The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) was established by international agreement in November 1992 as a nonproliferation program.
The ISTC coordinates the efforts of numerous governments, international organizations, and private sector industries, providing weapons scientists
from Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States new opportunities in international partnership. Through its political, legal, and financial frameworks,
the ISTC contributes to Fundamental Research, International Programs and Innovation and Commercialization, by linking the demands of international markets
with the exceptional pool of scientific talent available in Russian and CIS institutes.