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Posted: Mar 21, 2011
RUSNANO Delegation Departs for Silicon Valley and New Projects
(Nanowerk News) A delegation from RUSNANO, including three managing directors and the director of RUSNANO US representative office—will participate in the Global Technology Symposium, an annual investment conference in Silicon Valley. This year's symposium will be held on March 23-25.
Dmitry Akhanov, director of the US representative office of RUSNANO, will speak to the symposium on opportunities for cooperation with potential project applicants and co-investors from US and Canada that arise from opening the local office. Richard Archuleta, CEO of Plastic Logic, and Alexey Kovsh, first vice president of the Optogan Group, will discuss their project companies established through co-investment with RUSNANO and the practices of implementing high-tech projects in Russia.
The Global Technology Symposium is a leading investment conference on venture capital, technology, and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Each year, the Symposium brings more than 300 selected opinion leaders in business, finance, technology, and policymaking to Silicon Valley, where they share insights into the opportunities and challenges of globalization.
This year's Symposium features legends from the world of venture investment, including Tim Draper, Dixon Doll, Pitch Johnson, Dick Kramlich, and Vish Mishra, as well as senior executives from Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft. Attendees will hear from Russian venture capital investors who have achieved success in the West, such as Alexander Galitsky and Evgeny Zaytsev.
GTS will kick off with "Russia Day," which will highlight high-tech startups and opportunities of investors from Russia. Senior executives from Russian institutes for development—Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo Foundation, and VTB Capital—will also attend.
"Silicon Valley has always been at the center of RUSNANO's attention: as a source of technological innovation and for its evolution with the help of smart money," noted Dmitry Akhanov. "I have every confidence that the opening of the RUSNANO office in North America this year will make our cooperation closer and even more rewarding."
RUSNANO is one of the official sponsors of the Global Technology Symposium. Find more information on the conference agenda and speakers at http://www.GlobalTechSymposium.com.
RUSNANO was established in March 2011 as an open joint-stock company through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. RUSNANO's mission is to develop the Russian nanotechnology industry through co-investment in nanotechnology projects with substantial economic potential or social benefit. The Government of the Russian Federation owns 100 percent of the shares in RUSNANO. Anatoly Chubais is chairman of the Executive Board of RUSNANO.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and training for nanotechnology specialists, formerly conducted by the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, has been entrusted to the Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, a non-commercial fund also established through reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.