Russia's Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology has a new administrator and has announced partnerships, ScienceInsider reports. Skolkovo Tech was created as "an attempt to create a Silicon Valley-style technology hothouse on the outskirts of Moscow," Science reported in 2010.
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