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Panasonic to Support the Concept Design of the Skolkovo Smart City in Russia
Panasonic has confirmed its participation in designing the Skolkovo Smart city concept. Panasonic together with Ernst&Young, Cisco and Russian Academy of Science to support the lead contractor Cognitive Technologies on the development of the Skolkovo Smart City project near Moscow in Russia.
The 'Innovation City' of Skolkovo is due to be open in 2014-2015 and will provide homes for an estimated 31,000 people on a 400 hectare site. The project involves the creation of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, research and development centres, education facilities, housing, infrastructure and retail.
Panasonic is one of four contractors involved in creating the concept of Skolkovo Smart City. Panasonic is describing eco technologies and solutions which can provide more effective and less environmentally stressful functioning of Skolkovo.
Laurent Abadie, chief executive officer at Panasonic Europe said: "We are delighted to be involved in such a transformational project that will deliver world leading research and development. Our vision of smart, eco-friendly cities has never been closer to us in Europe now and with our partners, we truly look forward to showcase what can be achieved."
Mr. Abadie will talk about Smart Homes, Smart Society and Smart mobility in the first slot of Panasonic LIVE @ IFA on August 30, 2012. Check it out. Click to go Panasonic Live @ IFA.