World Industrial Leaders Have Discussed New Materials Utilization
On November 13-14, The Future of Materials Forum is held in Luxembourg, its main subject matter is utilization of new materials, including nanoaugmented ones. One of the key speakers of the event is Anatoly Chubais, the Chairman of the Board of the Management Company RUSNANO. He delivered the report “Materials that Have Changed the World”.
New materials, including those based on nanotechnologies, have become an important part of the global agenda. The Economist Journal is the initiator of the event. The relevance of this matter is confirmed by the high level of the Forum participants. It has gathered at one venue more than 700 top managers of Hyperloop, Boeing, Airbus, Formula1, Schneider Electric, Goodyear, BP, HP and other leaders in various sectors of the economy. During the sessions, leading scientists in the area of materials generation, heads of R&D divisions and technological venture capital funds deliver their speeches.
Russia has joined the race to develop new materials in due time and has a unique chance to regain its global technological leadership. RUSNANO have managed to concentrate in the portfolio companies with world-class competencies in the field of surface modification and the development of new materials.
On November 13, the Chairman of the Board of the Management Company RUSNANO, Anatoly Chubais has delivered his report “Materials that Have Changed the World” at the Forum, where he highlighted the issue of increasing the consumption of basic materials and the impossibility of maintaining this rate in the near future, due both to the exhaustion of natural resources and the damage to the environment arising from their extraction and processing.
According to Anatoly Chubais, one of the most powerful drivers of the last decades has been the desire to get the maximum effect with the minimum expenditure of resources. He is sure that almost all the branches of the economy have been developed in this direction.
“And while people have reached certain limits in the use of traditional materials, then the nanoaugmented materials (NAM) are able to help achieve a qualitative leap in finding answers to the global challenges facing humanity. It is not a distant future. NAM and technologies of their production already exist, and they became the topic of the current summit. One of the topics for discussion will be the transition to mass production of products based on NAM. Solving this problem will become a real industrial revolution, and we are pleased to realize that Russian technologies will play one of the leading roles in this revolution,” said Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board of the MC RUSNANO.
RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 96 factories and R&D Centers opened in 37 regions in Russia. JSC RUSNANO has profit for the last 4 years.
Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company. Anatoly Chubais is the Chairman of its Executive Board.
Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.