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Posted: January 27, 2010
UAlbany NanoCollege and JSC Innovative Technopark in Republic of Tatarstan to Collaborate
(Nanowerk News) The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and the JSC Innovative Technopark (IDEA) in the Republic of Tatarstan today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a framework for collaboration in nanotechnology education, research and commercialization.
Through the partnership, CNSE will provide assistance to, and participation with, IDEA in areas such as educational, research, and commercialization advisory functions, and consulting services to include specialized training courses for students, faculty and scientists of the Republic of Tatarstan at the CNSE facilities, and the potential creation and program design of nanotechnology centers both in Kazan and at CNSE.
In addition, the partnership provides opportunities for IDEA to procure research and development equipment, and to receive assistance in technology transfer and commercialization opportunities in critical nanotechnology-enabled industrial applications, such as green energy, health sciences and nanomedicine.
IDEA is one of the largest innovative technoparks in Europe, located in the city of Kazan, capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, with a mission to commercialize innovative ideas through the launch and development of small-sized companies through the activities of its three main subdivisions, including a business incubator, innovative technology center, and business park.
CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. With over $5 billion in public and private investments, CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex -- the most advanced research complex at any university in the world - employs more than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, faculty and students, and has attracted over 250 global corporate partners.