Early in December'09 the most significant and unique event - Nanotechnology international forum, organized by the Russian corporation of nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), - took place in Moscow. Over 7000 visitors attended the Forum within three days. At the same time an exhibition of the advanced nanotechnological developments was held, where the projects of 80 Russian and foreign companies and organizations were displayed.
Included among the guests were a number of representatives of the government authorities, world nanoindustry, famous scientists, entrepreneurs.
NT-MDT equipment and technological developments aroused a keen interest of the visitors. The platform of nanotechnological facilities NanoFab 100, intended for the creation of nanoelectronic and nanomechanic elements, was represented to Sergei Ivanov, the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Andrei Fursenko, the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Anatoly Chubais, Director General of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), and other representatives of the government delegation. It was observed that NT-MDT was the leader in the development of such facility, which can be important for competitive recovery of advanced domestic technology products in the world arena. Also the probe nanolaboratory NTEGRA Spectra, dedicated to investigation in the field of nonlinear optics, NTEGRA Life, meant for molecular and cellular biology researches, SOLVER NEXT, SPM with full automation, NanoEducator, scientific training laboratory of nanotechnology, were highly appreciated.
The panel discussion “Business and nanotechnologies” was held on the 3rd of December within the framework of the Forum program, where NT-MDT general director Viktor Bykov took part together with ?leksey Mordashov (Severstal, Russia), Mikhail Prokhorov (ONEXIM Group, Russia), Viktor Avdeev (Unikhimtek, Russia), Uwe Kruger (Oerlikon, Switzerland), Jong Min Kim (Samsung Electronics, Korea), Kemp Owen (Hewlett Packard, USA).
A number of agreements have been concluded following the results of meetings: the protocol of intentions between FEI (USA) and NT-MDT, by which the joint production of electron microscopes will be provided in Zelenograd; the agreement with Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), whereby joint developments in the field of molecular electronics will be coordinated. In addition, business relations with outstanding West-European vendors of component parts for nanotechnological equipment have been established.
There is no doubt that holding the Forum has been imperative for all the innovative and high-tech sectors of domestic industry. As the active participation of NT-MDT has shown, our company is in the vanguard of global nanotechnology. We believe that the company will maintain the highest tempo of scientific researches and continue to create cutting-edge equipment, which will be used by domestic enterprises and scientific centers.