BULGARIAN DEFENCE INSTITUTE (BDI)
The Bulgarian Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” (BDI) is the main scientific research, experimental, engineering and expert structure of the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria. It performs nearly all of the Armed Forces’ basic and applied research and technology development.
Our work is focused on:
- Scientific-research activities, scientific-practical activities, development and experimental-design activities in the sphere of Armaments, C4I Systems, Military Techniques, Logistic Equipment and Materials.
- Support to the Analysis of the situation of the Armaments, C4I Systems, Military Techniques, Logistic Equipment and materials and working out of perspective prognoses on their development.
- Support to the Integrated Project Teams through taking part in the preparation, scientific monitoring and complete implementation of the defence programs and projects.
- Preparation of scientific personnel through education in doctoral programs, their development and creation of scientific-technical expertise for the needs of the Defence System.
- Support and provision of scientific-technical consultations by experts for the needs of the Armaments Council and the Defence Capabilities Council.
- Cooperation in the sphere of research works, development, testing and certification of the defence products in the frameworks of NATO, The European Union, as well as on bilateral basis and in national aspect.
- Preparation of technical specifications and expertise, programs and methods for testing, as well as standardization and other documents, related to the acquisition of defence products.
- Preparation and performance of laboratory, functional, acquisitional, field and other testing of armaments, C4I systems, Military techniques, Logistic equipment and materials.
- Treasure, acquisition and development of the departmental standards.
- Certification of Quality Management Systems in accordance with NATO Standards, guaranteeing of the quality and assessment of the compliance during the acquisition of defence products.
- Ensuring of aviation safety and flying suitability of the military aerial vehicles, as well as of the aerial vehicles of the Ministry of the Interior. Certification of airworthiness.
The international cooperation of the Defence Institute includes:
- Participation of specialists from the Defence Institute in the decision-making process and in the bodies of The European Defence Agency (EDA) and NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO);
- Participation of experts in the working bodies of the NATO Standartization Agency (NSA);
- Participation of specialists from the Defence Institute in the activities of the EU, NATO, in international projects, as well as in some expert and research teams on bilateral an international basis;
- Organization and participation in international scientific conferences and workshops;
- Dissemination of BDI’s research achievements through publications in specialized journals, magazines, conference proceedings, etc.
Chernihiv National University of Technology
Founded 1960 as a branch of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. International Students Training since 1994. State-run institution. About 13 000 students study here including foreign ones. Languages of training are Ukrainian, Russian, English. CNTU is situated in Chernihiv, one of oldest city of Eastern Europe, near the capital of Ukraine. CNTU structure includes 4 research institutes, 9 faculties, 47 departments, eight scientific research centers. CNTU actively participates in international educational and scientific projects and programs, successfully cooperates with 20 countries, has 7 joint structures with university partners, leading international companies (EC, CU, UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, WIPO) and well-known companies (MOTOROLA, SIEMENS, SAMSUNG, INTEL, etc.).
Research projects carried out by professors and students are honored with State Prizes of Ukraine in Science and Technology.
Today the main goal of CNTU is to train highly qualified specialists and to do research in the areas of State interest
US Army Research Laboratory
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) of the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) is the Army's corporate, or central, laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army.
By combining its in-house technical expertise with those from academic and industry partners, ARL is able to maximize each dollar invested to provide the best technologies for our Soldiers. ARL's program consists of basic and applied research and survivability/lethality and human factors analysis. ARL also applies the extensive research and analysis tools developed in its direct mission program to support ongoing development and acquisition programs in the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Centers (RDECs), Program Executive Offices (PEOs)/Program Manager (PM) Offices, and Industry. ARL has consistently provided the enabling technologies in many of the Army's most important weapons systems.
Technology and analysis products are moved into RDECOM RDECs and to other Army, Department of Defense (DoD), government, and industry customers. The Army relies on ARL to provide the critical links between the scientific and military communities. The Laboratory must marshal internal and external science and technology assets to fulfill the requirements defined by or requested by the Soldier. Equally important, the Laboratory must assist the Army user in understanding the implications of technology on doctrine and in defining future needs of opportunities.
ARL’s technical portfolio encompasses a broad array of technical areas as well as technology maturity levels, from discovery of first-recognized phenomena to innovative systems. This extensive, dynamic and elaborate technical landscape offers a large number of opportunities for science and technology (S&T) breakthroughs that radically change how today’s Army and the Army of the future executes its mission.
ARL’s researchers, along with academic and industry collaborators, engage in high-impact basic and applied research in a broad array of scientific and technical areas:
• Computational Sciences: basic and applied research focused on gaining a fundamental understanding of computer hardware, high efficiency algorithms and novel mathematical methods
• Material Sciences: a fundamental understanding of structural, electronic, photonic, and energy materials and devices
• Sciences for Maneuver: advanced mobility systems and their supporting architectures, including decision support sciences, intelligent tactical systems research, and high efficiency energy generation, storage and distribution
• Information Sciences: information generation, collection, assurance, distribution and exploitation; high performance electronic components and devices; and synthetic biological systems
• Sciences for Lethality and Protection: armor, under body, scalable effects, cyber and electronic warfare, and human injury mechanisms
• Human Sciences: Warfighter performance enhancement; training aids; human-machine integration; group formation, dynamics and behaviors; trust and influence; and technology impacts on cultures and society
• Assessment and Analysis: development and application of analytical tools and methodologies to quantitatively assess the military utility of Army, DoD and select foreign combat systems, and help influence requirements for future Army systems
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI)
National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” (KPI) was founded in 1898. Among graduates of KPI are world-famous designer of airplanes and helicopters Igor Sikorsky, creator of turbojet engines Arkhip Lulka, designers of space rocket and aviation technology specialist Sergei Korolyov and Vladimir Chelomei, designer of plane engines Olexandr Mikulin.
Today KPI is the largest technical university of Ukraine among universities of research type, one of the leading universities in Central and Eastern Europe. About 30,000 students study here, including foreign ones. The University consists of 28 teaching and research divisions (9 institutes and 19 faculties), eight scientific research centers, 12 research institutes, 14 research centers, and one design bureau.
The KPI campus occupies the territory of about 120 hectares, where conditions for study, sports, cultural, scientific and intellectual development, rest, and hobbies of all educational staff are successfully combined.
KPI actively participates in international educational, scientific projects and programs, successfully cooperates with 47 countries, has 32 joint structures with universities partners, leading international companies (EC, CU, UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, WIPO, NATO, EDNES, ICSU, CODATA) and well-known companies (MOTOROLA, SIEMENS, SAMSUNG, INTEL, etc.).
In September 2003, KPI joined the Commonwealth of universities who signed the “Magna Charta of European Universities” (Magna Charta Universitatum), being one of the first universities in Ukraine to do so.
Annually, research projects carried out by KPI professors and students are honored with the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology.
Today, the main goal of KPI is to train highly qualified specialists and to do research for “breakthrough” in Ukraine’s economic development priorities.