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SCST and Skolkovo Foundation discussed prospects for scientific, technical and innovative cooperation

SCST and Skolkovo Foundation discussed prospects for scientific, technical and innovative cooperation

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SCST and Skolkovo Foundation discussed prospects for scientific, technical and innovative cooperation

Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, and Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman of the Skolkovo Foundation, discussed the prospects for the scientific, technical and innovative cooperation, including in the field of commercialization and venture financing of projects, protection of intellectual property and technological forecasting. The issue of updating the cooperation agreement between the SCST and the Skolkovo Foundation and enhancing the bilateral cooperation within the Interstate Council for Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (the Skolkovo Foundation is the operator of the Interstate Program for the Innovative Cooperation of the CIS member states until 2020) was also discussed at the meeting. 

Reference: the Agreement on Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation between the SCST and the Skolkovo Foundation was signed in 2012. The following activities took place within the bilateral cooperation: the All-Russian start-up tour of the Skolkovo Foundation in Minsk in 2015 and 2016 and the Summer School of “Skolkovo Open University” for Young Scientists within the Skolkovo Innovation Center in 2015. In 2015, the National Center for Intellectual Property and the Center for Intellectual Property of the Skolkovo Foundation signed a cooperation agreement. A similar agreement was signed in 2016 with the State Institution “Belarusian Institute for System Analysis and Information Support in Science and Technology”. The document provides for the creation of favorable conditions and the promotion of the commercialization of innovative developments in Belarus and Russia, the exchange of information materials and the organization of joint conferences, seminars, fairs and business meetings, etc.