FUND FOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS (FIEP) was founded during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. It stimulates nanotechnology infrastructure building to support innovation in the country. Objectives of FIEP are:
Ė Create infrastructure for the Russian nanotechnology industry, paving the way for innovative ideas to transition out of the laboratory and become business projects. FIEPís backbone is a national network of nanotechnology centers and engineering companies, while the Fund also helps to train personnel for the national nanoindustry by designing and implementing professional education programs. FIEP also works to expand the market for nanoindustry products by leveraging sectoral and regional programs as well as by promoting public understanding of what nanotechnologies have to offer.
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