The Russian House of International Scientific and Technical Cooperation Association (RH ISTC Association) is a non-governmental development institution responsible for coordination and interaction with foreign economic entities in the field of international scientific and technical cooperation.
The fundamental task of the Association is to build bridges (long-term working mechanisms of cooperation) with foreign countries in terms of promoting Russian technologies, mutual transfer of technologies, assistance in protecting intellectual property rights of Russian enterprises abroad, attracting investments in technology and science-intensive projects, as well as organizing congress -exhibition activities, business missions and educational programs on the profile of international scientific and technical cooperation.
The "RH ISTC" Association was established pursuant to the instruction of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 20.12.1991 No. ASh-18-40916 on March 16, 1992 as a State Association for the purpose of reviving the "House for holding events in the field of international scientific and technical cooperation" SCST (State Committee of Science and Technology) of the USSR and the development of international scientific and technical cooperation, as well as representing the interests of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology in the international environment. By order of the President of the Russian Federation dated June 5, 1992 No. 290-rp, the activities of the Association were supported and a building was allocated for its placement at the address: Moscow, st. Nezhdanova, 11 (now - Bryusov lane, 11, building 1).
Since its inception, the RH ISTC Association represents the interests of the Russian Federation in a number of international organizations, in particular, since 1996 it has been the official representative of Russia in the Asia-Pacific Center for Technology Transfer, operating under the auspices of the UN. The RH ISTCAssociation is also a founder of the Russian-Chinese consortium Center for Science and High Technologies, a partner of the Institute of Foreign Trade of Italy (ICE), and since 1998 - a member of the International Federation of Inventors Associations (IFIA).
The international activities of the RH ISTC Association extend to the whole world, including the countries of the EAEU, SCO, BRICS, ASEAN, APEC and EU Alliances, and involves the use of its own infrastructure and business channels that provide international scientific and technical cooperation and support for export oriented Russian enterprises and state structures providing export activities.
Over 28 years of activity, the Association has organized more than 150 international scientific and technical forums and, with the direct participation of the Association, a significant number of investment projects have been implemented in various fields of international scientific and technical cooperation, technology transfer.