Modern Technology development centre ahead for Georgia

The first meeting of the Commission to lead with the new initiative was held yesterday., 07 Feb 2015 - 16:24, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian Government and a group of scientists have started working to create a science-education centre for modern technology development in Georgia.

Work on the Technological Institute and Hadron Therapy Mega Project are underway, announced the Government Administration.

The first meeting of the Commission to deal with issues relating to the foundation and the concept of the Science Education Centre for Modern Technology Development was held yesterday.

"The Commission has undertaken the arduous task of developing concepts for the Technological Institute and the Science Education Centre for Modern Technology Development,” the Prime Minister’s press office said.

"Members of the Commission discussed technical and planning processes relating to the Technological Institute. Plans were proposed, one of the most important of which is to conduct negotiations with foreign partners, and in particular, to coordinate research works and consultations with the CERN [the European Organisation for Nuclear Research] and the CNAO [the National Centre of Oncological Hadrontherapy]”.

The Commission will be chaired by Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and co-chaired by internationally-known Georgian physicist Giorgi (Gia) Dvali. Others involved in the commission are the founder of the Cartu Chariti Foundation, Georgian tycoon and former Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili, Cartu Group member Irakli Karseladze, head of the Government Administration Maia Tskitishvili, scientist Teimuraz Lomtadze who has a Ph.D in physics and mathematics, and Professor Mariam Tstatsanashvili.

Representatives of various local, international organisations and experts may also be invited to take part in the work of the Commission.