Board 13, December 5-6, 2001
The Governing Board of the Science & Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) convened on 6 December 2002 in Kyiv, Ukraine, approving USD 5.05 million and EUR 1.7 million on new scientific projects. In addition new projects valued at over USD 0.7 million were funded by STCU Partner organizations. This year, the STCU, an intergovernmental organization established by Canada, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States, and joined in 1998 by the European Union, has been in operation for six years. The main objective of the STCU is to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction by providing scientists and engineers from Ukraine, and since 1998 Georgia and Uzbekistan, opportunities for employment on peaceful scientific projects.
The 44 new projects approved at this meeting bring the total value of projects funded by the STCU to over USD 64.2 million. Projects funded at this meeting cover a wide range of research: methods for monitoring, processing and interpretation of soil conditions, imaging technology for medical and industrial diagnostics in real time, development of new promising carbon-carbon materials, nuclear radiation sensors for environment monitoring, treatment of crop seeds by the ozone enriched air, products of diverse porosity for environmental protection and other applications, algorithms for charged particle transport in plasma media, dispersion type absorber for Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR), composites obtained by advanced high-pressure, laser and rate-controlled sintering, methods of ultra sound visualization and medical diagnostics, products of diverse porosity for environmental protection, UZB solar cells based on Gallium Arsenide, new organic compounds and polymers for pollution control and medical purification, radiation resistant silicon based electronics, experimental installation for fast freezing of fruits and berries, cryogenic sensor for sensitive gravity meter, multi phase jet processing of milk and juice products. They will provide support to 657 scientists, 463 of whom are from former weapons of mass destruction or delivery system programs. This is in addition to 10,040 scientists supported by the STCU since 1995. The projects will be carried out at institutes in Dniepropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Kyiv, Lviv, Zaporizhe in Ukraine, and Tbilisi in Georgia, and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
The Board recognized six new STCU Partner organizations introduced since its previous meeting: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA; Stobbe Technologies, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada; Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), Washington D.C., USA; Office of Health Programs, Department of Energy, Maryland, USA; Institute for Plasma Physics of the Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany; and Atofina of the Total-Fina-Elf Company, France. Six partner project contracts were executed and five existing contracts were extended. These entities join the growing number of organizations (total of 73 companies) funding research and development activities in Ukraine as STCU Partners. The Board also noted with satisfaction that that the STCU patent support fund supported 16 new Ukrainian and 3 foreign patent applications during the period June to December 2001.
The Governing Board is pleased that the STCU had executed an agreement with Uzbekistan to have an information office in Tashkent. This will enable the STCU to have an impact on the redeployment of former weapon scientists of Uzbekistan to serve the mandate of the STCU in Uzbekistan as well. The STCU Secretariat also reported on an initiative to establish information technology capabilities at selected Uzbek and Georgian institutes.
Board 13, December 5-6, 2001
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* took place in February 2005