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Council of CIS Heads of Government commissioned with development of draft program of innovative cooperation until 2030

Council of CIS Heads of Government commissioned with development of draft program of innovative cooperation until 2030

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Council of CIS Heads of Government commissioned with development of draft program of innovative cooperation until 2030

The Federal Agency for CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation, the Development Fund for the Center for the Development and Commercialization of New Technologies (Skolkovo Foundation) together with the Interstate Council for Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (ISTI) and the Executive Commonwealth Committee will develop and submit a draft Interstate Program of Innovative Cooperation of the CIS Member States until 2030 to the Council of CIS Heads of Government in 2020.

This decision was made today in Ashgabat at a meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States.

‘The development of the draft Intergovernmental Innovation Cooperation Program until 2030 is confirmed by the interest of the Commonwealth member states, including in the process of the repeated discussion of this issue at the meetings of the Interstate Council for Cooperation in Scientce, Technology and Innovation,’ Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, stressed.

According to him, the main objectives of the program correspond to modern realities, and the structure of the program and the control mechanism are relevant. While forming the main approaches to the development of a project program, it is proposed to provide for the development of a mechanism for co-financing projects and to ensure a coordinated interaction between the project partners.

For the development of the innovative cooperation, it is also envisaged to use extensively a network of centers for a collective use and the network of centers for the commercialization of innovation. A special attention is supposed to be paid to the formation of a system for staffing an interstate innovation cooperation and the development of information infrastructure.

It should be noted that more than 300 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan are involved in the implementation of projects of the current program. At present, Belarusian organizations have fully implemented four pilot projects. We are talking about such projects as “the development and creation of pilot-industrial technologies and pilot replicated technological lines for the manufacture of highly wear-resistant cutting and drilling tools based on nanodiamonds”; “the development of an expert system for the rehabilitation of the geological environment polluted with oil products based on the principles of self-organization for the CIS member-states”; “magnetoelectric interactions in the ferromagnet-piezoelectric structures and the application of them for creating miniature sensors of magnetic fields and autonomous sources of electrical energy”; “research and development of high-power processes of concentrated energy flows for the formation of surface layers with an amorphous, nanocrystalline and inermetallic structure for products used in hydrogen energy and industrial ecology”.

‘The implementation of joint research projects is one of the effective areas of the cooperation among the CIS countries. The meeting reviewed the implementation of pilot projects in CIS countries, which are the main tools for implementing the program until 2020. A year ago, we began commercialization of the first completed projects,’ Alexander Shumilin said.