The five members of the expert network will present their services in the field of laser technology at a joint exhibition stand.
The individual "Laser Innovation Technological Centers (LITC)" from Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kaluga, Rostov and St. Petersburg are especially geared towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's).
The idea behind the LITC is based on the network of laser testing and consulting centers, which was founded in Germany in 1996. Like in Germany, the Russian LITC aim at presenting their laser know-how to a wide industrial base, acting as a sort of "jump start" in laser technology for SME's.
The project leader and stand organizer is the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH), who is bringing the expertise they gained in the project in Germany into the LITC. "If the Russian network is as successful as the German network was," says project head Klaus Nowitzki of the LZH, "there will soon be a boom in the industrial use of lasers in Russia."
The network of Russian-German Laser Centers LITC, which is supported by the Germany Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), is located in Pavilion 3, Stand G 30.
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