The President of the International Congress of Industrialists Publicly Supports a Strengthened Involvement of the Russian Government in ISTC
In a letter published by the newspaper “Rossiiskaya Gazeta”, Viktor Glukhikh claims that there is a key role for the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) to play in the transformation of the Russian economy from a raw material one to an innovation based one.
ISTC Celebrates 15 Years of Science Cooperation with an International Conference - 'ISTC the Way Forward'
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stated: ‘As we look back at the cooperation the ISTC has fostered over the past fifteen years, I commend the Center, and those who have supported it, for its accomplishments’.
On the 15 year anniversary of ISTC, the Governing Board signed a statement recognizing ISTC's passed work and future challenges.
The Governing Board members held their 50th meeting in Moscow on the 9th of December
On November 6, the new Ambassador of the Netherlands to Russia, Ron Keller, visited the ISTC with his Senior Advisor for Science, Education and Cultural Affairs, Pavel Kouzmine, to discuss collaboration opportunities for Dutch companies and other organizations in the field of science and technology.
ISTC Executive Director, Adriaan van der Meer, addressed the international ISTC-CERN Cooperation Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland
ISTC has participated in 45 science projects with CERN on the Large Hadron Collider
The US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) and ISTC visited the All-Russian Institute of Phytopathology in Golitsino
DTRA had supported the upgrade of various facilities at Golitsino against intrusion or uncontrolled access to laboratories and equipment
All efforts are needed to deal with the problem of multi and extensively drug-resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB and XDR-TB).
Over 800 million tons of wastes are stored in tailings, waste dumps and abandoned mines in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Both President Medvedev and Obama called for further actions in their joint summit statement of 6 July 2009.
New Science & Technology in the Prevention of Biological Threats - Targeted Initiative Approved by ISTC Governing Board
Its' purpose is to develop and create synergy between existing ISTC-supported projects while allowing for expansion of ISTC activities in the area of preventing biological threats.
The Board approved 6 new projects representing 2,8 million USD in new funding for activities in Russia, Belarus and the Kyrgyz Republic
ISTC has decided on a new package of measures for companies with headquarters in the EU to facilitate open innovation in Russia and in other countries in which ISTC operates.
ISTC and The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Meet in Moscow to Discuss Cooperation on Nuclear Energy Safeguard Technologies
As part of a series of working meetings to enhance cooperation between ISTC and IAEA in the area of nuclear safeguards, security and verification, senior representatives and experts from both organizations took part in a two-day program of presentations and technology review at the ISTC headquarters in Moscow
Professor Anna Sominina, Head of Department at the Research Institute of Influenza in St Petersburg, explained her ISTC project that develops a new method to determine the A (H5N1) virus, or swine flu virus.
Because new strains of human influenza can spread rapidly and have the potential to cause great loss of life, e.g., the so-called Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 caused between 40 to 100 million deaths, scientists have been working for decades to better understand the influenza virus.
The project aims to design, manufacture, assemble and test a novel divertor, which will be a key component of an experimental thermo-nuclear reactor KTM (Kazakhstan Tokamak for Material Testing), built in Kazakhstan in cooperation with Russia.
Since 1995, when the first Armenian project was launched, ISTC has funded 155 science projects to a total value of 36.7 million USD.
The projects worth 2,4 million USD are to develop a novel accelerating section for the new LHC injector
The Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center held its 48th Meeting in Moscow
The GB approved the final Project Funding Worksheet (FS48). The ISTC approved 10 new projects representing over $2,064,595 and €385,000 in new funding for activities in Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan.
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.
ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.