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Oct 9, 2017 - FEFU News
FEFU and RUSNANO to open regional Innovation Regulatory and Technical Support Center

Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) and RUSNANO are going to open the first in the Russian Far East Regulatory and Technical Support Center for Innovation. The knowledge-intensive business will be provided with comprehensive assistance in standardizing, certifying, testing, and obtaining permits for launching new high-tech products to the market.

On October 3, the work of the future center was discussed at the meeting by Kirill Golokhvast, FEFU Vice President for Research, with Yury Tkachuk, Head of the Directorate for Standardization, RUSNANO Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, Alexander Bubnov, First Deputy Director, Russian Research Institute of Standardization and Certification in Mechanical Engineering (VNIINMASH), Sergey Volkov, Director General, Nanocertifica Center for Certification of Nanoindustry, and Eugenia Kholodova, Head of the Center for Qualification Assessment in Nanoindustry.

As Kirill Golokhvast pointed out, FEFU and RUSNANO are joining efforts to create the conditions for the development of high-tech enterprises and the promotion of innovations in the region. The center will standardize and test innovation products, including by using nanotechnology, as well as prepare and evaluate the qualifications of specialists in the nanoindustry.

"The center is designed primarily to help enterprises to accelerate the commercialization of scientific research results and to successfully transfer innovation technologies to production. This is especially important for bringing absolute novelties to the market, such as nanotech products," said Kirill Golokhvast. There are scientific groups in the Russian Far East that deal with nanotechnology, but so far there are no real implementations. For this to achieve, we need an instrumental that we create together with RUSNANO."

"Innovative enterprises often do not have the competence to independently develop a standard, to conduct certification and testing, and to assess the risks of bringing products to the market. All this comprehensive support for high-tech enterprises will be provided at the Center in a 'single window' mode," said Yury Tkachuk, Head of the Directorate for Standardization, RUSNANO Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs.

Such Innovation Regulatory and Technical Support Centers have now been established in three cities of Russia: Rostov-on-Don, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnoyarsk. It is planned that the FEFU Regional Center will be operational by the end of 2017.