Second Nanotechnology International Forum

The Second Nanotechnology International Forum organized by RUSNANO was held in Moscow Central Exhibition Hall EXPOCENTER on 6-8 October, 2009.

The plenary session of the Forum was opened by the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, and the forum events were also attended by Sergey Ivanov, the Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government, Boris Gryzlov, the Chairman of the State Duma, and other public officers.

The event brought together over 11,000 politicians, businessmen, and scientists from Russia and other countries. The nanotechnology project exhibition was visited by over 10,000 people.

The key topics on the Forum’s business agenda were: using nanotechnologies in conventional and hi-tech industries, identifying promising areas of nanotechnology development and generating nanotechnology project strategies, building up sound financial and technological infrastructure for the innovation economy, training academic managers.

Representatives of foreign companies and universities talked about experience in start-ups, tools for financing nanotechnology developments and country-specific innovation systems in Israel, Finland, the USA, France, Germany, the UK, South Korea, and some other countries.

Among the speakers at the Forum was Igor Matsur, the Director General of VZGLYAD Research and Technology Holding, who presented his report titled Microelectronic devices for measurement of vehicle movement parameters to be used in future traffic safety systems.