May 30, the Russia-Germany Seminar on Results of the Six Year Joint Programme of Creation of Laser Demonstration Centres in the Russian Regions organized by the Laser Association and Hannover Laser Center in cooperation with the Russian Association of Machine-Tool Manufacturers Stankoinstrument and Expocentre Fairgrounds was held within the Metalloobrabotka’2012 exhibition.
Laser technologies are increasingly used in metal-working and machine-tool industry. Five regional centers for promotion of the laser and innovation technologies (CPLIT) were created within the programme in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, as well as in the Rostov and Kaluga regions, which offer Russian companies assistance in the development of innovative laser technologies. Summing up the results of the implementation of one of the most successful Russian-German joint projects, the participants of the seminar focused on the experience of using the possibilities of the regional CPLIT for modernization of the enterprises of the Russian industry.
The seminar was conducted by Ivan Kovsh, the President of the Laser Association, and, on the part of Germany, by Mr. K.-D. Nowitzki, the coordinator of the Russian Regional Laser Centers project, the representative of the Hannover Laser Center.
The seminar was attended by organizers of the Joint Programme of Creation of Laser Demonstration Centres in the Russian Regions, executive officers of regional CPLIT projects, representatives of regional administrations, heads and leading experts of industry enterprises.