Ilia Vekua Sukhumi Institute of Physics and Technology (SIPT) was founded in 1945.  The Institute was formed on the ground of the core of the famous German scientists (Nobel laureate Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Manfred Von Ardenne, Max Steenbeck, Pieter Thiessen, Max Volmer, Nikolaus Riehl, etc.).

Activities of institute included research technologies of creation nuclear and thermonuclear and corpuscular-beam weapons, and also scientist researches in fields including plasma physics, solid state physics, untraditional energetic, physical electronics and other.

In 2006, the Institute was granted the status of a legal entity of public law (LEPL). Same year, scientific- technology direction was created in the Institute, with appropriate scientific-structural units, involvement in the international scientific 
researches and projects was increased respectively.
International Conference on: “Advanced Materials and Technologies” (ICAMT) held by Ilia Vekua Sukhumi Institute of Physics and Technology in Tbilisi was dedicated to its 70th anniversary, October 21-23, 2015.
Employees of SIPT, young researchers Tinatin Kuchukhidze and Nino Darakhvelidze  were on business trip at Narrando SRL of Salerno University, Italy, from 30 April  to 30 May, 2019 within the Project: Horizon2020 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Exchange Grant.
The aim of the trip was to perform joint work on the topic: Microwave reduction of graphene oxide (rGO) and synthesis and research of reduced graphene oxide/polymer. 
On March 15th, the World Bank representatives Peter Lindholm and Nicola Kojucharov and head of department of Georgia Innovation and Technology Agency Salome Khachiauri visited SIPT. They introduced to the leading staff of the Institute the Technology Transfer pilot project, that will be implemented with the participation of Georgia Innovation and Technology  Agency. The aim of the project is to promote the commercialization of scientific technologies and  to enter the global market.

On October 30, 2018 Executive Director of Technological Institute of Georgia, Mr. Teimuraz Lomtadze and Head of Laboratory of Low Temperature Physics Mr. Zurab Tsakadze,  visited SIPT. Mr. T. Lomtadze introduced to the leading staff of the Institute the plans of formation and further functioning of the Technological Institute of Georgia as a fundamental and applied scientific educational complex.

Memorandum of cooperation was signed between SIPT and Sokhumi State University to provide a framework for their cooperation. The document was signed by the Rector of Sokhumi State University  Prof. Zurab Khonelidze  and Director of Ilia Vekua Sukhumi  Institute of Physics and Technology, Dr. Guram Bokuchava.

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