European aerospace and defence group EADS and Russian Nanotechnology Corporation RUSNANO are planning to cooperate in the research and development of new technologies. The respective document was signed by Anatoly Chubais, CEO of Rusnano and EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti. As a first step, the partners will identify relevant patents in EADS's portfolio which could be suited to develop new business in the Russian industry.
"As a global leader in aerospace and defence, EADS has technologies that can help our partners maintain their competitive edge," EADS CTO Jean Botti said. "Today's agreement establishes the ground for cooperation in different areas through the use and transfer of Intellectual Property and technology. We are pleased to partner with RUSNANO, a corporation at the forefront of innovation in Russia," Botti added.
"The advanced technologies of EADS complement well with the RUSNANO's strong position on Russian high-tech market," stated RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubais."Our cooperation paves the way for the progress in nanotech-related fields including energy efficiency, new materials, life science and security".
The technology licensing procedures in place at EADS reduce the time required for implementation, minimise risk of patent infringement and ensure that all controls and processes are applied. To facilitate the application and use of licensed technologies, the company offers training, engineering support and assistance in the establishment of processes and procedures.
EADS sees Russia as a major cooperation Partner in the technology area. In 2003, the company has established a Technology Office to facilitate collaboration with the Russian research and development community. Since its opening, the RTO has already managed more than 100 cooperative research and technology programmes between EADS and Russian institutions. EADS is also participating in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.