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Partnerships for Prosperity & Security: Accessing Innovative Technologies from Russia, Ukraine & Kazakhstan22/351
16 Nov 2003
The STCU recently contributed to business development and the promotion of Ukrainian hi-tech technologies on the US market by participating in an exhibition/conference entitled Partnerships for Prosperity & Security: Accessing Innovative Technologies from Russia, Ukraine & Kazakhstan, held in Philadelphia, USA on November 5 and 6, 2003. The event was sponsored by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) of the United States Department of Energy.
The conference brought together over 120 technology exhibitors from Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine and over 20 non-technology exhibitors including the US and multinational organizations working in the area of non-proliferation and facilitating R&D and business partnerships. Hundreds of American public and private companies visited the exhibition. The exhibition/conference provided excellent opportunities for networking, establishment of new contacts, and furthering partnerships.
Numerous visitors and exhibitors stopped by the STCU booth and received the 2002 Annual Report, R&D Partnerships booklet, information booklets highlighting selected technologies as well as other promotional materials. Over one hundred contacts were established thanks to this event many which already included suggestions for future cooperation.
According to David Eakin, Sr. Development Engineer, and a representative of one of the STCU’s partners, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “The STCU display at the exhibition was very well done and, of course, the personnel did an excellent job of representing the STCU throughout the conference. We feel that the exhibition/conference was very successful and beneficial to us, and I hope that the STCU staff had the same degree of success.”