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May 12th, 2010

New nanotech network for Russia

Abstract:
Russia's largest state universities and research centres will be integrated into a countrywide nanotechnology network (NNS), whose members will receive access to information about one another's research developments and facilities.

The NNS has the broad task of uniting all participants in the innovation process, from scientists to entrepreneurs. It is being created to form a competitive research sector in nanotechnology and an effective system to commercialise that know-how.

The goal is to boost the volume of nano-production and create an entry point for Russian companies onto the global market. The domestic market for nanotechnology was an estimated 19.2 billion roubles ($637 million) in 2009, a figure that should reach 55 billion roubles by 2015, an Education and Science Ministry spokesman said. NNS members will work in nine different spheres: electronics, engineering, energy, space, biotechnology, security systems, high-purity substances, composite nanomaterials and construction nanomaterials.

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