD Education ➜ Education is deeply entwined with Research and Innovation ➜ Skoltech education depends on both MIT core/E&I and advanced tracks with CREIs ➜ MIT also engaged in some Skoltech CREIs in order to help develop/transfer Skoltech curricula May 2013 | Page 18

19 Organizing Streams of a Skoltech Master’s Program May 2013 | Page 19 ➜ Orient the student in the process of, provide skills for, and experience with innovation—so that graduates know how to innovate and are prepared to take the risks necessary to be successful ➜ Innovation, Design, Manufacturing, Entrepreneuring Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Experience ➜ Orient the students to how a sector works, and how innovation works in the sector ➜ Technical aspects of the sector ➜ Ecosystem aspects of a sector Sector, Knowledge and Experience ➜ Provide solid foundation of the scientific and engineering fundamentals Scientific and Technical Specialization, Knowledge and Experience

20 Curricular Elements in a Skoltech Master’s Program May 2013 | Page 20 Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Knowledge and Experience Sector, Knowledge and Experience Scientific and Technical Specialization, Knowledge and Experience ➜ ~8 courses ➜ Research project in CREI (~2 course equivalent) ➜ ~2 courses ➜ Development project in sector-based entity (~2 course equivalent) ➜ ~3 courses Capstone Thesis (prior project + ~4 course equivalent extension)

21 Education—2013 Goals/Plans ➜ Delivery of first classes at Skoltech (IT & Energy) in Fall 2013 ➜ MIT faculty/staff to assist in teaching 5 of these first 6 courses at Skoltech ➜ Pilot and transfer courses for Spring 2014 at Skoltech ➜ Define, develop and pilot Biomed and Manufacturing courses (to start delivery in Fall 2014 at Skoltech) ➜ Host Skoltech Biomed Year 0 students at Skoltech partner universities, including MIT (Fall ’13) ➜ Pilot the Manufacturing and Product Realization program (Fall ’13) with Skoltech students hosted at MIT Energy – Track 1 Fall Spring 2013 Fall Spring 2014 Fall Spring 2015 Fall Spring 2016 IT – Track 1 Bio – Year 0 Bio – Track 1 Energy – Track 2 IT – Track 2 Mixed Programs (e.g., Energy + IT) Space Year 0 Space Nuclear, Y0 Nuclear Academic Programs Internal Candidate Doctoral Program May 2013 | Page 21

22 Students First Skoltech PhD student admitted (enrolls in early 2013) PhD admissions process and website developed 13 MIT students travel with Skoltech for entrepreneurial student recruiting (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan univ.) First student exchange through MISTI-Russia program MIT faculty/staff ensure rigorous standards to attract top students to Skoltech Skoltech admissions campaign launched Inaugural class of 20 Skoltech master’s students First Skoltech student selection weekend Skoltech students absorb classes and E&I culture Inaugural Skoltech master’s students spend academic year at MIT, ICL, HKUST, ETHZ May 2013 | Page 22

23 Students—Admissions, Recruitment ➜ Spring admissions cycle for Skoltech master’s programs ➜ Rolling admissions for Skoltech PhD students May 2013 | Page 23

24 Students—Pilot Year (Year 0) at MIT Skoltech students join/excel in entrepreneurship contests and activities, MIT classes, student life Students absorb MIT innovative culture to bring to Skoltech May 2013 | Page 24

25 Research Skoltech CREI process attracts international participants 143 CREI-2 white papers from 381 institutions (and 10 Nobel Laureates) Targeted collaborations synchronized with Skoltech strategy for future CREIs CREI-2 Proposers’ Conference attracts 600+ to Moscow New connections between potential research partners Initial 25 planning grants (PGs) awarded 129 CREI-1 white papers received from 260 institutions CREI-1 Proposers’ Conference at MIT attracts 300 participants Outstanding CREI-1 centers to attract faculty and launch Skoltech research First 3 CREIs selected via international peer review process New collaboration unites researchers in Russia, Netherlands, US to build Skoltech Stem Cell Center launched (2013) Strategic target areas and partners for Skoltech impact identified Skoltech 2030 Workshop and strategy development Joint research networks seeded to build Skoltech capacity First 9 Strategic Development Projects (SDPs) launch May 2013 | Page 25

26 ➜ Each Skoltech CREI brings together, in a globally distributed model, leading institutions focused on a shared strategic problem or research area important to Russia. The Skoltech CREIs will accelerate development of, and provide transitional Skoltech capacity in: ➜ Research expertise and research infrastructure ➜ Educational programs: both formal and informal ➜ Entrepreneurship and innovation: to move ideas to economic impact ➜ Faculty: attracting, recruiting, mentoring Skoltech faculty ➜ Students: admitting and nurturing top Russian and non-Russian talent ➜ Industry capacity: to engage, understand needs, enlist involvement ➜ Convening capacity: define agendas and enlist world community ➜ Funding: attract non-Russian international funding ➜ Reputation Skoltech Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs) May 2013 | Page 26

27 ➜ Biomedicine ➜ Computational and systems biology ➜ Immunology and infectious disease ➜ Gene- and nano-medicine ➜ Regenerative medicine ➜ Energy ➜ Hydrocarbon fuel production and transportation ➜ Hydrocarbon processing ➜ Electrical power systems generation and distribution ➜ Electrical energy storage ➜ Nuclear ➜ Nuclear energy safety ➜ Materials for extreme environments ➜ Non-energy applications Defining the Skoltech 2030 Strategy: Summary of High Priority CREI Investments ➜ IT ➜ Machine learning and AI ➜ Advanced computing systems ➜ Big Data ➜ Electronics materials and device ➜ Quantum physics/technology ➜ Space ➜ Supporting humans in long term space exploration ➜ Small satellites ➜ Utilization of space data ➜ Cross-cutting ➜ Advanced materials ➜ Computational and data-intensive science & engineering ➜ Human engineering and cognition * Topics in italics are under negotiation May 2013 | Page 27

28 Call For CREI Proposals Skoltech as Russia’s Gateway to International Scientific Excellence CREI-1 Proposal Round o 129 white papers from 260 institutions o 13 finalists o 3 CREI awards Stem Cell Research Infectious Disease & RNA Therapeutics Electro-Chemical Energy Storage CREI-1 Proposal Round o 129 white papers from 260 institutions o 13 finalists o 3 CREI awards Stem Cell Research Infectious Disease & RNA Therapeutics Electro-Chemical Energy Storage CREI-2 Proposal Round o 143 white papers from 381 institutions o 15 finalists o Industry CREI candidates identified o CREI awards to be selected in May 2013 CREI-2 Proposal Round o 143 white papers from 381 institutions o 15 finalists o Industry CREI candidates identified o CREI awards to be selected in May 2013 May 2013 | Page 28

29 Strategic Development Projects Building Capacity & Networks for Skoltech MIT / A.M. Prokhorov Institute, RAS Baldo/Tikhodeev Low Energy Information Technology MIT / INM RAS, MSU White/Tyrtyshnikov Comprehensive Computational Engineering MIT / Institute of Applied Physics, RAS So/Sergeev Next Generation Biophotonics for Biology, Pharmacology, and Medicine MIT / New Economic School Micali/Izmalkov Secure Markets and Services MIT / MAI Young/Efremov Space Exploration MIT / MSU Poggio/Konushin Brains, Minds and Machines MIT / MIPT Barzilay/Vorontsov Massive Data Analysis and Processing MIT / MEPhi (2013) Li/Strikhanov Nuclear Systems and Materials MIT / Irkutsk RAS (2013) Turitsyn/Voropai Efficient and reliable energy networks with distributed and heterogeneous resources MIT / NSU Leeb/Fedoruk Advanced Modeling and Control of Intelligent Power Systems MIT / MSU Chakraborty/Nedospasov Vaccine Design and Development ➜ Nine teams of 3 MIT + 3 Russian researchers launched in mid-2012 ➜ Seeds network for research and capacity building for Skoltech across all five thematic areas (biomed, energy, IT, nuclear, space) May 2013 | Page 29

