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Contact Information:
Anatoli Korkin
Tel: (480) 965-0875
E-mail: anatoli.korkin@asu.edu

Steve Goodnick
Tel: (480) 965-9572
E-mail: stephen.goodnick@asu.edu

Fax: (480) 965-8058

First International workshop of RUSTEC
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, November 15-19, 2010

First international workshop of Russian Science Technology and Education Consortia (RUSTEC) in Arizona will be a forum for academic, industrial and government organizations from USA and Russia to discuss various technology development and commercialization aspects in both countries. Arizona State University invites attendees from Russia to explore the opportunities in education, research and innovative technology commercialization in Arizona. The forum invites participants from Arizona and other states to explore the opportunities in collaboration with ASU and its existing and prospective partners in Russia by forming mutually beneficial partnerships, collaboration networks and consortia

Workshop leafet: English Russian



Prof. Lee B. Croft, ASU School of International Letters and Culture: The whole affair exceeded my expections in every way and I truly hope this superb event can be repeated. My colleagues, students, and I were able to meet and converse with a varied host of both Russian and American prominent scientists, businesspeople, and educators who were unanimously focused on INNOVATION and cooperative ENTREPRENEURSHIP and I personally found this exciting. The workshop sessions had just the right balance of formality and informality, no matter the venue ... and the technology and personal translating you arranged made the language barrier to communication no barrier at all. The receptions and social functions were great ... especially the reception of the Russian delegates at the home of Paradise Valley art patron Eric Lorentzen, which was amazing. The many contacts that I was able to make will clearly benefit our students, both immediately as they seek Russian contacts to support their scholarship proposals (e.g. NSEP and Fulbright) and in the long term as they travel to some of the "new" places that now invite them (e.g. Moscow's Skolkovo economic zone, and the varied institutions and enterprises of the city of Tomsk...). The workshop organizers deserve our praise and congratulations. Certainly future ventures of this kind will have whatever support I can give them. Bravo!

Photos from the workshop

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Meeting profile

The five days workshop will consist of plenary sessions, seminars, panel discussions and individual and small group meetings and networking and social events. The presentations are made in two formats - 1 hour presentations (40-45 min talk and 15-20 min questions, discussions and break) and 30 min presentations (20 min talk and 10 minutes questions). One hour presentations are recommended for review lectures and tutorial sessions and 30 minute slots for individual projects, companies and proposal presentations.

Organizing and Program Committee

Victor Bykov, NT-MDT, Zelenograd, Russia
Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Anatoli Korkin, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Assistants to the chairmen:
Rebecca Davis, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Taya Skorina, NT-MDT, Moscow, Russia
Alexander Chuchalin,Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk, Russia
Vyacheslav Dolgikh, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, Moscow, Russia
Leonid Gozman, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, Moscow, Russia
Irina Dezhina, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow, Russia
Dawn Kallestad, SkySong, Scottsdale, Arizona
Christian Lorentzen, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Phoenix, Arizona
Igor Shishkov, Arizona Oncology Services, Phoenix, Arizona
Karla Teixeira, Arizona Department of Commerce, Phoenix, Arizona
Kendrick White, Marchmont Capital Partners, Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia

Workshop Participants

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Program and Venues

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Monday, November 15: Sessions will be held in Turquoise room at the Memorial Union at the ASU Tempe campus

Morning, Session I: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm; chairman: Stephen Goodnick
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Continental breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Greetings
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Leonid Gozman, Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies, Political Situation, Innovations and Nanotechnologies in Russia
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Irina Dezhina, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Recent Trends in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in Russia
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Vladislav Zinchenko, Tomsk Region Government, Innovations in Tomsk Region
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Lee Croft, Arizona State University, Russian as an Enterprise: Dollars and Sense

