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SCST: the program of innovative development until 2025 will be more focused on the implementation of domestic developments

SCST: the program of innovative development until 2025 will be more focused on the implementation of domestic developments

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SCST: the program of innovative development until 2025 will be more focused on the implementation of domestic developments

The program of innovative development until 2025 will be more focused on the implementation of domestic developments. About this, as reports SB.BY, said the Chairman of the State Committee on science and technology Alexander Shumilin:

— We are working on the state program of innovative development for the next five years. It is important that it has a good start. Today, without investment in science, we will not be able to remain technologically advanced and competitive in the foreign market. There are talented people in Belarus who can create innovative developments. Therefore, the program of innovative development until 2025 will be more focused on the implementation of domestic developments.

Also, when developing a new program for the next five-year period, the SCST considers the possibility, taking into account the development of the digital economy, to use the positive effect that is already evident in the HTP.

Speaking about the results of the work of the SCST for the first quarter of 2020, Alexander Shumilin noted that the Committee is engaged in optimizing the implementation of innovative programs:

— We are considering various scenarios for the development of the situation, taking into account the pandemic. Therefore, we are conducting an audit of the current program from the point of view of implementing the most necessary. And what can wait, we postpone to a later date. At the same time, we are accelerating the implementation of projects related to medicine and the healthcare system.

The head of SCST also drew attention to the fact that when implementing programs, the issue is not only in the availability of funding, but also in logistics. Today, the borders are closed, which means that supplies of equipment and components are slowing down. This makes adjustments to the implementation of projects. At the same time the largest innovative projects will be put into operation:

— The metal rolling plant in Miory — a unique enterprise for the production of white tin-will be put into operation this year. We are taking all measures to complete the projects and ensure their commissioning. The pandemic will end, and it is important that by the time the whole world comes out of it, we have updated production facilities that can increase the demand for products and supply them to the foreign market.

The Chairman of the SCST also noted that despite the forced optimization of resources, the issues of remuneration of scientists are kept under control and will be fully implemented.