Green Light for Four Technology Platforms from RUSNANO

(Nanowerk News) The Government Commission on High Technology and Innovation, chaired by Russian Federation Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, approved 27 technology platforms at its April 4, 2011, meeting. RUSNANO developed four of the technology platforms.
RUSNANO was the initiator and coordinator of the following platforms:
  • Russian Light-Emitting Diode Technology
  • Application of Innovative Technologies to Improve Construction, Content, and Safety of Auto and Rail Roads
  • New Polymer Composite Materials and Technologies (with the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Aviation Materials)
  • Technologies for Mechatronics, Embedded Control Systems, Radio Frequency Identification, and Robotics (with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Central Research and Design Institute for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics)
  • In developing the four platforms, RUSNANO involved large, strategic consumersóROSATOM, Russian Railways, Avtodor, LUKOIL, X5 Retail Group, United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Post, and United Shipbuilding Corporation. RUSNANO also engaged leading domestic producers of innovative products, among them, nano-enabled products.
    A technology platform is, foremost, a communications platform, a new form of interaction among private business, science, and government engaged in a process of innovation. They are the designer-vendor-consumer core of new technological solutions.
    "Participants in a technology platform help the state set priorities for support of a sector's scientific research and development. They ensure each other of the effectiveness of investment in new products or services through guaranteed demand and cofinancing," explained Alexander Morozov, director of RUSNANO's Department for Market Promotion and coordinator of one of the technology platforms. "Introduction of technology platforms will foster development and use of energy-efficient, resource-conserving, and environmentally clean technologies, create new materials, enhance competitiveness of sectors, and make the most effective use of state and private financial and intellectual resources."
    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.
    Source: RUSNANO (press release)
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