Youth innovation creativity centre "Nanotechnology" Organisation of youth innovation creativity centres is
an important initiative to foster the innovative development
of Russia. One of such centres is created and successfully operated in the premises of the scanning probe microscopy laboratory at the Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Patenting Methods in the High-Tech Area In the high-tech equipment manufacturing areas about 70% of the inventions relate to the devices and about 20% of the inventions relate to the methods. These new methods can be patented with some new equipment and as independent items. The article discusses the features
of patenting of methods and specific examples
and problems that arise in both cases.
The Integrated Engineering of Composite Materials The Interdisciplinary engineering centre "New Materials, Composites and Nanotechnologies" (Composites of Russia) implements a full range of engineering services from the development of new materials and technologies to process the materials to the design and manufacture of products based on the composites. Since 2011 the IEC NMCN has implemented more than 50 projects for the development of new polymer composite materials and structures based thereon for implementation in various industries.
How Effective is State Support of Innovations in Russia?? State support is needed to enterprises working in the field of innovation. In order to a promising idea has passed all stages of development up to a wide industrial implementation usually considerable resources are required. Small businesses whose employees are often the authors of the most promising developments often do not have sufficient resources. Therefore, in countries with developed innovative economy, they receive assistance from the state. How are things going with the support of business innovation in general, and the nanotechnology industry in particular in Russia, and what steps should be taken by the state in this area? These questions are answered by our experts .
Electron Microscopy in Research and Education The National University of Science and Technology MISIS (Moscow) for several decades implements research programs in nanotechnology and trains specialists, including, for the nanotechnology industry. It is no coincidence that nanotechnologies and new materials are designated as one of the priorities in the University Development Programme in 2009-2017. MISIS puts greater focus on improving the technological infrastructure for the R&D and educational activities, in particular, new laboratories are established. A number of remarkable projects to develop research and educational laboratories in MISIS were accomplished in partnership with Tokyo-Boeki.
Flexible Photonics for the Human Environment In the area of flexible electronics and photonics such areas were developed as the organic light sources, the films with controlled optical properties as well as flexible solar power panels.
In addition to commonness of the targeted functions, they are similar in some cases from the points of view of the material science and producing technologies. Considered
solutions and advanced developments harmonize with
the new industrial human environment.