In line with the Moscow Declaration and Action Plan adopted at the III BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting on the 28th of October 2015, the new initiative on cooperation on Photonics was included with India and Russia as coordinating countries.
As part of the Action Plan in Photonics, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is proud to host the first BRICS Conference on Photonics on May 30 – 31, 2016. The aim of the conference is to identify the priority areas in the field of photonics which are of common interest to the BRICS member countries, as well as coordination of actions aligned with the existing competences, financial, scientific and technological resources of the participants.
Another important task of the conference is to promote the establishment of partnerships between academic institutions, industries and other innovation companies of the BRICS member countries, interested in and actively involved in implementing joint industry-oriented projects.
The conference will cover topical issues at the frontier of photonics based technology. Topics discussed will include:
For the full conference program please click here.
Plenary and Parallel sessions as well as exposition and presentations of the latest products and developments by Russian photonics companies will be organized. To favour interaction the exhibition will be located at the same room as the coffee breaks and poster sessions. It will be opened from Monday afternoon until Tuesday evening.
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It is expected that the conference will be attended by about 100 people – representatives of academic institutions, industry and coordinating organizations of BRICS participating countries: Russia, Brazil, India and China. On the Russian side it is expected the representatives of Skolkovo Foundation, JSC Russian Space Systems, Russian Quantum Centre, other partners.
Official languages of the Conference are Russian and English.
Chair-person – Lyudmila M. Ogorodova, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation –
Co-Chair, Russia – Ildar R. Gabitov, professor, Director of Skoltech Centre for Photonics and Quantum Materials;
Alexei G. Andreev, Director General, Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company;
Alexander D. Fertman, Scientific Director, Nuclear Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation;
Nikolay A. Gryaznov, Deputy Director, Russian State Scientific Centre for Robotics & Technical Cybernetics (RTC);
Vsevolod Yu. Opanasenko, Director General, «Т-platforms»
Аndrey М. Polyakov, Deputy Director of the Science & Technology, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation;
Alexey A. Romanov, Deputy General Director on Research & Development, Russian Space Systems Corporation;
Alexei N. Shulunov, Head of Radio-Photonics, JSC RTI
Vladimir N. Treshchikov, Director General «Т-8»;
Vladimir N. Vasilyev, University ITMO, rector;
Ruslan R. Yunusov, Russian Quantum Centre, director
Conference Programme Coordinator
Pavel S. Dorozhkin, Principal Research Scientist, Skoltech Centre for Photonics & Quantum Materials
For information on issues related to the scientific program for BRICS Photonics-2016, please email , attn. Conference Programme Coordinator Dr. Pavel Dorozhkin.
For information on issues related to conference management including sponsorship opportunities, registration, exhibition, abstract submission, please contact Ms. Natalia Kondrashova, the BRICS Photonics-2016 conference technical secretary: email ; phone +7 495 280 1481, ext. 32-75.
For information on issues related to conference accommodations, travel, and transportation, please contact Ms. Varvara Tsygankova, the Skoltech event manager: email ; phone +7 495 280 1481, ext. 32-74.
The Skoltech Event Office that is in charge of the reservations has secured special conference rates.
(1) Hotel Tyan-Shan http://www.skolkovo.ru/public/en/skolkovo-hotel-main/skolkovo-hotel-tyanshan/; Room rate: 5 580 Roubles per night;
(2) Park Inn by Radisson Odintsovo Mosocw http://www.parkinn.ru/hotel-moscow-odintsovo; Room rate: 5 138 Roubles per night.
These group rates include breakfast, tax and service fee. The number of rooms reserved is very limited. Room availability is on first-come first-serve basis. Pre-payment of the rooms is needed. Please, note that the costs of travel and accommodation are to be met by participants.
Please, feel free to contact Skoltech Event OFFICE () or Varvara Tsygankova (email@example.com), if you have any problem with hotel reservation.
Skoltech is located in the dark-bue & white building of the Skolkovo Innovation Centre Technopark at Nobelya st, 3. Transfers to / from the hotels above and the metro station Park Pobedy (Kutuzovsky prospekt, 38, Borodinskaya panorama) to / from the conference venue are organized during the conference.
The bus from the metro station Park Pobedy will be parked in appr. 300 m from the metro station exit, in front of the Borodinskaya Panorama, Kutuzovsky prospekt, 38. Please, find below the map for the transfer from the metro station Park Pobedy.
Transfer Schedule from the metro station Park Pobedy:
May 30, 2016. Departure at 8-15, arriving at Skoltech at 8-45
May 31, 2016; Departure at 8-20, arriving at Skoltech at 8-50.
The minivan from the hotel Tian-Shan / Pamir will be parked at the Parking lot in front of the Skolkovo Moscow School of Management, near the big yellow arrows. On May 30, 2016 the minibus will depart at 8.30 to be at Skoltech by 8.45 the latest.
You can also use the regular public transport. The end station for the Skolkovo Express regular bus is at the Parking lot “Custom Point” that is just 5 min. walk from the Skoltech building at Technopark. The end station for other regular public busses are at the Parking lot “P3″. There are frequent shuttle minibuses from the Parking lot “P3″ to the Technopark. Please, click here for more details.
In case you are coming by your own car, please, provide the Full name of the driver and all passengers, car model and plate number by email: