Moscow, May 22, 2012 — Today, Skolkovo Fund Vice President for international partnership development Conor Lenihan and the President of Microsoft Business Solutions Kirill Tatarinov signed an agreement for opening the Microsoft R&D centre at Skolkovo.
“Microsoft is one of the strategic partners of Skolkovo. The huge international experience and expertise of the company makes a significant contribution to the development of the Russian IT industry and the country’s economy as a whole,” stated Skolkovo Fund President Viktor Vekselberg. “Today, we are happy to announce the opening of the Microsoft research and development centre at the Skolkovo innovations centre and the extension of co-operation in joint applied research activities.”
As a part of the activities at the Microsoft R&D centre at Skolkovo, specialists will be engaged in development of software solutions for Microsoft Dynamics that will be supplied throughout the world. Development of technologies for the Cloud platform in addition to classical products will be one of the top priorities for the Microsoft R&D centre at Skolkovo. One of the key principles of development of these products will be the creation of new architecture and the design of a flexible structure and functionality of products, to meet requirements and demands of different countries around the world.
It will be interesting to see what announcements and innovations arise from this partnership both in a regional and a global sense, anything we can do to extend the possibilities, open up new markets and create opportunity, has to be a good thing, I’m off to check it out.