22 September 2009, Tuesday, 11:34

Congress of nanotechnologies is opened in Ufa

author: Elvira Latypova

The Congress of nanotechnologies is officially opened in Ufa Congress-Hall. The Congress-Hall has become the place for the meeting of the leading specialists, from whom the scientific and technical progress in this sphere in many respects depends upon.

The First specialized high-tech exhibition, the Second international symposium “Spacious nanostructural materials: from science to innovations BNM-2009” and the series of “round tables” and section meetings on various directions of nanotechnologies’ development will work within the frames of the Congress.

All actions are organized by Government RB, Ministry of industry and external economic relations RB, Trade-Industry Chamber RB, the Academy of sciences RB and Ufa State Aviation Technical University (USATU) jointly with the company “NANOMET”.

The state corporation “ROSNANOTECH”, the International scientific-technical center (Moscow), the Russian fund of fundamental researches and several other organizations render financial and organizational assistance.

The slogan of the Congress is “From Science to Innovations” and the main goal of the forum is the assistance to development of innovational processes in the country, to scientific-technical and business cooperation and to production of high-quality and competitive products.

Prime-Minister of Government RB Rail Sarbaev greeted the guests on behalf of President of Bashkortostan. He underscored that nanotechnologies together with other perspective high-tech directions were the basic for development of “clever” innovational economics. The problems in economics urged forward to even more active steps in this direction.

The infrastructure director of the state corporation “ROSNANO” Eugene Evdokimov told about prospects of realization of Bashkortostan’s scientific and technical potential in cooperation with the state corporation “ROSNANO”. He mentioned that the innovational potential of Bashkortostan was very high and several indices proved that: the number of the local enterprises, engaged in innovational activity, the number of scientific centers, the expenses on investigations in high-tech sphere etc. Well-developed financial infrastructure and substantial volume of accumulated foreign investments contribute to this process. Eugene Evdokimov reported that at present time 15 projects, pretending to be realized under co-financing from “ROSNANO” were received by the state corporation. A part of these projects is approved and found under development; another part is declined but will be completed. Taking the volumes of attracted investments into account the volume of produced innovational output will reach 30 billion rubles by 2015. “There is the direct sense to work jointly with Bashkortostan and to make the investment projects a reality” – Eugene Evdokimov stated.