On 4 December 2007 Mr. Albert Westwood, representative of the US National Academy of Engineering, arrived in Belarus by the invitation from National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The guest’s sojourn programme comprises, inter alia, visits to the Academy of Sciences, the National Library of Belarus, several research institutions specialized in various sci-tech fields.
On 6 December Mr. Westwood paid a visit to the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer. During the visit the guest was informed about RCTT’s activity and saw the permanent exhibition "Outputs of Advanced Research of Belarus for the National Economy". The parties touched upon possible prospects for RCTT’s collaboration with the counterpart organizations at the US National Academy of Engineering. Some general issues in concern with the support to the research and technology cooperation of Belarus and the USA were discussed, too.