Afternoon, Session II: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; chairman: Victor Bykov
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Sergey Kirpotin, Tomsk State University, Russian Federal Research University: Mission, Aims and Objectives
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Alexander Chuchalin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Tomsk Polytechnic University: Priorities in Research and Education
3:00 m – 4:00 pm: Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, Nanotechnology and Renewable Energy Research and Education at ASU
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Karla Teixeira, Arizona Department of Commerce, International Business Development in Arizona
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Gulbarshyn Bozheyeva, United States Industry Coalition, Mobilizing American Industry for US-Russian Collaborations
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Leonid Levkovich-Maslyuk, Russian Venture Company, Global Expert Network Development at the Russian Venture Company

Evening, Reception I: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reception and dinner at the University Club at the ASU Tempe campus and piano performance by Stephen Cook

Tuesday, November 16: Sessions will be held in the Convergence room (No.150) at the

Morning, Session III: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; chairman: Karla Teixeira
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Julia Rosen, SkySong, ASU’s Global Innovation Platform
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Charlie Lewis, Arizona Technology Enterprises, Technology Commercialization at Arizona State University: Policy and Practice
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Gary Witting, The Law Firm of Gary Witting, Brief Survey of Intellectual Property around the World

Afternoon, Session IV: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; chairman: Anatoli Korkin
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Anna Goussevskaia, Arizona State University, Interactivce Innovation: International Prospective
3:00 pm – 3:20 pm: Alexander Chertovich, Moscow State University, Nanotechnology Education and Research Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University
3:20 pm – 3:40 pm: Andrey Kotenko, Nitol Solar, Development of Innovative Production Facilities in Irkutsk Region
3:40 pm – 4:00 pm: Oleg Shutkin, Hevel Solar, Unfolding Russian Solar Potential: First large–scale Thin Film PV Production by Hevel Solar and Analysis of Economical Viability of Solar PV Projects in Russia
4:00 pm – 4:20 pm: Alexey Leontiev, Zelenograd Nanotechnology Center, Innovation infrastructure of MIET as a Platform for cooperation Development in the Field of Micro- and Nanoelectronics
4:20 pm – 4:40 pm: Oxana Kharach, Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Ecological Systems and Industrial Management: Approach and Applications
4:40 pm – 5:00 pm: Break
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Panel – The Missing Link: What Turns Innovation into a Successful Business. Moderator: Anna Sokolova and Islamshah Amlani, Thunderbird School of Global Management. Panelists: Bubba Cook and Jay Carter, Empyrean West

Evening, Reception II: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reception and dinner at the Monti’s Restaurant in the downtown Tempe

Wednesday, November 17: Sessions will be held in the Convergence room (No. 150) at the SkySong.

Morning, Session V: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; chairman: Jaimes Cook
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Robert Hisrich, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Global Entrepreneurs and Co–operative Global Ventures
10:00 am – 10:30 pm: Mitzi Montoya, Arizona State University, Overview of Technological Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management Programs
11:00 am – 11:30 am: Hector Zelaya, Arizona State University, Education and Research at the W. P. Carey School of Business
11:30 am – 12:00 am: Tom Arkusz, Arizona State University, On-line Education in Engineering and Innovations

Afternoon, Session VI: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; chairman: Gary Witting
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Frank Divers, Business Development Specialists, Business Development: The Science of Predictable Results
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Doug Bruhnke, Growth Nation, Marketing of Business and Technology in United States: First Step to Growth
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Karla Teixeira, Arizona Department of Commerce, Start up and RD Opportunities in Arizona
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Gary Waissi, Arizona State University, Arizona Aerospace Supply Chain Study: Helping Arizona Companies Innovate and Compete via Global Partnerships

Evening, Reception III: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reception and dinner at a private residence in Paradise Valley. Directions will be provided at the registration desk

Thursday, November 18: Sessions will be held at the Decision Theater at the downtown Tempe

Morning, Session VII: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; chairman: Denis Mamaluy
9:00 am – 10:00 am: Serge Leef, Mentor Graphics, International R&D in Electronic Design Automation (EDA): Perennial Search for Talent and Ideas
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Ram Salman, Taetion, Next Generation Networks
11:00 am – 12:00 am: Victor Bykov, NT-MDT, World Wide Integration as a Requirement for Success in Innovation Business: NT-MDT Experoence

