Skoltech and ICLRC: cooperation taken to new heights

On June 17 the International Comparative Law and Research Center and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) formalized their relationship in a Memorandum of Understanding. The document was signed in St. Petersburg by the ICLRC General Director Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya and Skoltech President Alexander Kuleshov. The memorandum will be in effect until 2025 with further prolongation.

In the context of cooperation, they are supposed to conduct joint scientific and research activities on such issues as innovation management for import substitution, formation of ecosystems, energy transition and climate agenda etc.

Besides, they plan to work together on organization of scientific and awareness building events, conferences, round tables and seminars, sharing experience and information, as well as working-out of mutual initiatives on the currently central issues for both parties.

“It is important for us to continue and expand our collaborations with Skoltech. Today, our Center’s legal competencies and Skoltech’s ample expertise enable rethinking and redefining many ideas of high relevance in the new reality, such as the climate agenda, green financing, development of the carbon market, regulatory framework for ESG transformation, and energy transition. Thanks to joint projects, our ongoing activities receive a fresh impetus and produce results that we regularly report to all the stakeholders,” ICLRC General Director Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya notes.

“The agreement strongly enhances the opportunities for collaboration between our institutions in the development of public analytical reviews and educational programs, as well as consulting projects for development institutions, government agencies and businesses, with a focus on sustainable development of the Russian energy sector. Skoltech’s research and technology competencies coupled with ICLRC’s extensive expertise in the legal aspects of sustainable development create unique potential for synergy. Our Project Center for Energy Transition and ESG will be the lead integrator from Skoltech’s side,” Skoltech President Alexander Kuleshov says.