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Iran, Russia urge nanotech cooperation
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:30AM
Kristina Topilskaya, Press TV, Moscow
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Iran and Russia have called for stronger cooperation in the field of nanotechnology. This, as many forums and exhibitions about the innovative technology have been held in Russia.

“Nano” is one of the most frequent words in recent years. A nanometer is a unit of length, equal to one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is the science of manipulating matter on an atomic scale and deals with developing devices and materials in different fields, ranging from healthcare to aviation industry.


In recent year, many forums and exhibitions about the innovative technologies have been held in Russia. State companies like Skolkovo, have allocated financial support to the development of innovative projects, which are often presented at these venues.

Experts say not only financial support is necessary for the young scientists.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has made technological modernization a priority of his presidency. In his statement to Federal Assembly, he said Russia’s Skolkovo innovation center as one of the most important projects in the field of Nanotechnology.

In October 2011, Secretary of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC) Saeed Sarkar and Director General of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (Rusnano) Anatoly Chubais met to boost cooperation in the field of nanotechnology. Since then, the two countries have been involved in the implementation of a number of joint ventures. The Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council is set to hold the International Iran Nano Forum in Tehran this year.

Russian government has said scientific research in the sphere of nanotechnology is one of its most important priorities. Iran and Russia have called for more cooperation to further enhance nanotechnology-related ties.
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