There is no future without new materials
On November 12, 2013 the press conference of academician of RAS Evgeny N. Kablov, Director General of VIAM, on the subject «Significance of new materials for transition of the Russian economics to the new technological mode» took place at the All-Russian institute of aviation materials (VIAM). The press conference was held in the framework of the Round Table «The role of new materials and technologies in creation of space engineering» coincided with the 25th anniversary of the flight of legendary Soviet orbital spacecraft "Energia-Buran".
As Evgeny Kablov reported «the international practice shows that more than 80 percent of innovative breakthrough developments in leading industries and other sectors of economy are based on implementation of new materials and technologies». He reminded that the President of Russia Vladimir V. Putin emphasized in the budget message that one of the priorities of development of Russian economics is application of polymer composite materials of new generation and rare-earth metals. «Without new materials in domestic aviation industry and the industry as a whole the technological leap allowing Russia to take up leading positions on the world market and to provide manufacturing of competitive products and, above all, to pass from export of hydrocarbons to export of innovative products is hardly possible » – Evgeny Kablov told. In his opinion, it is high technology rather than natural resources must become not only the main “economic drive” of Russia but also cementing base of the Russian society and guarantor of ensuring social stability.
«Upon that a special attention needs to be given to «green technologies», to problems of waste utilization and minimization of environmental impact, to matters of intellectual property market expansion» – Evgeny Kablov declared. «Such approach is especially important taking into account entering of Russia into the World Trade Organization», – he emphasized.
According to the Director General of VIAM, creation of new materials, technologies and constructions should be completely correlated.