Every few years, we see the emergence of the “next big thing” which invariably required government to act as the economic incubator to spearhead a new national industrial base to challenge the worlds best.  Nano technology is, and has been this “next big thing”, for a number of years and, it would appear from the comments of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, that the Russian State is prepared to play a leading an instrumental roll in the development of this technology. He says: “We also have our own immodest goal in this area: we want to become leaders here”!

ISRIA – Speech of President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at Opening of Moscow International Nanotechnology Forum