Budapest, March 1
(MTI) - The Hungarian government is providing 1.8 billion
forints (EUR 7m) to a nanotechnology research centre
to be set up joinly with Russia in Miskolc, NE Hungary.
Russia will contribute the key technology and licenses,
the city's mayor told reporters on Wednesday.
On the first day of Russian President Vladimir Putin's
official visit to Hungary the Russian IT minister and Hungarian economics minister
signed an agreement on Tuesday on a nanotechnology co-operation programme and
on establishing a centre in Miskolc, Sandor Kali said.
The innovation centre in Miskolc's Zoltan Bay Applied
Research Public Foundation's facility will develop and produce nanotechnology
equipment in co-operation with the Miskolc University.
The centre's main areas of research, agreed by Hungary
and Russia earlier, include nano research, developing new products, producing
medical protheses, multi-component fluids with nano-dispersal technology and
applying nanotechnology in meteorology.
Russia is a leader in the field of nanotechnology research
and has outstanding results in applying the technology of unifying molecules
and atoms, the mayor said, adding that it was unique that Russia was sharing
experiences in such a field with a foreign country.