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SCST reviewed the list of state and regional R&D programs for 2021-2025

SCST reviewed the list of state and regional R&D programs for 2021-2025

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SCST reviewed the list of state and regional R&D programs for 2021-2025

The panel of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus considered and approved 15 state R&D programs and 2 regional R&D programs for 2021-2025 in six priority areas of scientific, technical and innovative activities, approved by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 156 dated May 7, 2020.

Priority areas of scientific, technical and innovative activities, as noted by the Chairman of the SCST Alexander Shumilin, are the basis and guideline for the formation of state policy in these areas, including the priority use of funds from the republican and local budgets allocated for scientific and innovative activities.

Having a developed industrial complex, Belarus formed the largest number - namely five - of state R&D programs in the priority area of ​​"Engineering, engineering technologies, instrumentation and innovative materials." Promising areas are also biological, medical and pharmaceutical technologies and production, where three state programs are being formed. The same number of programs is within the area "Ensuring the safety of people, society and the state." Two state programs - “Ecology and rational nature management” and “Building structures, materials and technologies” - are being formed in the priority area “Energy, construction, ecology and rational nature management”. The priority areas "Digital information and communication and interdisciplinary technologies, production based on them" and "Agro-industrial and food technologies" has one program each.

“The programs are aimed at further development of information, medical, engineering, agricultural technologies, energy, construction, ecology and the creation of innovative industries based on technologies of V and VI technological modes,” Alexander Shumilin emphasized.