An Indian Nanotechnology delegation visited the industry of the international nanotech producer NT-MDT Co. situated in suburban town of Moscow Zelenograd. The visit was initiated by Rusnano corporation and became a part of the nanotechnological collaboration between Russia and India.
Last time India expressed interest in high-developing nanotechnological studies and projects in Russia. Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and Rusnano are jointly working out collaboration between Russia and India to facilitate development and commercialisation of technologies in the area of nanotechnology. The Indian delegation came to Russia to listen to the presentations of Rusnano and a few Russian industries to get a forestage of Russian nanotech sector and draw up the guidance for further integration and investment.
A high level Indian delegation was led by Prof. G Sundararajan, Chairman, Nano Application and Technology Advisory Group (NATAG) of Nanomission of Government of India. It also included Prof. Shantikumar Vasudevan Nair (Amrita Centre for Nano-sciences, Kochi), Prof. V Ramgopal Rao (Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai), Mr. Rajiv Kumar (International Division, Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi), Mr. V. Sivakumar (SUN Group), Mr. SK Varshney (Embassy of India, Moscow). As for Russian part, Mr. Boris Smirnov (General Counselor) represented the Rusnano corporation and Mr. Victor Bykov, the Director General of the NT-MDT Co. represented the Company.
During the visit the delegation got acquainted with NanoFab equipment and R&D labs in NT-MDT. Moreover, the delegation visited the center of nanoeducation, the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology (Technical University), business-incubator and the Special Economic Zone in Zelenograd. NT-MDT Co. organized the visit to Zelenograd from beginning to end.
NT-MDT Co. produces and provides innovative nanotechnological tools and complexes for scientific and research organizations all over the world. The company has 14% share of the world market at the moment. The key branch offices of the company are situated in Holland, Ireland, USA and China. In the past five years, the installed base of the company has grown to over 2000 instruments, promoting growth of both lab and research programs world-wide.
During the last years the NT-MDT Co. launched to the market a few innovative nanotech tools for various kinds of microscopic investigations that can be used by scientists with different qualification. These products are NTEGRA Spectra, NTEGRA Life, SOLVER NEXT and NANOEDUCATOR. Two of them have been awarded with R&D 100 Prize - one of the main awards on the high-tech market.