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Posted: Feb 07, 2011
RUSNANO CEO Leads Delegation in Visit to India
(Nanowerk News) A delegation from RUSNANO with CEO Anatoly Chubais at its head will visit some of India's largest technology centers during a weeklong stay February 7–12, 2011. The trip follows an invitation from the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India under an intergovernmental program for scientific and technical cooperation between Russia and India.
The visit began in Mumbai, the country's largest city and its commercial center, with meetings with representatives of business from the Confederation of Indian Industry. There Dr. Rajiv Sharma, representative of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India made a welcome speech, and Anatoly Chubais, RUSNANO CEO, responded with an opening address.
"India has achieved enormous success in information technology, pharmaceuticals, and nanotechnology during recent years," Mr. Chubais remarked. "Our countries —Russia and India— are moving in one direction to modernize their economies. Our markets present considerable interest to one another. We see several promising platforms in nanotechnology for collaboration between companies in our countries. I am confident that we can build new and important projects in nanotechnology, projects that will contribute to our global aims."
On February 7, the delegation will visit the Indian Institute of Technology, and the Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Science.
In its second stop, the delegation will visit the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, meet with Professor C. N. R. Rao, Chairman of the Science Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, and hold discussions with representatives from numerous state and private companies.
In Delhi the group with meet with Thirumalachari Ramasami, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Science and Technology; Hari S. Bhartia, president of the Confederation of Indian Industry; G. Sundararajan, chairman of the Nano Applications and Technology Advisory Group, Government of India; and other officials. Mr. Chubais and the RUSNANO delegation will also visit India's National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER). This is one of the national centers of excellence, and it plays a critical role in the development of pharmaceuticals in India, Southeast Asia, and Africa.
The visit will further scientific, technological, and investment partnerships between the two countries. Applied research, technology transfer, and financial support are among the more promising areas for projects that Russia and India will undertake on parity bases.