On the 8th of September the one-day Russian-Ireland Forum of Nanotechnology
was held in the head office of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Russia).
As the leading Russian manufacturer of equipment for nanoscience NT-MDT
Co. participated in the Forum.
The Forum was organized by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Russian
Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO).
SFI is the statutory agency in Ireland responsible for disbursing funds for
basic science research with a strategic focus. SFI plays a leading role in the
implementation of the National Development Plan of Ireland 2007-2013. Under
its remit, SFI invests in new knowledge projects in the area of information
and energy-efficient technologies, nano- and biotechnologies, academic researchers.
RUSNANO is Russian state owned corporation established in 2007 to enable Government
policy in the field of Nanotechnology. The corporation is aimed at commercializing
developments in nanotechnology. RUSNANO co-invests in nanotechnology industry
projects that have high commercial potential or social benefit.
President of Ireland Mary McAleese and RUSNANO CEO and Chairman of the Executive
Broad Anatoly Chubais opened the Forum. In the welcoming remark, President of
Ireland stressed the importance of the Forum and scientific cooperation between
Russia and Ireland.
Representatives of RUSNANO and SFI, as well as scientists, researchers and
businessmen of both countries attended the Forum.
During the Forum the participants discussed possible cooperation in international
innovative projects. Main reports were made by the representatives of RUSNANO,
SFI, Tyndall National Institute, University College Dublin (UCD), Centre for
Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and nanodevices (CRANN).
NT-MDT Co. has long-time partnerships with companies and researchers of Ireland.
Through Irish branch office NT-MDT Service & Logistics Ltd. NT-MDT Co. offers
its products, expert service and applications development in Europe. The Russian-Irish
Forum of Nanotechnology promoted further innovative cooperation.