Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > 3rd International Nanotechnology Forum

Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia
Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia

Abstract:
The 3rd International Nanotechnology Forum is underway in Moscow, bringing together scientists and businesspeople from Europe, Asia and America for three days of discussion on developing Russia's innovation sector and the outlook for Russia's nanotechnology industry.

Dmitry Medvedev addressed the forum and outlined several priority development areas in this sector.

3rd International Nanotechnology Forum

Moscow | Posted on November 3rd, 2010

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,

I was watching a broadcast from the forum on my way here (modern technology really is a wonderful thing). I am sure that you have already had some interesting discussions. But I noticed in what I watched that the main question being asked was is it even possible to develop innovative production in Russia?

I think it is perfectly fair to ask this kind of question. But at the same time, we sometimes get carried away with asking what we can and can't develop, when the real issue is simply that we must develop. We must make progress, and the sooner we do this the better it will be for our economy.

Russia started really paying attention to nanotechnology not long ago, only a few years ago. Initially the decision to set up RUSNANO and the whole subject of nanotechnology were seen as rather exotic. But this has changed as things have developed, and everyone has realised that this is an important sector in the global economy and something that we can get involved in too. This technology is clearly set to play a leading part in the economy of the future.

We understand this well in Russia, all the more so as many areas of nanotechnology are based on ideas and discoveries that came out of the Russian scientific school. This gives us reason for optimism, and also a dose of sadness too, because many of the advances in this sector were not made here, and even in cases when discoveries were made here they were carried out in practice and commercialised in other countries.

But Russia today is ready to become a part of the global nanotechnology community. Our development institutions (RUSNANO and VEB) are already promoting their projects abroad. RUSNANO even has the chance now to acquire relevant assets from foreign companies and buy their technology. We see their interest in venture financing too.

Incidentally, we have begun working together with the CIS countries too on bilateral and multilateral projects. In particular, the 3rd CIS Higher Courses on Nanotechnology took place in Dubna this year. I hope that the graduates of these courses will continue to work in science and in practical work too.

Our aim is to organise not just a few big enterprises in Russia, which would not be an ambitious goal, but to build up a whole nanotechnology sector. All areas of business should be involved: private business, state-owned business, and transnational companies. If we carry out these plans and raise the share of nanotechnology production to around one trillion rubles [around $32.5 billion] by 2015, this would bring Russia's share of the global nanotechnology market up to three percent. This would be a good result. We are therefore working on developing a national nanotechnology network today. This will help us to resolve complex tasks, from developing modern equipment to training professional personnel.

Our aim is to have our enterprises produce technology needed on our domestic market, and needed for our state purchase needs too. This includes medical vaccinations, and LED-based energy saving systems, for example. (This kind of technology makes a real impression when you see it in use. I was in Kazan, or in Naberezhniye Chelny to be more precise, not long ago. We saw new technology being used in the housing sector and the results were impressive. Energy consumption fell 15-20-fold, and this represents completely new standards). This includes accumulator batteries for electricity-powered city transport, and much, much more. I stress that these are all goods for mass use.

Another important task is to set up nano-centres that will bring small and medium-sized business into the sector too. I know that RUSNANO has already signed agreements in this area with Kazan, Dubna, Zelenograd, Tomsk, and Novosibirsk.

I am sure that you have discussed the difficulties involved, and you will no doubt continue these discussions too today. We will make an effort to remove the legislative barriers that exist.

We have already made changes to our immigration laws that simplify the procedures for bringing in highly qualified specialists from abroad.

The State Duma will soon put the draft law on customs regulation through its second reading.

But barriers still exist. Clearly, the state's main task is to improve the laws, the tax, administrative, and civil laws, where necessary, and ensure they are enforced, of course.

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is clear today that our country made absolutely the right decision to concentrate on nanotechnology. In just two years, as you have probably already heard, RUSNANO approved 94 projects and has another 300 bids under examination at the moment. This shows that we have no shortage of research teams with promising developments in the nanotechnology area.

It is very important too that we have a new generation of young scientists who will find the incentive to work knowing that there is demand for the results of their labour. We are establishing prizes and competitions for our young scientists. The important thing is for these young people to understand that work in the nanotechnology sector must be directly linked to the economy of tomorrow.

I wish you success and hope that such conferences will become a regular event in our country.

All the best!

