RUSNANO to Prepare International Financial Standards Reports

Along with preparing financial reports required by Federal Law № 139, On the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, and Federal Law № 129, On Accounting—will begin issuing consolidated financial reports in accordance with international financial standards in 2009 for the RUSNANO Group and the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.

This decision is another step in the corporation’s strategy to increase transparency in its interaction with Russian and foreign financial institutions.

Russia: 3 State Corporations To Lose Status in ’10

Russian Technologies, Rusnano and Vneshekonombank will likely lose their status as state corporations as early as next year, presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said Thursday.

The state corporations could be transformed into state-controlled joint-stock companies in 2010, Dvorkovich said at a news conference responding to President Dmitry Medvedev’s state-of-the-nation address.

Medvedev laid out the case against state corporations in his address to the Federation Council, saying some of the corporations should be wound down soon.

Medvedev gives Putin deadline on corporations

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Friday to produce a plan by March 1 for reorganizing the huge state corporations that Putin himself built up while in the Kremlin.

News of the order was published on the Kremlin website in a statement with the heading «Dmitry Medvedev has instructed Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to present proposals by March 1, 2010 for the reform of state corporations.»

The order came a day after Medvedev used his annual address to the nation to announce that these state behemoths have «no future» and was an unusual display of as

Russian Scientific Delegation Visits AFM Maker Asylum Research

Asylum Research, along with Intertech Corporation, Asylum’s representative for Russia, hosted a distinguished group of Russian scientists in late October to discuss the latest advances in AFM technology and nanotechnology. The scientists were from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR, Dubna, Russia) and the Kurchatov Institute (Moscow, Russia) which are currently Russia’s leading nanotechnology research centers.

RUSNANO and AmBAR Announce the Business Plan Competition of Nanotech Projects

Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) and American Business Association of Russian-speaking Professionals (AmBAR) announce the Business Plan Competition cor projects and companies working in the field of nanotechnology. Origination of the project may come from any country or person all over the world, but its implementation or some part of implementation has to be completed in Russia. In 2009 the nominees for the contest are pre-selected by AmBAR among the participants of the Fifth Annual High Tech Investment Conference SVOD 2009.

Israeli Chief Scientist: Russia Seeking to Cooperate with Us

Russia is seeking greater industrial cooperation with Israel, said Chief Scientist Dr. Eli Ofir, who is in Moscow, taking part in an international nano-technology gathering. Russia wants to cooperate more closely with Israel in research, development, and production of hi-tech ideas and products.

While in Moscow, Ofir is discussing the details of such a cooperation agreement with his Russian hosts.….aspx/173373

Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan start ecological cooperation

Vice President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) for Ecology Mukhtar Babayev and Director General of Ecol Engineering CJSC Soltan Aliyev paid a visit to Uzbekistan.

CJSC informed that in Tashkent they discussed the cooperation issues in the environment protection sphere with leadership of national holding company Uzbekneftegaz.

They also visited Fergan oil refinery and offered to use services of Ecol Engineering in the sphere of purification of the territory. M. Babayev also offered cooperation in joint projects and development of nanotechnologies.

Siberian company building up cooperation with Japan in nanotechnologies

Russian company Sun is eyeing opportunities for an expanded cooperation with Japan in the field of nanotechnologies, Vladislav Mirchev, the president of Sun Innovations Ltd. told Itar-Tass Thursday.

His company is registered in the Novosibirsk region.

Mirchev said he held a range of useful business meetings with top executives of Konica Minolta IJ Technologies, which is located in the city of Hino, and Nichia Corporation of Tokushima.

RUSNANO and Alcoa Inc. sign the Memorandum of Understanding

On October 26–28, 2009 the delegation of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) headed by the Chief Executive Officer Anatoly Chubais visited the offices of Alcoa Inc. in New York City and the Alcoa Technical Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

During the visit Alcoa Inc.

Japan-RF nanotechnology partnership has good prospects

Commenting on the results of talks with CEO of the company Sun Innovations Vladislav Mirchev (Novosibirsk region) the Japanese businessman expressed an interest in the development of cooperation with RF partners, including Sun, in many practical spheres. Taking part in the business meeting at the Konica-Minolta office in Hino were representatives of the RUSNANO state corporation Vasily Grudev and Andrei Krivtsov.

Nitol Solar Ltd. joins SEMI as a Corporate Member

Nitol Solar Ltd., the leading PV market player in Russia, has joined SEMI as a Corporate Member and Member of PV Group.

India, Russia aim to boost bilateral trade in nanotechnology and nuclear energy to $20 billion in 2015

India and Russia are mulling new hi-tech projects, including in the fields of nuclear energy and nano-technology, in an effort to boost their bilateral trade to $20 billion in 2015, nearly tripling the current volume of $7 billion.

Medvedev: Russia may privatize certain state corporations

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday that government corporations operating in competitive industries in Russia could be transformed into joint stock companies.

«As far as the floating of government corporations operating in the competitive segment of the economy is concerned, I believe we will need to carry out this measure,» Medvedev said at a meeting with business leaders focusing on measures to modernize the economy and seek means of overcoming the recession.

Government corporations were established under the presidency of Vladimir Putin to exercise the powers of the g

Small…smaller…smallest? US and Russian researchers create molecular diode

Recently, at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, N.J. Tao and collaborators have found a way to make a key electrical component on a phenomenally tiny scale. Their single-molecule diode is described in this week’s online edition of Nature Chemistry.

Nanotechnology International Prize RUSNANOPRIZE-2009 and Russian Youth Prize in Nanoindustry

In 2009, International Prize in Nanotechnology RUSNANOPRIZE-2009 in the field of nanoelectronics was awarded to academician Leonid Keldysh (Russia) for pioneer studies of semiconductor superlattices and tunnel effects in semiconductors widely used in nanoelectronics instrument engineering, particularly, in molecular beam epitaxy, to professor Alfred I. Cho (USA) for investigations and development of molecular beam epitaxy technology for production of nano-hetero-structures and application in nanoelectronics, as well as to RIBER S.A.