RUSSIAN CORPORATION OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES (RUSNANO):
Corporation of Nanotechnologies was established in 2007 with USD 5-billion fund size, co-invests in nano-industry projects with high commercial
potential or social benefit. Early stage investment from RUSNANO lowers the risk of its
investment partners from the private sector.
RUSNANO participates in
building nanotechnology infrastructure, which includes the nanotechnology centers of excellence,
business incubators and early stage investment funds. RUSNANO provides scientific
and educational programs that are required for its investment projects to succeed, and
actively promotes nanoscience and nanotechnology.
RUSNANO selects projects for investment on the
base of longer-tem foresights/predictions created by the leading Russian and
To assist the Russian
the global market and strengthen its international links, RUSNANO develops partnerships with the leading nanotechnology
centers in the world and organizes annual Nanotechnology
International Forum in Russia. Visit RUSNANO website at www.rusnano.com to learn more about the Corporation
and to submit your project for the investment consideration.
Dr. Chubais will start the
seminar by explaining goals and mission of RUSNANO, and will elaborate on its policy of
supporting development of innovative economy in Russia through international
cooperation. The seminar is
hoped to identify some opportunities of cooperation between Russia and Singapore, in the
field of nanotechnologies, and other possible fields of common interest between RUSNANO and Singapore
companies. This is also to explore ways of mutually beneficial long terms relations
between Russia and Singapore in innovative economy.
The seminar functions
as platform for RUSNANO to know the Singapore's experience and practice of developing nano-industry in home
country and abroad, and to find out the main ideas and conceptions behind Singapore
activities in the field of techno parks development both in Singapore and abroad.
Dr. Chubais was appointed as CEO
of RUSNANO in September 2008. He has been actively making great contributions to the
development of the market economy in Russia since 1990s and was in various governmental and
executive positions including Head of the Russian Federation (RF) Presidential Administration in
1996 - 1997, First Deputy Chairman of the RF Government and RF Minister of Finance in 1997 -
1998, CEO of Unified Energy System of Russia (RAO UES) in 1998 - 2008. Under his
leadership, RAO UES was reorganized and transformed from a "state monopoly" to several state-owned
and private companies when the new electric power market with numerous competitive players
From 2000 - 2003, he
was the President of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Electric Power Council. In
2000, he was elected as a Co-chairman for Russia of the Russia-EU
Table (IRT) and a Member of the Bureau of the Board of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
Dr. Chubais received an Honorable Diploma of
International Award by the International Union of Economists in December 2001 and since 2003 he is an Hon. Doctor of St.
Petersburg State Engineering and Economic
University. He holds three presidential commendations awarded in 1995, 1997, 1998 and rank
of the First Class State Advisor.