RUSNANO and the Federal Medical-Biological Agency Sign Cooperation Agreement

RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais and head of the Russian Federal Medical-Biological Agency Vladimir Uiba signed an agreement today to work jointly to ensure safe production and safe application of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Medvedev urges lower microchip customs duty in modernization bid

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday urged the government to lower customs duties on imported microchips in a bid to spur the national economy's modernization.

Russia and Finland Collaborate on Model for Regulating Nanotechnology

RUSNANO Deputy CEO Andrey Malyshev and Reijo Munther, Director, Materials technology, of Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, signed a memorandum on standardization and regulation in nanotechnology at a recent Russian-Finnish roundtable.

Aim – to block the flow of Russia’s brain drain

The Ministry of Education in Russia has earmarked 12 billion roubles (about $400 mln) to be spent by 2012 on blocking the flow of the country’s brain drain.

Elecard and RUSNANO Unite to Create Digital TV with Russian Technology

RUSNANO and Elecard Group of Tomsk, Russia will produce various electronic units using multimedia processors with technical norms of 90 nanometers to 65 nanometers. The project addresses goals set forth by President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev to make digital television available to the entire country within the next five years. Project management will organize sale of equipment for digital television produced by Russian engineers—TV-peripherals or set-top boxes and studio digital broadcasting software.

Chubais urges diversification of Russian economy

Russia's Anatoly Chubais urged on Saturday for the diversification of the economy, to prevent it from turning into a sales market for foreign commodities once the global economic has recovered from recession.

Russia needs foreign technology to 'speed up modernization'

Russia should step up its purchases of modern technology to accelerate its economic modernization, the Russian finance minister said on Wednesday.

Russian premier pledges $3 bln in hi-tech investment in 2010

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday pledged 100 billion rubles ($3.3 billion) in hi-tech investment by the national development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) by the yearend to boost Russia's modernization drive.

RUSNANO and Russian Railways Sign Partnership Agreement

RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais and Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin have signed an agreement for strategic partnership in the implementation and commercialization of nanotechnology for rail transport.

Report “Russian Renewable Energy 2009” announces a report Russian Renewable Energy 2009. Renewable energy sector in Russia will boost in the upcoming years. This analytical report by is the first research revealing the market development of renewable energy in Russia.

Heart Values of New Generation Materials Draw Support from RUSNANO

A project to produce bicuspid and develop tricuspid artificial heart valves has been approved by the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO. Total budget for the project is 1.488 billion rubles of which RUSNANO will provide 930 million rubles. The coinvestor, Moskovskaya Venchurnaya Kompaniya, a company of the Government of Moscow, will invest 186 million rubles.

RUSNANO Takes a Medical Track: Investment in Manufacturing Drugs in Organic Nanopacks

A project to produce a number of pharmaceuticals— anti-inflammatory drugs, diuretics, and statins in phospholipid capsules with extremely small particles (less than 30 nm) recently won approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO. The total budget for the project is 831 million rubles. RUSNANO will invest 341 million rubles.

RUSNANO shifts to e-purchasing

Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies is one of most prominent purchasers of services in fields of research and consulting.

In order to analyze applications for financing of innovation projects and creation of high-tech production that are being received by the Corporation, RUSNANO requires a wide range of different services in the fields of scientific, technological, legal, patent, and engineering expertise.

RUSNANO to Finance Production of Nanostructured Membranes and Separating Modules for Treating Water

The products to come from this project are membrane plating and membranous roll-fed modules that are used in the process of filtration and reverse osmosis.

RUSNANO Investments Will Expand Production of Application Units for Nanometer-Thick Modified Coatings

A project to expand production of units for applying modified coatings of a single nanometer thickness on materials and goods with the help of a plasma magnetron discharge has won approval from the Supervisory Council of RUSNANO. Realization of the project will bring existing small-batch domestic hi-tech production created by Tomsk scientists to a new level and broaden its presence in Russian and foreign markets.