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.