02.06.2014 - 04.06.2014 | Austria

Forum of applied science in the areas of tribology and chemmotology

From the 2nd until 4th of June, the forum of applied science in the areas of tribology and chemmotology took place in Austria. The forum was organized by the representatives of the Rossotrudnichestvo along with the Austrian scientific community of tribology. The forum takes place annually in Russia and Austria alternatively.

Tribology and chemmotology represent a thriving trend of scientific research in which Russia and Austria have significant experience. The main intent of the forum is to familiarize the scientific achievements of the associate countries, to popularize the accomplishments of Russian science in the respective fields and to make the working associates between the research structures more concrete.

The Russian participants were acquainted with the workings of the scientific research centre in Wiener Neustadt in addition to the Leobersdorfer engineering works (LMF). There appropriately themed seminars were held by expert groups with relevant fields of interest.

As part of the forum, a round table discussed the topic of "Cooperation of the Russian and Austrian scientific research institutes in the area of tribology and chemmotology” in the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Vienna. In this meeting the participants presented and lively discussed current issues on tribological and chemmotological accomplishments in manufacturing. In the trade agency of the Russian Federation the participants of the forum had the opportunity to become acquainted with the recently opened (in March 2014) regional centre. Here they offer support for innovative projects in the interest of the dual sided contact.

In the mining and metallurgy University of Leoben, Austrian scientists  presented  an  introduction to the inner workings of the primary Austrian cluster "Ecoplus", aiming at the joint developments of innovative projects. The substantial outcome of the forum was the official visit of the president of the Russian Federation to the Austrian Republic on the 24th June 2014 and the signing of the Agreement of partnership between the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, the international institute of innovation transfer and the Austrian company Leobersdorfer engineering works (Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik GmbH). The involved had reached the agreement to develop the cooperation through the Centre of innovation support as part of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Austria and the Russian Culture Institute.

One of the first steps towards the realization of the signed agreement was the summer academy for the students of Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Moscow.

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