New momentum for technology licensing in Russia

19 June 2013

The EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s outreach to the Russian market will be backed up by new resources resulting from an agreement signed today at the Paris Air Show. 

This accord establishes a new operation called the Technology Transfer Centre – a partnership arrangement through a subsidiary of Meridian Capital, the Moscow-based independent investment boutique that is working with EADS in Russia. Meridian Capital already has provided support for the EADS Technology Licensing initiative’s initial outreach efforts in Russia.


The partnership agreement for a new operation called the Technology Transfer Centre was signed at Le Bourget Airport during the Paris Air Show.

“Russian industry wants to move back into the forefront in designing and developing competitive products, and EADS know-how offers many capabilities to attain this goal,” explained Wulf Hoeflich, Head of the EADS Technology Licensing initiative. “We look forward to a close working relationship with the Technology Transfer Centre.” 

Hoeflich said EADS technologies available for licensing that are of potential interest to Russian industry include DeltaN FS® friction-stir welding for metallics; Vacuum Assisted Process (VAP®) for composites production; laser cleaning for surface preparation; Plug & Twist force- and form-fitting electrical connectors; and Scalmalloy® aluminum-magnesium-scandium (AlMgSc) alloys.