27 October 2011
The EADS Technology Licensing initiative is expanding into Russia through a cooperative agreement encouraging the identification of relevant patents from the company’s portfolio that could help develop new Russian industry business.
This widening of the licensing initiative’s global scope was part of an agreement signed today in Moscow by EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti and Anatoly Chubias, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian Nanotechnology Corporation (RUSNANO).
EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti (left) and RUSNANO Chief Executive Officer Anatoly Chubais sign the agreement in Moscow.
“As a global leader in aerospace and defence, EADS has technologies that can help our partners maintain their competitive edge,” said Botti. “Today’s agreement establishes the ground for cooperation in different areas through the use and transfer of intellectual property and technology. We are pleased to partner with RUSNANO, a corporation at the forefront of innovation in Russia.”
Potential areas include EADS nanosphere expertise in paints for the surfaces of aircraft and wind turbine blades, as well as the application of nanotechnology in enhancing the protection against lightning strikes.
“Russia offers enormous potential for the application of EADS patents in developing the country’s industry,” said Wulf Hoeflich, who leads the EADS Technology Licensing initiative. “It opens up new possibilities to build on our successes in 2011, which also included the entry into India.”
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