March 19, 2009: Anatoly Chubais, director general of the Russian Nanotechnology Corp. (RUSNANO), is in Israel for a three-day visit to discuss ways the two countries can cooperate in nanotechnology development, according to a report by the Itar-Tass news service.
The Russian delegation is scheduled to meet government officials as well as representatives of Israel's venture capital funds and nanotechnology companies.
Chubais is also scheduled to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres, a longtime advocate for nanotechnology development in his country, and with Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, who is forming a new Israeli government.
Representatives of RUSNANO had met with Israeli scientists and businessmen last September. "As of today Israel brings closer to leaders of the nanotechnology market -- the United States, Germany and Japan and plays one of the major roles in nanotechnology research," RUSNANO said in a press statement.