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Posted: Sep 22, 2011
IV International Nanotechnology Forum RUSNANOTECH 2011 will be held on October 26-28
(Nanowerk News) RUSNANOTECH Forum is one of the central events of the year in the field of innovation in Russia. Traditionally, the event is attended by leading politicians, scientists and heads of major domestic and foreign companies. The Forum is focused on the main trends of global scientific and technological development and the advanced experience of innovative development commercialization.
This year's forum will be held from October 26-28 in Moscow.
This year the Forum's main topic will be the demand for innovation. The participants will discuss the prospects for nanotechnology use in a wide range of industries, from construction and engineering to electronics and pharmaceuticals. Another set of topics concerns the various mechanisms for supporting innovation, from infrastructural projects to various financial instruments. A separate section will be dedicated to innovation programs of large industrial companies. Furthermore, also as part of the Forum tradition, challenges and prospects for cooperation with compatriots living abroad will be discussed.
The scientific part of the program will be dedicated to discussing the latest R&D in the field of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, nanomaterials, nanobiotechnology, and the use of nanotechnology in green energy.
More than 80 exhibitors and 26 collective exhibitions have already confirmed their participation in the RUSNANOTECH Expo Exhibition, including representatives from several countries, global nanoindustry leaders.
"The Shop of the Future" presentation will take place at the exhibition. This is a new retail format, created jointly by RUSNANO, X5 Retail Group N.V. and Sitronics OJSC. Due to the wide use of RFID-tags in the new store, information on the cost of goods will be read remotely, which will remove the need for a cashier from the buying process and eliminate queues.
In addition, RUSNANOTECH Expo visitors will be able to see the unique "NanoHome" model, a model of living premises constructed using the most advanced building materials and energy-saving technologies.
For the first time "The Project Fair" will be organised at the Forum. In the course of this event anyone will be able to openly present their innovative business projects to a special commission consisting of Russian National Association of Business Angels and Russian Venture Capital Association representatives, and to seek consultation from the leading domestic hi-tech investors. The authors of the three best projects will be eligible to take part in the Forum business program along with experienced scientists and entrepreneurs.
One of the Forum's central events is a Lecture by the famous American scientist Eric Drexler, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of nanotechnology as a scientific and technological field. He is the author of the nanotechnological mechanosynthesis concept and the first molecular nanorobots theoretician. Eric Drexler will share his vision of nanotechnology development prospects with the Forum participants.
During all the three days of the Forum, the Discovery cinema hall will show nonstop the best scientific films from this American TV channel.
RUSNANOTECH Forum is a place for discussing and demonstrating innovative technologies in machine-building and metal-working, opto- and nanoelectronics, solar energy and energy-saving, healthcare and biotechnology, new nanostructured materials industry and infrastructural projects.
The Forum objective is to enable participants to discuss main trends in global scientific and technological development and key trends of investment process in the field of hi-tech and to engage in practice in implementing new in Russia:
to present one's developments to potential investors and partners
to select prospective subjects for investment
to find suppliers of innovative products
to build chains for project implementation
to build-up new contacts at various levels.<./
The International Award in the Field of Nanotechnology RUSNANOPRIZE 2010 is ceremoniously awarded at the Forum. As part of the RUSNANOTECH Forum awards for the Russian youth prize Field of Nanoindustry and the International Contest of Young Scientists' Works in the Field of Nanotechnology are presented.
RUSNANOTECH 2010 brought together over 10 thousand participants from 50 countries. Over 400 speakers delivered reports as part of the Forum's business and scientific programs. Among them were Nobel Prize Laureates Zhores Alferov and Professor Konstantin Novoselov, the Provost of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Rafael Reif and Microsoft GM Steve Ballmer. The Forum plenary session was opened by the President of the Russian Federation Dmitri Medvedev. Hundreds of Russian and foreign companies presented their developments at the Forum Exhibition.