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Russia provides R&D grants for technical textiles

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Textile Research and Development Grant
Textile Research and Development Grant

The Russian government has approved the allocation of up to 20 grants for conducting R&D activities in the field of technical textiles and industrial fabrics during 2017-2019, according to recent statements by the press office of the Russian Presidential Administration. The amount of the grants varies from US$1 million to US$10 million and in some cases, is even higher.

One of the biggest grants of US$5 million will be given to a group of scientists at the St. Petersburg State Technical University, one of Russia’s leading technical universities, which is currently involved in the design of a new type of industrial fabrics.

One of the biggest grants of US$5 million will be given to a group of scientists at the St. Petersburg State Technical University, one of Russia’s leading technical universities, which is currently involved in the design of a new type of industrial fabrics. According to the scientists, the new fabrics could be considered as a better-quality replacement for concrete, ensuring mortarless brickwork during construction works. Mikhail Aristarkhov, head of the group, said the use of new fabrics during construction allows construction companies to reduce the costs by 10%-12%. Aristarkhov added that, to date, interest in the new technology has been expressed by some leading Russian and European construction companies.