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Kremlin

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

Seeing the quantum future... literally: What if big data could help you see the future and prevent your mobile phone from breaking before it happened? January 16th, 2017

NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics: New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices January 14th, 2017

Manchester scientists tie the tightest knot ever achieved January 13th, 2017

Display technology/LEDs/SS Lighting/OLEDs

Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime December 30th, 2016

Trace metal recombination centers kill LED efficiency: UCSB researchers warn that trace amounts of transition metal impurities act as recombination centers in gallium nitride semiconductors November 3rd, 2016

Diamond nanothread: Versatile new material could prove priceless for manufacturing: Would you dress in diamond nanothreads? It's not as far-fetched as you might think November 3rd, 2016

Researchers surprised at the unexpected hardness of gallium nitride: A Lehigh University team discovers that the widely used semiconducting material is almost as wear-resistant as diamonds October 31st, 2016

Jobs

Participate in the development of Malaysia’s National Graphene Action Plan 2020 October 10th, 2016

Leading Advanced Materials Manufacturer Pixelligent Closes $10.4 Million in Funding: Capital Will Boost Capacity for North American Manufacturing, Drive Asian Expansion, and Continue Innovation in Solid State Lighting and OLED Display Applications August 16th, 2016

SUNY Poly Welcomes DPS as the Global Engineering Firm Opens Its U.S. Advanced Technology Group Headquarters at Cutting-Edge ZEN Building November 20th, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE Announces Milestone as M+W Group Opens U.S. Headquarters at Albany Nanotech Complex and Research Alliance Begins $105M Solar Power Initiative October 20th, 2015

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

Chemistry on the edge: Experiments at Berkeley Lab confirm that structural defects at the periphery are key in catalyst function January 13th, 2017

Recreating conditions inside stars with compact lasers: Scientists offer a new path to creating the extreme conditions found in stars, using ultra-short laser pulses irradiating nanowires January 12th, 2017

New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing January 12th, 2017

Investments/IPO's/Splits

Harris & Harris Group Issues Reminder for Shareholder Update Call on January 10, 2017 January 10th, 2017

Arrowhead Provides Response to New Minority Shareholder Announcement January 7th, 2017

Harris & Harris Group Announces a Proposed Strategic Restructuring December 20th, 2016

Harris & Harris Group Issues Letter to Shareholders and Information for Shareholder Call on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 November 14th, 2016

Announcements

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

Seeing the quantum future... literally: What if big data could help you see the future and prevent your mobile phone from breaking before it happened? January 16th, 2017

NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics: New classes of printable electrically conducting polymer materials make better electrodes for plastic electronics and advanced semiconductor devices January 14th, 2017

Nanoscale Modifications can be used to Engineer Electrical Contacts for Nanodevices January 13th, 2017

Energy

Stability challenge in perovskite solar cell technology: New research reveals intrinsic instability issues of iodine-containing perovskite solar cells December 26th, 2016

Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures: New technique leverages controlled interactions across surfaces to create self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity December 22nd, 2016

Safe and inexpensive hydrogen production as a future energy source: Osaka University researchers develop efficient 'green' hydrogen production system that operates at room temperature in air December 21st, 2016

Going green with nanotechnology December 21st, 2016

Automotive/Transportation

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

Illinois team advances GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors January 10th, 2017

Going green with nanotechnology December 21st, 2016

Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells: New platinum-based catalysts with tensile surface strain could improve fuel cell efficiency December 19th, 2016

Battery Technology/Capacitors/Generators/Piezoelectrics/Thermoelectrics/Energy storage

Nanoscale view of energy storage January 16th, 2017

One step closer to reality: Devices that convert heat into electricity: Composite material yields 10 times -- or higher -- voltage output January 4th, 2017

STMicroelectronics Peps Up Booming Social-Fitness Scene with Smart Motion Sensors for Better Accuracy, Longer Battery Life, and Faster Time to Market January 2nd, 2017

Researchers produced nitrogen doped bimodal cellular structure activated carbon December 29th, 2016

Events/Classes

Harris & Harris Group Issues Reminder for Shareholder Update Call on January 10, 2017 January 10th, 2017

Nanometrics to Present at the 19th Annual Needham Growth Conference December 22nd, 2016

Leti Will Demonstrate Fusion of Autonomous Car’s Senses: SIGMA FUSION’s Efficient, Sensor-based System Fits in a Microcontroller Platform, Anticipates Safety Requirements December 13th, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Introduce World’s First Solid-State Multi-Ion Sensor for Internet-of-Things Applications December 13th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project