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‘Creating a forecasting system will determine the promising market sectors,’ by Alexander Shumilin

‘Creating a forecasting system will determine the promising market sectors,’ by Alexander Shumilin

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‘Creating a forecasting system will determine the promising market sectors,’ by Alexander Shumilin

The creation of a scientifically-based system of forecasting will enable to identify highly efficient and promising market sectors. This was announced at the International Scientific Conference “Problems of Forecasting and State Regulation of Socio-Economic Development” by Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology. According to him, the Comprehensive Forecast of Scientific and Technological Progress (CF STP) can serve as the basis for determining the system of priorities for scientific, scientific, technical and innovation activities in Belarus. It is a scientifically-based idea of ​​possible options for the scientific and technological development of the Republic of Belarus in the medium-term and long-term periods in the context of the global scientific and technological development. Alexander Shumilin also said that 14 key sectors of the economy had been selected for the development of the CF STP, the development of which determines the main economic trends in Belarus and in which the bulk of gross domestic product is produced. About 150 experts and specialists were involved in the work on the creation of the Comprehensive Forecast of Scientific and Technological Progress. At this stage, the database of forecasting objects contains about 640 objects.

It should be noted that the list of areas of scientific and technological development is determined taking into account world trends and the provisions of the Strategy “Science and Technology: 2018-2040”. The intersection of the areas of scientific and technological development and industries determine the area of ​​forecasting. The forecasting area is a component of the CF STP structure, determined within the boundaries of the relevant sector of the economy and the corresponding area of the scientific and technological development. A set of forecasting objects is determined for each forecasting area: innovative technologies; food groups; products.