Afternoon, Session VIII: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm; cahirman: Gary Waissi
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Alex Borovkov, SynBuild, SynBuild – Molecular Biological Service Provider: Cloning, Assembly and Modification of Immunoglobulin Genes and Their Derivatives
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Nikolay Malyutin and Alexander Shalumov, NICEVT, Computer Assisted Design and Tesing of Electronic Devices: I. Practice and Prospective; II. Mathematical and Physical Models; III. Collaboration Proposals
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Maxim Sukharev, Arizona State University, Computational Aspects of Nano-Optics

Evening, Reception IV: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Reception and at the Overland Gallery of Fine Art in the downtown Scottsdale

Friday, November 19: Various locations

Morning, Tours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Arizona State Capitol by Dean Martin (9:30 am – 12:00 pm)
Biodesign Institute by Neal Woodbury (11:00 am – 12 pm)
LeRoy Eyring Center for Solid State Science by Herb Finkelstein (9:00 am – 10:30 am, Physics Science B, room 152)
ASU Nanofab by Stefan Myhajlenko (10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Engineering Research Center, room 113)

Afternoon, Individual meetings: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Workshop participants may request assistance in arranging individual meetings with the workshop speakers, RUSTEC members, ASU faculty and staff and Arizona companies.
To schedule individual meetings with ASU faculty and staff members, please, contact Jody_Seeling@yahoo.com (Jody_Seeling@yahoo.com)
To schedule metings with Arizona companies or other business related meeting, please, contact Jim.Cook@asu.edu
For all other individual individual meetings requests, please, contact Anatoli.Korkin@asu.edu

Evening, Reception V: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Closing reception at the Twin Palms hotel, conference room, first floor

Affiliated events

November 17, Wednesday, 4 pm, Alliance room 365, ASU SkySong Center: Meeting of the NGC2011 conference organizers
November 19, Friday, 7 pm, conference room, Twin Palms hotel: Meeting of the RUSSA Club


No registration fee payment is required. Donations and sposnorship contributions are welcome. Prospective participants are invited to fill in the registration form and mail it to anatoli.korkin@asu.edu

US Visas

Participants who need US visa to attend the workshop are advised to read the following information about nonimmigrant visas at the web site of US Embassy in Moscow and particularly the following:

Anyone applying for a visa to attend a scientific or technical conference, conduct research, participate in meetings, undertake post-graduate studies, or engage in employment in a scientific or technical field should submit the current resume or CV indicating your educational background, work history, your current job responsibilities, field of expertise and research interest, and the list of publications. These documents must be provided in English.

Additional administrative processing is often required by U.S. Embassy Moscow’s Consular Section for individuals involved in scientific or technical fields of work or study. We recommend that all applicants, particularly those involved in scientific or technical fields, apply for a visa as soon as they are aware of their travel plans to the U.S. We urge all applicants to apply no later than 30 days before the intended date of travel. Unfortunately, in most cases the possibility that your visa may be subject to additional processing will not be considered an emergency for the purpose of granting expedited appointments.


Several hotels are available in a walking distance from ASU Tempe campus and downtown. Group accommodations for a discount price ($72/night) is available at the Twin Palms hotel near ASU campus (two stars). Twin Palms and other major hotels in Tempe provide free transportation from Sky Harbor international airport which is located in 15 driving distance from Tempe downtown and from ASU campus. By making reservation at Twin Plams hotel, please, indicate that you are a RUSTEC workshop participant to get a discount price.

Other Conferences and Events in Arizona and US Southwest Region

Participants of RUSTEC workshop may benefit by attending some other conferences, workshops and various networking events which will take place in November in Arizona and in Southwest region of USA, such as:

Picturing Rachmaninoff at Tempe Center for the Arts, November 16, 9:30 am
Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, November 17, Phoenix, Arizona
IEEE Emerging Device and Packaging Technology workshop, November 19, Memorial Union, ASU, Tempe, Arizona
Arizona Russian Festival, November 20, Phoenix, Arizona