Dubna scientists: Large Hadron Collider might cause IT revolution

Despite last year’s failure, the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland is still going ahead with its plans to recreate the Big Bang, and the technology alone designed for the experiment could revolutionize the world.

Are we seeing the changes in Rusnano?

Changes in Rusnano? There is something happening that could not be left without attention. It looks like some kind of trend that might change the working style of this State Corporation – from extensive to intensive. The Rusnano Corp. had established an Advisory Board in Polymers and Polymer composite materials.

Rusnano Corp. Pledges to Fund Youth Projects

The Federal Agency for Youth Affairs said Monday that the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation would co-finance four projects proposed by participants at the Seliger youth forum, although Rusnano later warned the young innovators that it was still too early to celebrate.

RUSNANO Corp. video clip at YouTube

Watch the Rusnano’s new video clip at YouTube

Rusnano Pushes for U.S. Tax Breaks

Rusnano, the state nanotechnology giant, hopes to press President Barack Obama for tax breaks for Russian technology as it wraps up plans to create a $1 billion venture fund with U.S. companies to invest in Russia.

New chemical element to be synthesized in Russia

Russian physicists are trying to synthesize a new chemical element which would fill in the gap in Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements, pertaining to the atomic number 117.

RUSNANO CEO conducts the first session of the Innovation Policy Committee of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs

The Innovation Policy Committee, established by the Bureau of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP) on 18 March 2009, held its first session today. The Committee is comprised of executives from the largest companies and financial institutions in Russia (see complete list below). Anatoly Chubais, RUSNANO CEO, has been appointed as a head of the Committee. The primary focus of the Committee is to establish a uniform position for representatives of the business community—members of the RSPP—with respect to innovation policy in Russia.

New issue of "Nanotechnologies in Russia" magazine

The new (##5–6) issue of «Nanotechnologies in Russia» magazine had been published.

General theme of the issue – “Foresight: science and technology in 2025”

Online version available

Editorial Board

ISSN: 1995–0780 (print version) ISSN: 1995–0799 (electronic version) Journal no.

RUSNANO and Virial to set up production of nano-structured abrasive resistant Items

The Supervisory Council has approved RUSNANO participation in setting up the production of abrasive resistant parts using nano-structured ceramic and metal-ceramic materials. The project was initiated by Virial LLC, one of the Russian market leaders in abrasive resistant ceramic and metal ceramic parts and units for oil production, refinery and chemical industries. Siberian Organics CJSC will co-invest in the project. The total amount of project investment is estimated at 1.6 billion rubles. RUSNANO will contribute 501.5 million rubles to Virial’s equity share.

The Second Nanotechnology International Forum in Moscow

The Second Nanotechnology International Forum will be held on October 6 – 8, 2009, at Moscow Central Exhibition Complex “Expocentre”. Forum program will consist of the plenary session, a complex of panel discussions and presentations of business program and science and technology sections, presentations of companies, devices and equipment.

IX International Salon of Innovations and Investments Will Take Place in Moscow, at All-Russian Exhibition Center, from August 26 to 29, 2009.

Moscow International Salon of Innovations and Investments is the biggest in Russia and unique scientific and technical forum of inventors, creators and manufacturers of highly technological production, investment projects in the scientific and technological sphere and industry.

RUSNANO and Japan’s Ministry of Economy to set up nanotechnology interaction workgroup

Anatoly Chubais, Director General of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, and Toshihiro Nikai, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, have agreed to establish a workgroup for cooperation in the field of nanotechnology. The decision was made at a meeting during a visit to Japan by a delegation of RUSNANO. The initiative for the agreement was issued by the Japanese. According to RUSNANO’s Director General, the main focus of the interaction will be the selection of specific projects from Japanese partners’ applications to be implemented in Russia jointly with RUSNANO.

RUSNANO to Start Founding Venture and Seed Funds

Supervisory Council has approved the concept of RUSNANO participation in venture and seed funds. The document defines guidelines for RUSNANO participation in investment funds. Their creation plays an important role in developing the financial infrastructure in the field of nanotechnology.

Innovative economy needs major reforms (Interview with Rusnano’s Anatoly Chubais)

Rosnano CEO Anatoly Chubais says developing an innovative economy involves major reforms, and thinking strategically.

Speaking exclusively with Russia Today Chubais stated that even with the collapse in oil prices since the middle of 2008, it was in Russia’s long-term interests to focus on alternative energy.

Rusnano to Study Japanese Best Practices of Nanotechnology and Innovation Development

10–12 June, 2009 the delegation of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO) headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais is visiting Japan.