Central regions | Technology & innovation

Composite to become Skolkovo resident

19 Aug '11
Russian holding company Composite, producing carbon fiber, is to become a participant of innovation center Skolkovo, news agency RIA Novosti reports citing Leonid Melamed, the general director of the company.

We plant to sign an agreement with Skolkovo innovation center closer to the end of September, Leonid Melamed said.

According to him, the agreement is about including the Composite research center into the Skolkovo complex. Mr. Melamed noted that Composite already had the center and has registered a legal status in accordance with requirements of Skolkovo.

Composite holding was founded in 2009 for forming a market of composition materials in Russia. The holding includes firms producing ultra-strong and high-module carbon fibers and tissues, as well as high-quality prepregs that are used in aircraft industry, wind energy sector, construction, auto making and ship building industries.

The holding manages Khimpromengineering, founded by nuclear state corporation Rosatom; Prepreg-SKM, owned by Rusnano and Composite; New Composition Materials, owned by Rosatom, Rostechnologies, Rusnano and holding company Composite; International Educational Engineering Center, founded by the Moscow Government, Rusnano and Composite.

The Skolkovo innovation center is designed to become the largest testing landfill of the new economic politics in Russia. Under the project, the specially allocated territory is to have perfect conditions for R&D projects, including projects to create energy and energy efficient technologies, nuclear, space, biomedical and computer technologies.

Yesterday Marchmont wrote that RUSNANO, United Aircraft Corporation (UAC), Composite and federal institute VIAM had signed a cooperation agreement at the international aviation salon MAKS-2011 in order to develop production of polymer composition materials prepregs.
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