Iran, Russia to ramp up nano cooperation

TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – INIC head Saeid Sarkar said Sun. Iran and Russia reached agreement on 16 cases for nano cooperation in the 3rd Iran-Russia High Commission on Nanotechnology Cooperation held in Moscow earlier this June.

Saeid Sarkar, Head of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), said the sides also took decisions about 12 cases for nano cooperation; “Russia has made good progress in the area of technology and Iran too enjoys a proper standing in the field of advanced technologies such as nano, bio, cognitive sciences and converged technology,” Sarkar said, stressing that the two countries' technological cooperation will be of great benefit to both sides.

“Iran-Russia High Commission on Technological Cooperation can prove to be very effective in providing the two countries with a chance to boost such cooperation and in the near future, the two sides can have several operational projects,” he said.

Sarkar went on to add, “during the commission’s meeting, Russia agreed to provide Iranian researchers with its infrastructures and this is actually a very special opportunity for them. We are also hoping to launch a number of projects in the field of advanced nano materials.”

“Russia has requested for our carbon nanotubes and will begin the technology transfer from Iran after evaluation; in turn, a number of technologies such as anti-corrosion coatings will be transferred to Iran,” he said.

The third Iran-Russia High Commission on Technological Cooperation was held in Moscow early this June, with Iran’s VP for science and technology Sorena Sattari and his accompanying delegation in attendance. The commission which was established last year and is co-chaired by Sattari and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, comprises 10 specialist committees and sub-committees in the fields of space and aeronautics, nanotechnology, biological and medical technology, energy, and information technology. 

In May, Saeid Sarkar, while noting the presence of over 28,000 nanotechnology experts in Iran, said the country’s scientific ranking has improved this year to 6th by exceeding Japan, which now places Iran after China, US, India, South Korea and Germany.




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