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ISTC Deepens its Commercialization and Business Cooperation with STCU

On October 15-18, 2007, ISTC co-sponsored a Conference on Commercializing Science together with its sister center, the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU).

The conference took place at the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences in Baku, Azerbaijan, and was attended by more that 120 former weapons scientists, potential Partners, Party representatives and commercialization experts. ISTC funded the travel and participation of beneficiaries from Russia and Georgia.

This high-profile conference represents one of several recent activities in which ISTC and STCU have collaborated to support the long-term sustainability of former Soviet WMD experts--which is a primary goal of both organizations. Further possible areas of cooperation between the two Centers are under development.