California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will lead a delegation of U.S. venture capitalists from Silicon Valley to Russia on October 10, Russia's hi-tech government corporation Rosnano said.
The delegates will visit the Skolkovo research hub and take part in the Global Innovation Partnership forum. They will also meet with the Russian leadership and businessmen from Moscow and Kazan.
Craig Barrett, co-chairman of Skolkovo's board of directors, Jeffrey Henley, chairman of Oracle's board, and Dan'l Lewin, Microsoft's vice president for strategic and emerging business development are among the delegates.
This will be the second delegation of U.S. venture capitalists to Russia this year, following one in May.
President Dmitry Medvedev, who has made developing the high-tech sector and encouraging innovative research the focal point of his economic agenda, met with Schwarzenegger when he paid a visit to Silicon Valley over the summer.