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Alexander Shumilin: state is doing everything it can for self-realization of creative and scientific youth

Alexander Shumilin: state is doing everything it can for self-realization of creative and scientific youth

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Alexander Shumilin: state is doing everything it can for self-realization of creative and scientific youth

In Belarus, supportive enveronment has been created for the development and self-realization of creative and scientific youth. This was announced today at the celebrations dedicated to the Day of Knowledge and the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian National Technical University, by the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin. According to him, the involvement of young people in engineering and technical creativity, inventive and rationalization activities, the development of youth innovative entrepreneurship are the primary tasks of the state. “We have many talented and gifted students who think about the future of our state, offer fundamentally new solutions and scientific and technical developments for the good of the country, and their support is our priority,” said Alexander Shumilin. He also noted that the republican youth innovative project “100 ideas for Belarus”, the Republican competition of innovative projects, where there is a nomination “The best youth innovative project”, is held annually with the support of the SCST. Developers of promising innovative projects get the opportunity to commercialize their ideas.

The development of a research, innovation and entrepreneurial youth environment is also facilitated by the creation of appropriate infrastructure - technological clusters - at higher education institutions. The concept of "University 3.0" ("entrepreneurial university") is popular abroad and in many respects shapes trends in the development of the world higher education in recent decades. This model has also been developed in our country - an experimental project is being implemented on the basis of BSU, BNTU, BSUIR, BSTU, BSEU, etc. “Universities are sources of knowledge formation, as well as a link between the most innovative, high-tech and rapidly developing new sectors of the economy and young specialists who want to create an innovative product and commercialize it,” explained the Chairman of the SCST.

Alexander Shumilin also spoke about the fruitful and effective cooperation between the SCST and BNTU. As an example, he cited the country's leading university technological cluster - "Polytechnic". It constantly improves the material and technical base and conditions for the implementation of innovative industries by residents, the creation of an industry laboratory of sports biomechanics, international cooperation in the field of scientific, technical and innovative activities. In addition, BNTU is a co-executor of R&D within the framework of the State Scientific and Technical Enterprise "Building structures, materials and technologies" for the development of a constructive and technological system of residential buildings for industrial housing construction, which provides an opportunity to realize various consumer appeals in the process of construction and operation of buildings. The BNTU Polytechnic Science and Technology Park actively participates in scientific and technical programs, as well as in the State Program for Innovative Development of the Republic of Belarus.