March 24 (RIA Novosti) - A round-table discussion,
"Nanotechnologies in business: problems, interests,
profits", that took place at the Chamber of Commerce
and Industry, was attended by scientists, experts
on nanotechnologies, government officials, business
people and public figures. The initiative to set up
the national NanoBusiness associaiton was voiced.
Mention was also made
that Russia remains the only industrialized country
where the development of nanatechnologies has been
getting little government encouragement. The government
allocates tens of million of dollars for innovation
projects, in comparison with billions being earmarked
in the European Union and the USA. Stepan Sulakshin,
president of the center for the industry's legislative
support, declared in favor of a federal program for
the development of nanotechnologies while Sergey Petrov,
director of the company "Republic of ideas.ru",
said that products of nanotechnologies would not become
reality unless private capital is available and venture
funds have been set up."
in nanotechnologies, illustrated by tunnel-type sensors,
nanopipes and nanoinstruments, is unique. The Moscow
authority for water supply and sewage has already
benefited by the Nanoindustria company's locomotive
rehabilitation technologies for treating compressors
and air blowers.
The Russian company
NT-MDT is known throughout the world for its tunnel
and nuclear microscopes that are in great demand in
Russia and abroad. The company is also engaged in
designing modular nano-factories for obtaining elements
of micro- and nano-electronics.
Viktor Bykov told RIA Novosti that Russia is yet the
only one to offer molecular capsulation technologies
and many others. The value of the world nanotechnology
market is estimated to be worth $1 trillion by 2015.
Source : NOVOSTI