STANDARDIZATION AND CERTIFICATION
Nanotech industry companies along with the Fund for Infrastructural and Educational Programs work in the following areas:
- updating the nanotech industry standardization program;
- developing national and preliminary national standards, regulations, and organizational standards and developing standards that are synchronized with international and foreign standards;
- revising existing regulations (SNIP, SanPin, and GOST);
- amending the lists of standards required for the application and implementation of technical regulations.
More information about activities in these areas can be found at the links below:
DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
The development of human resources is essential for the nanotech industry, because Russian universities started training the corresponding qualified specialists a short time ago.
The Russian Nanoindustry Association is involved in developing the labor market per the interests of both Russian nanotech industry companies and Russian educational institutions, along with the Department for Educational Programs of the Fund for Infrastructural and Educational Programs.
- Professional Standards — this is a multifunctional regulatory document that defines and classifies labor functions performed by employees and the corresponding requirements for the corresponding competencies. The labor market should assign a kind of “quality mark” to educational programs through which future specialists are trained.
- Proficiency evaluation — with the help of proficiency evaluation tools, professional standards and corresponding measurement devices enable a company to solve important issues related to human resources development: to assess compliance of the operating production staff with the specified proficiency parameters (applicable labor market requirements) and to recruit new employees by checking their current professional background.
- Educational programs — the Department for Educational Programs of the Fund for Infrastructural and Educational Programs analyzes the market demand for experts and competencies, collects orders from nanotech companies, partners with educational institutions (as a rule, the leading universities), and supports the development of educational programs taking employer requirements into account.
- e-Learning — this is remote education arranged using information and telecommunication technologies, which involves supporting the educational process, and delivering educational content to listeners via the internet and through satellite broadcasting and interactive television.
- RUSNANO School League — this is a comprehensive program aimed at promoting modern ideas at Russian schools and the best practices of teachers who know how to get children interested in natural scientific education, thus opening the way into the high-tech world.