30 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Russian university/institute entrepreneurs receive mentoring to speed development Successful US-based entrepreneurs recruited as pilot Skoltech Catalysts Skoltech to address invent-to-manufacture full value chain CEI expansion to include Manufacturing Systems 82 pre-proposals, 11 semifinalists, and 4 finalist projects launched to improve research commercialization Russia-wide call for proposals for pilot Skoltech Innovation Sponsorship Program (ISP) 60 MIT contributors, 200+ hours of lectures, and 40 off-campus activities create new Skoltech E&I content First month-long intensive “Innovation Workshop” at MIT for Skoltech students Best practice sites identified Phase 1 benchmarking study of university based E&I Resolution of key governance and IP ownership, license, revenue share issues to enable research-innovation Template CREI contract (Master Partnership Agreement – MPA) Strategy and plans defined to create unique Skoltech model Workshop to design May 2013 | Page 30

31 Innovation Workshop at MIT ➜ Intensive month-long program for Skoltech students ➜ Develop an experiential learning curriculum ➜ Hands-on, team-oriented activities ➜ Fuses multiple MIT approaches to innovation ➜ Reconciles technology & vehicles (company, startup, paper, grants, …) ➜ Empower students and develop the student culture of Skoltech ➜ Intensity, curiosity and adventure, centers on innovation, founded on firm disciplinary fundamentals ➜ Refine a Mens et Manus (Hand and Mind) approach to innovation Over 62 people from 15 MIT labs and departments contributed to the delivery of the workshop May 2013 | Page 31

32 Intangible Value of MIT Collaboration ➜ Brand and Platform ➜ Attracts world-wide involvement and people to Skoltech, in all areas and activities (faculty, students, research, education, industry, innovation, …) ➜ In addition to direct Collaboration activities, indirect or independent activities of Skoltech are enabled and amplified by the association with MIT ➜ Culture ➜ Fundamental: a leading model for a high-impact, economically generative, research university—tying research, education and industry/innovation together ➜ Impact not only Skoltech, but culture of other Russian universities, research institutes, and industry: innovation, collaboration ➜ MIT engagement accelerates transformative changes that might otherwise take much longer to develop on their own ➜ Networks ➜ Bring Skoltech into contact with all corners of MIT, and with MIT’s partners throughout the world (universities, industry, policy) to build and foster Skoltech communities (internal, Skolkovo, region, and world) May 2013 | Page 32

33 Impact of MIT-Skoltech Collaboration ➜ Contribute to a potentially high impact social/economic initiative in an important country ➜ Gain exposure to new problems and approaches ➜ Experiment with integrated research, education, innovation models ➜ Provide MIT students and faculty with new opportunities for international engagement and experience ➜ Design and use new, state-of-the-art research facilities at Skoltech ➜ Help educate future global leaders ➜ Connect to Russian industry and multinational companies in Russia, including technology companies (established & startups) in Skolkovo ➜ Interact with a deep Russian talent pool of scientists/engineers ➜ Create a key hub or portal for long-term MIT collaborations with multiple Russian and international universities May 2013 | Page 33

34 Summary ➜ MIT is committed to the success of Skoltech ➜ Unique opportunity for research, education and innovation collaboration with existing and new researchers and industries in Russia ➜ MIT assisting with: ➜ Faculty (and students, postdoc) recruiting and development ➜ Novel educational program development ➜ Adapting known models for research contracts, IP management, commercialization to Skoltech and Russia ➜ Powerful concept and international collaborations in the Centers for Research, Education and Innovation (CREIs) ➜ MIT encourages others to join with Skoltech in this unique opportunity May 2013 | Page 34


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