The strategy of development of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in recent years is defined by the triad “science – education – innovation”.

This policy is approved by the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of JINR and it answers the purpose of transition to innovative economy in JINR Member States.

INR has actively started developing the innovation area in early 90s. The qualitatively new period has started in JINR activities in 1992. Hence, the fact that Dubna has been granted the status of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of technological-innovative type has become the logical continuation of JINR innovative development (order of the government of Russian Federation No 781, 21.12.2005). Joint efforts of all organizations of the city and cooperation with business partners, as well as the support rendered by the Russian federal and region authorities created new favorable conditions for innovations.

JINR innovative activity has the following main directions:

  • Creation of innovative infrastructure (Multi-access centre and business incubator in nanotechnologies)
  • Technology transfer and companies – SEZ residents
  • Attraction of venture and seed financing, cooperation with Russian state institutions for development
  • International integration of innovative activity with the participation of JINR Member States (including International innovative centre in nanotechnologies of CIS countries).

Explosives and Drugs Detector “DViN”

The detector of explosives and drugs has been developed and created in JINR for identification of explosive and narcotic substances, hidden in various containers, suitcases, safes and mail items. The detecting method of the illicit substances is based on an irradiation of the inspected object by a tagged neutron beam, which is created by the portable neutron generator with the built-in alpha-detector.

Centre of Radiation Medicine

Cancer therapy by proton beams is one of the advanced methods of tumor treatment. The technology of conformal three-dimensional proton therapy is realized on the JINR medical-technical accelerator complex which includes the synchrocyclotron, the beam delivery systems and medical cabins.


Joliot-Curie str., bld. 6, Dubna, Moscow Region, 141980, Russia

phone: +7 (49621) 65-026

fax: +7 (49621) 652-03


Alexander V. RUZAEV



JINR Assis­tant Direc­tor for Human Re­sour­ces,
Direc­tor of the Inter­national Inno­vative Nanotech­nology Centre of the CIS count­ries (InINCIS)