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Posted: Oct 27, 2011
EADS and RUSNANO to Join Forces in the Nanotechnology Field
(Nanowerk News) European aerospace and defence group EADS and Russian Nanotechnology Corporation RUSNANO are planning to cooperate in the research and development of new technologies. The respective document was signed by Anatoly Chubais, CEO of Rusnano and EADS Chief Technical Officer, Jean Botti. As a first step, the partners will identify relevant patents in EADS's portfolio which could be suited to develop new business in the Russian industry.
"As a global leader in aerospace and defence, EADS has technologies that can help our partners maintain their competitive edge," CTO Jean Botti said. "Today's agreement establishes the ground in different areas through the use and transfer of Intellectual Property and technology. We are pleased to partner with RUSNANO, a corporation at the forefront of innovation in Russia." Botti added.
"The advanced technologies of EADS complement well with the RUSNANOs' strong position on Russian high-tech market," stated RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais."Our cooperation paves the way for the progress in nanotech-related fields including energy efficiency, new materials, life science and security".
The technology licensing procedures in place at EADS reduce the time required for implementation, minimise risk of patent infringement and ensure that all controls and processes are applied. To facilitate the application and use of licensed technologies, the company offers training, engineering support and assistance in the establishment of processes and procedures.
EADS sees Russia as a major cooperation Partner in the technology area. In 2003, the company has established a Technology Office to facilitate collaboration with the Russian research and development community. Since its opening, the RTO has already managed more than 100 cooperative research and technology programmes between EADS and Russian institutions. EADS is also participating in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.
RUSNANO was founded 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 CEO and 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.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group — comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter — generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000. EADS Innovation Works is the corporate research network of EADS. It operates the corporate Research and Technology (R&T) laboratories that promote the Group's technical innovation potential with a focus on long-term research. EADS Innovation Works have two main sites in Munich and Paris and employ over 700 people including doctorates and university interns. Proximity centres are maintained in Getafe, Spain and Newport, U.K, Toulouse, Nantes and Hamburg to support the knowledge transfer to business units in these locations. EADS Innovation Works also operates R&T centres in Moscow, Singapore and Bengaluru, India. For more information, please visit www.eads.net