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Belarus and China to announce a competition for joint R&D projects for 2021-2022

Belarus and China to announce a competition for joint R&D projects for 2021-2022

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Belarus and China to announce a competition for joint R&D projects for 2021-2022

Belarus and China will hold a new competition for joint R&D projects for 2021-2022 in the field of ICT, medicine and pharmacy, biotechnology, mechanical engineering, new materials and agriculture. This was announced today by the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin at the third meeting of the Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation. In his words, the parties plan to implement at least 40 joint projects in two years. “The scientific and technological development directions in Belarus and China coincide in many respects. Therefore, we can say with confidence that we have a huge potential for the implementation of joint projects in a number of areas of mutual interest,” stressed Alexander Shumilin.

He also noted that in recent years, bilateral scientific, technical and innovative cooperation has significantly expanded: if, according to the results of the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee on Cooperation, 28 projects were implemented in the field of microelectronics, optical and laser technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, then following the results of the second meeting the number increased by a quarter. Based on the results of joint projects, highly efficient equipment for the production of medical devices for various purposes, as well as schemes and modes of cold supersonic spraying, and other devices have been developed. In addition, an educational testing center was created on the basis of the joint institute of BSU and Dalian Polytechnic University, a joint research and educational center in the field of high technologies of the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics and the East China Research Institute of Computer Technologies, the Chinese-Belarusian Innovation Center industrial technologies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Academy of Sciences of the Guangdong Province. The construction of the building complex of the Belarusian-Chinese Technopark in Changchun was completed as well.