(Marchmont) – Earlier this week Skolkovo, the international tech hub under completion on the outskirts of Moscow, and California-based digital security solutions firm Symantec signed a deal for joint cooperation across a number of segments, reported East-West Digital News, the first all English-language online resource dedicated to Russian digital industries.
Cooperation will range from educational projects to cooperation in software development. In particular, Symantec will provide mentoring support and advice to companies participating at Skolkovo by helping them create innovative IT products.
“The development of an ecosystem that offers Skolkovo participants close contact with industry leading companies, scientific and technical experts, engineers and businessmen, access to sources, and the exchange of experience with colleagues from Russia, Europe, Asia and the USA is one of the most important activities of the Foundation,” Igor Bogachev, Executive Director of the IT Cluster at Skolkovo, stated in a press release.
In turn, Skolkovo will provide Symantec access to technologies and products from Russian innovators, offering the opportunity to use the resources of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skolkovo Tech).
Cooperation plans also include the organization of joint activities for the development of business contacts between associated partners and the involvement of new organizations at Skolkovo. The two entities are already involved in overseeing a competition of innovative projects in the field of information security, called iSecurity.