PHLburg Technologies, Inc.

Scientists

PHLburg has deep and wide relationships with the Russian and Former Soviet Union (FSU) scientific communities. These communities are both suppliers and customers. PHLburg has relationships dating to 1991 with components of these communities.

Prior to 1991 the Russian and FSU scientific communities were mainly directed by the Ministry of Science, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Atomic Energy, and Academy of Sciences. Since 1991 and the initiation of both political and economic reforms there has been a repositioning of the scientific communities. Great scientific centers employing thousands of employees have generally shrunk in size: and some have disappeared. These great centers which once were solely dependent on their sponsoring ministry for their budget have had to find alternative funding sources. In most cases the Federal budget now accounts for less than 20% of a science center’s annual budget. PHLburg maintains relationships with and in some cases contracts with the most important governmental organizations funding science.

Independent scientific institutes and laboratories within universities today are the strength of the Russian scientific communities. These organizations are still state owned and somewhat state funded. But they operate autonomously of the Ministries and manufacturing facilities they were once part of. The institutes and laboratories, to satisfy their budget needs, are actively engaged in seeking work and offering technology to international industry and foreign governments. Many of the scientific institutes and laboratories within universities have created for-profit affiliates to further their economic goals. In 1991 there were thousands of institutes and laboratories. By 2006 these institutes and laboratories will be shrunk to 1200. PHLburg has an active program to know and cultivate relationships with the best and most prolific of these laboratories.

Individual scientists manage to find their way to PHLburg. These scientists, almost always associated with an independent scientific institute or laboratory within a university, are out hustling their capabilities and technologies. These scientists find us and we make them part of our capabilities.

Private research and development businesses are most often started by a leading scientist or group of scientists leaving a scientific institute. These scientists frequently maintain close direct or indirect relationships with the organization they left. PHLburg has an active program to know and cultivate relationships with the leading private businesses.

The sum of all of these efforts with governmental, quasi governmental, and private organizations in the 22 cities we have operations is a vast network and database to search for and identify technology for our Customers.

Our scientist colleagues, from the head of Government Ministries, institutes, laboratories and businesses and individuals, often come to us with technology they have developed for which we do not have a specific request. On occasion, when we believe there is a market for the technology and we know the industry leaders in that market, we will represent the owner of the technology.