India-Russia equipment developers’ roundtable to be held next month

Russian and Indian equipment developers and business leaders will hold a focussed meeting in New Delhi in October. Source: ITAR-TASS

Russian and Indian equipment developers and business leaders will hold a focussed meeting in New Delhi in October. Source: ITAR-TASS

Around 100 participants will take part in the October roundtable and discuss mechanisms for commercialisation of cutting-edge technologies and creation of new high-tech products.

Russian and Indian equipment developers and business leaders will hold a focussed meeting in New Delhi from October 16 to 18 to promote commercial application of innovative technologies and new research and development projects between the countries, the Hindu said on Friday. Around 100 participants will take part in the roundtable and discuss mechanisms for commercialisation of cutting-edge technologies and creation of new high-tech products, the paper said.

 

The get-together is part of a series organised by the Indo-Russian Centre for Science and Technology (S&T), which was set up in December with branches in Moscow and Delhi, according to the paper. “The main goals set are to facilitate cooperation and create new linkages, develop industrial assets, promote new R&D and business projects,” the Hindu cited the centre as saying. It also plans to organise regular exchanges of researchers, technologists and business people.

 

A delegation of Indian experts toured Russia last week to familiarise themselves with Russian technologies for long-distance radio communication and fabrication of silicon wafers and titanium sponge, according to the paper.

 

During the visit, the state-owned Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited, which specialises in production of specialised metals and metal alloys, signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia’s VSMPO-Avisma Corporation, the world’s largest titanium manufacturer.

 

The two sides agreed to explore joint projects for use of high-tech titanium products in aviation, automotive industry, energy and other spheres.

 

“We are talking not so much about creating a specific joint venture as we are about working out the directions where we can cooperate both at the company level and at the country level,” Director General of VSMPO-Avisma Mikhail Voevodin said after the memorandum was signed.

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