From 7 to 10 February, 2005 the Republican centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT), was taking part in the 6th International Salon of Innovations and Investments in Moscow. RCTT went to the event with the official delegation of the National Academy of Sciences (NAN) of Belarus, owing to the support rendered by NAN and the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus.
For this year’s Salon, the particular agenda of RCTT comprised, primarily, its IT-based presentation of the analytical information framework of the Web portal of RCTT, with information resources on:
• more than 800 innovation projects developed in Belarus;
• the cyber-exhibition of domestic R&D products;
• the services rendered by RCTT;
• the laws and regulations applicable to the innovation business and protection of the intellectual property in the Republic of Belarus, etc.
Besides, RCTT took active part in the contest of innovation projects held under the auspices of the Salon: thus, the Centre and its branch offices at the Institute for Potato Growing of the NAN and the Institute of Biochemistry of NAN submitted R&D products by RCTT’s clients:
1. “Organic Waste Processing Technology and Equipment of 200 - 1000 kg/h Throughput Capacity” (developed by the Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of the National Academy of the Sciences of Belarus);
2. “Belarusian Potato Brands for the Russian Federation” (by the Institute of Potato Growing);
3. Express Test for Iodine Status Monitoring of Organism (by the Institute of Biochemistry);
4. Technology for Manufacture of Porous Permeable Ceramic Materials (the developer organization is the Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus).
Of the four proposed projects listed above, the first two were rewarded with the golden medals of the 6th Moscow International Salon of Innovations and Investments, and two bronze medals were awarded to the third and fourth of the listed projects. Furthermore, development “Organic Waste Processing Technology and Equipment of 200 - 1000 kg/h Throughput Capacity” was suggested by the international jury as a nominee for the Grand Prix of the Salon.
It should be noted that besides the above mentioned winning projects, 12 projects by institutions of NAN were given the following awards of the Salon:
• gold medal to “Instrumental Means for Creation of Mapping and Geoinformation Systems (by the United Institute of Informatics Problems with the National Academy of the Sciences of Belarus);
• silver medal to “Information Technology of Support of the Life Cycle of Turbocompressor Units for Diesel Engines in Belarus Tractor (by the above institute);
• bronze to “Nonexpendable Casting Mold” (by the Institute of Applied Physics with NAN ");
• bronze to “Research and Development of the Superhard Strengthening, Wear-Resistant, Antifriction, Corrosion-Resistant Coatings Obtained by Vacuum Plasma Methods” (by the Plazmoteg Institute of Applied Physics of NAN of Belarus);
• bronze to “Vacuum Technology and Equipment for Obtaining Diamond-Like Carbon Coatings for Casting Molds and Dies (by the previously said institute);
• bronze to “Ceramic Materials for Microwave Filters (by the United Institute of Physics of Solid State and Semiconductors of NAN);
• bronze to “Piezoelectric Actuators for Scanning Tunnelling and Atomic Power Microscopes (by the previously named institute);
• a diploma to “New Generating ZnSe:Cr Medium for Lasers of Middle-Range IR (2-3 m)” (by the ditto);
• a diploma to “Group AIIBV Monorystals and Devices Based Thereon” (by the ditto);
• a diploma to “Technology for Application of Reinforcing and Self-Lubricated Thin-Coat (Micron) Finishes (on the Basis of Copper Alloys) in High-Precision Parts Exposed to Intensive Abrasion Wear in Operation” (by the ditto)
• a diploma to “Development and Manufacturing of Pressure and Temperature Sensors, Fluid and Gas Flow Meters on the Basis of Thin-Film Sensor Elements” (by the Plazmoteg Institute of Applied Physics);
• “Engineering and Making of Metal and Carbon Plasma Source, Gaseous Ion Sources for Thin Films and Thin-Coat Finishes Technology” (by the ditto).
During the Salon Director of RCTT A. Uspenskiy met representatives of numerous organizations to take up prospective commercial application of the “Organic Waste Processing Technology and Equipment of 200 - 1000 kg/h Throughput Capacity” (developed by the Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Thus, in particular, he met the Chair of the Administration of the Moscow Committee of Science and Technologies Vladimir Sister, and a representative of the Jordan-Russian Private Company AMIRA Mr. Al-Husban Yaseen. As regards the marketing promotion of the above project and the Express Test for Iodine Status Monitoring (by the Institute of Biochemistry), a wide scope of related problems and tasks were discussed with Mr. Eugene Buff, Consulting Director of the yet2.com Technology Transfer Network (USA).
Also, a number of technology transfer issues have been considered and conferred with Director of Kaliningrad Innovation and Technology Center (http://www.kitc.kaliningrad.ru) Mr. V. Pivnik, Consulting Director of the yet2.com network (http://yet2.com) Mr. Eugene Buff, Director of the Ural Regional Center of Technology Transfer (http://www.urctt.ru) Mr. I. Paderin, Director of the Agency for Reformation and Financial Sanitation of Local Organizations (of the Rostov oblast) (http://www.arfo.ru) Mr. V. Korolev, Senior Manager of Russian- Chinese Tekhnopark "Friendship" (www.ruschinapark.ru) V. Semenov, the Head of the Science and Innovation Department of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan (http://www.an-rt.ru) Mr. I. Mukhametzyanov, Deputy Chief of the Administrative Department for International Scientific Liaisons of the St. Petersburg State University (http://www.spbstu.ru) Mr. N. Golovin, etc.
The latter two organizations have arranged draft agreements of cooperation with RCTT in the area of technology transfer. Both of the covenants are expected to be signed within the first quarter of 2006.