High-Technology Business Accelerator
Written under an NTI Concept Development Grant to consider the feasibility of creating a high-technology business accelerator ("incubator") in Russia, this report addresses two related issues regarding enhancement of employment opportunities for Russian scientists who formerly worked on programs to develop weapons of mass destruction (WMD) at the closed nuclear cities and chemical and biological institutes. The authors take a look at whether one or more incubators modeled on the highly successful Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center could create sustainable commercial employment opportunities for Russian scientists and other workers with weapons knowledge.
"High-Technology Business Accelerator for Russia" William Hoehn, Visiting Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, April 2002
the Nuclear Threat
Reducing the risk of nuclear use by terrorists and nation-states requires a broad set of complementary strategies targeted at reducing state reliance on nuclear weapons, stemming the demand for nuclear weapons and denying organizations or states access to the essential nuclear materials, technologies and know-how.