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Order of commercialization of results of scientific and scientific-technical activities improved in Belarus

Order of commercialization of results of scientific and scientific-technical activities improved in Belarus

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Order of commercialization of results of scientific and scientific-technical activities improved in Belarus

The order of commercialization of results of scientific and scientific-technical activities created at the expense of state funds is being improved in Belarus. This is provided by the Decree of the Head of State no. 240 of June 18, 2018. These amendments are aimed at:

- the solution of the problem of implementation of promising scientific and technical and innovative developments with a high degree of risk with the use of budgetary funds (the Decree determines significant objective circumstances (force majeure, adoption of legislative acts prohibiting the production and sale of certain goods, etc.), the availability of which will release bona fide producers from the responsibility in case of non-fulfillment of assigned tasks for objective reasons. Such an approach will enable to escape the refusal of the executors to carry out the works with increased risks in a number of important areas for the country) in the conditions of strict global competition;

- the elimination of gaps in the existing regulatory legal acts insofar as it relates to the results of research and development activities  not only intellectual property objects, but also documented scientific and technical information that is not an object of intellectual property. The specified change will enable to officially transfer and use methodical recommendations, technical conditions and regulations, technological instructions, etc., representing a considerable value from the point of view of commercialization;

- the clarification of the list of results of research and development activities, which are not subject to compulsory commercialization. This norm will enable to fully take into account the specific nature of individual results of research and development activities (the focus is exclusively on the social effect and the use only for own needs). At the same time, these research and development  results are subject to the effective use in accordance with the procedure established by law;

- the concretization of the obligations of the state customer and legal entities (individual entrepreneurs) using public funds and responsible for commercialization of the results of research and development, on the return of inefficiently used budget funds in case of non-commercialization of the results of research and development activities.

The possibility to set a deadline for commercialization of research and development activity results depending on the industry specificity (long clinical and field trials, state registration of drugs, etc.) and specific objective circumstances is also provided.