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Moscow hosts RUSNANOTECH 2011

14 Oct '11
Source: Forum Rusnanotech Foundation for Nanotech Promotion

Moscow’s ExpoCenter will host on October 26-28, 2011 the Fourth RUSNANOTECH 2011 international forum. The event will focus on main trends in R&D and commercialization of innovation developments.

As before, the Forum is expected to bring together prominent politicians and scientists as well as leaders of major domestic and international corporate players. This year, demand for innovation will be the number one focus. The participants will discuss applications of nanotechnologies in a variety of sectors from construction and mechanical engineering to electronics and pharma.

As a separate topic, the Forum will talk about ways of supporting innovation—from infrastructure projects to a range of financial instruments. The participants will discuss innovation programs initiated by large companies and think of ways to interact with Russian diasporas abroad.

The scientific section will focus on the latest developments in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, nanomaterials, nanobiotech, the use of nano in ‘clean’ energy, etc.

Around 400 companies have confirmed participation, including those from the countries considered global leaders in nanotech.

A presentation of the Store of the Future is planned as part of the exhibition. It is a new retail format developed jointly by Rusnano, Ő5 Retail Group N.V. and Sitronix. Widely using RFID-tags in this new store enables remote identification of the price of and data on goods, which addresses the problem of long lines.

RUSNANOTECH Expo visitors will also be able to see a NanoHome—a scale model of a unique building stuffed with advanced construction materials and energy-saving technologies.

This year’s RUSNANOTECH is also holding its first-ever Projects Fair where all participants will be able to showcase their innovative business projects before a special panel. The latter is expected to include representatives of Russia’s National Association of Business Angels and Russian Venture Capital Association. The presenters will be able to also consult Russia’s leading investors in hi-tech sectors. The three best projects will join the Forum’s business program alongside skilled scientists and entrepreneurs.

A special feature—we’re expecting a lecture by Eric Drexler, an American engineer best known for popularizing the potential of molecular nanotechnology.

Last year, RUSNANOTECH 2010 brought together more than 10,000 participants from 50 countries. There were over 400 speakers, including Nobel Prize winners Jores Alferov and Konstantin Novoselov, MIT rector Rafael Reif and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. RF President Dmitry Medvedev opened a plenary session.

The Forum will take place at the following address: 10A, Shestidesyatiletiya Oktyabrya Avenue, Moscow. For further information please call +7 (495) 988-53-88, fax to +7 (495) 988-56-82 or email press@rusnanoforum.com.
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