During the Atomexpo-2018 Forum Rosatom’s Science Division conducted a round table “International Scientific Cooperation and Advanced Research Infrastructure—the Foundation for Innovative Development in the Nuclear Power Industry”.
Vyacheslav Pershukov, Rosatom’s Special Envoy for Scientific and Technical Projects, William Magwood IV, Director General of OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Sibaji Raha, the FAIR Project Joint Scientific Council Charmain, and Hans-Henrich Altfeld, the ITER Project Engineering Office Head addressed the round table.
The round table participants discussed the format of international scientific collaboration and the factors that affect its success, citing such examples as the International Research Center Projects, whereby the Center will be created on the basis of Russia’s most powerful multipurpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR (under construction on the site of the RIAR State Nuclear Center in Dimitrovrad), a project to build an international fusion reactor ITER, the European Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research FAIR, and other examples. They noted considerable progress in organizing international collaboration and the great opportunities resulting from the joint use of today’s expensive scientific equipment.
The International Forum ATOMEXPO has been held since 2009 on the initiative of ROSATOM. Over the past years about 38,000 people from 83 countries took part in the forum; 987 companies presented their exhibitions, and 1,116 experts were speakers at 141 round-table sessions. At nine forums more than 300 agreements and international cooperation documents were signed. The “Platinum Sponsors” of the jubilee forum ATOMEXPO 2018 are PJSC Sovkombank and PJSC Bank VTB; the “Gold Sponsor” is JSC Gazprombank; the forum partners are JSC TVEL, FSUE RosRAO, FSUE NO RAO; the “Power Sponsor” is JSC Rosenergoatom Concern. The Operator is Atomexpo LLC.