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The first Belarusian-Israeli High-Tech and Innovations Forum to be held in Minsk

The first Belarusian-Israeli High-Tech and Innovations Forum to be held in Minsk

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The first Belarusian-Israeli High-Tech and Innovations Forum to be held in Minsk

Belarus and Israel will hold the first High-Tech and Innovations Forum on information and communication technologies, innovative materials, bio- and nanotechnologies in Minsk. That decision was reached during the meeting between Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel Alon Shogam.

Representatives of government bodies, scientific, practical and innovative enterprises, universities of both countries will take part in the Belarusian-Israeli Forum. Estimated number of participants – about 100 people. It is planned to put special emphasis on areas of bilateral cooperation and the promotion of joint technologies and high-tech products of various Belarusian and Israeli industries to foreign markets.

During the meeting, Alexander Shumilin announced that the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel for the first time held a competition of joint scientific and technical projects and identified projects for further funding provision. “In the near future, a meeting of the Belarusian-Israeli working group on scientific and technical cooperation will be held, at which it is planned to approve a list of the projects for joint implementation. First of all, these are developments in the area of biotechnology, agriculture and information technology,” he said.

Belarusian-Israeli scientific and technical cooperation is developing as part of the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of education, science and culture and the agreement between the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel dated May 21, 2018.