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Alexander Shumilin held a personal reception of citizens in the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee

Alexander Shumilin held a personal reception of citizens in the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee

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Alexander Shumilin held a personal reception of citizens in the Vitebsk Oblast Executive Committee

Implementation of innovative projects, raising funds from innovative funds, organizing an educational, scientific and industrial complex and developing industry laboratories – those were the main questions and suggestions that residents of Vitebsk raised during personal meeting with Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus.

For example, OJSC “Milk” plans to organize the production of white mold cheeses using innovative technology and modern equipment. Therefore, the chief engineer of the enterprise, Alexander Batrakou, was primarily interested in the possibility of raising money from innovative funds on non-repayable terms and assistance in promoting products in foreign markets. “In accordance with the Decree of the Head of State No. 357, financing of innovative projects at the expense of innovative funds on non-repayable terms is carried out after the inclusion of these projects in the State Program for Innovative Development of the Republic of Belarus. Moreover, the financing is provided in the amount of not more than 50 percent of the total funding,” said Alexander Shumilin. Regarding export issues, he encouraged Milk OJSC to participate in the Second China International Import Exhibition, which will be held in Shanghai in November this year, and to work more actively in traditional sales markets, including the Kaluga Region of the Russian Federation. “In October 2019, a meeting of the working group on cooperation between Belarus and the Kaluga region of Russia will be held, and I, as co-chair of the working group, invite you to participate in the meeting, where you can promote your products,” the SCST Chairman said.

Syarhei Sushkou, Vice-Rector for Research and Mikhail Pivavar, Head of the Center for Transfer of Medical and Pharmaceutical Technologies, UE “Vitebsk State Order of Friendship of Peoples Medical University” asked the State Committee on Science and Technology to support the development of the educational and scientific-industrial complex “Center for Experimental Medicine and Pharmacies of VSMU”. Alexander Shumilin promised to consider allocating funds for the further development of this center and the university’s industry laboratory. It should be noted that to equip the industry pharmaceutical laboratory at the expense of the innovation fund of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee in 2017-2018, 46 units of high-tech scientific equipment were purchased, which are currently being effectively operated. According to Alexander Shumilin, the creation of an industry laboratory has allowed everryone to work more actively on the commercialization of research results in the field of medicine and pharmacy.

During the visit to the Vitebsk region, the Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin also monitored the SPID projects. In particular, he visited Vitebsk Carpets OJSC, which introduced a new technology for the production of polypropylene yarns that are new for our country and intended for use in production of pile floor covering. He also visited MMPZ-Group LLC, which implements the project “Construction and commissioning into operation of a plant for the production of sheet metal and tinplate in the Vitebsk region."