Indian branch of the joint S&T Centre likely to open next month
Welcoming the Ambassador, Mr. Sergei Y. Sukonkin, Director General of the Moscow branch of the Centre, informed that since its formal inauguration on December 15, 2011, the Centre has established regional nodes across Russia for networking with potential Russian technology providers and users. It has also put in place the legal and organizational structure to facilitate partnership building and emerge as a nucleus for knowledge assimilation and dissemination, says an official press release from the Indian Embassy in Moscow.
Recalling that India-Russia scientific and technological cooperation is easily the most extensive collaboration effort for either country, Ambassador Malhotra stated: “It is gratifying to see the realization of this Summit level initiative. The Indo-Russian S&T Centre will prove pivotal in promoting modernization as well as commercialization of innovative technologies developed by Indian and Russian scientists.”
“It is likely that the Indian branch of the Indo-Russian Science and Technology Centre would be inaugurated next month in Delhi National Capital Region (Gurgaon), said Ambassador Malhotra. Both the Moscow and Delhi branches of the Centre will work in tandem to enable two-way technology transfer and intensify interaction between Indian and Russian scientific/production institutes and industry. If an Indian or Russian business person or entrepreneur has a proposal for technology partnership and its commercialisation, whether seeking or offering technology, the Indo-Russian S&T Centre can network you with suitable partners in both countries.” Such proposals may be sent to Dr SV Joshi, Executive Director of the Indian branch, he added.