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30 / 03 / 2021

A meeting of the Expert Council on Photonics has opened the Photonics 2021 programme

A meeting of the Expert Council on Photonics at the State Duma Commission on Legal Support for Development of the Defense Industrial Sector of Russia has become the first event of the accompanying programme of the 15th Photonics. World of Lasers ad Optics  Anniversary International Exhibition at EXPOCENTRE Fairgrounds.

Andrey Vetluzhskikh, Chairman of the Expert Council, member of the State Duma, called it a good tradition to hold the Councils meetings within the Photonics exhibition. At this meeting, he proposed to discuss the elaboration of the state strategic document on the development of photonics in our country for three, five, or ten years. For this purpose, you need to know what developments the departments and groups of companies have on the strategic development of photonics, which can become elements or sections of the new state strategic document.

The roadmap for the development of photonics, which was approved in 2014, came to an end last year, reminded Ivan Kovsh, Deputy Chairman of the Expert Council and President of the Laser Association. Unfortunately, he said, it had not been implemented in many respects. Photonics has not been included in the number of critical technologies for which the government has budgeted for development. The Associations President called on colleagues to persevere and press the government on the need for a national policy document on photonics development.

Representatives of Roscosmos (the Russian Federal Space Agency), the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Russian Ministry of Health Care, major research and production associations told about application of photonic technologies and their vision for the further development in various fields.

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Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO