More than 110 scientific and technical developments to be presented by Belarus at the Forum of Regions of Russia and Belarus

6/29/17 1:06 PM / Views:189

More than 110 high-tech and innovative developments will be presented at the exhibition within the 4th Forum of the Regions of Russia and Belarus by enterprises and organizations of the Ministry of Education, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Ministry of Health, etc. The latest achievements of Belarusian scientists and developers in ICT, nanoindustry and additive technologies, microelectronics and solar energy, biotechnology, electric transport, space technology are on the collective stand of the SCST.

Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, spoke about the latest technologies and the development of high-tech enterprises and industries in Belarus and Russia at the forum in Moscow. He noted that the key to the successful development of the economy is the joint cooperation in the production of high-tech science-intensive products based on new knowledge, innovations and high technologies in modern conditions. Information and telecommunication systems and technologies; industry of nanosystems and materials; new materials; medicine and pharmacy; living systems; rational nature management; energy and energy conservation, new sources of energy; security and counter-terrorism; resource-saving and energy-efficient technologies for the production of competitive products; production and processing of agricultural raw materials; industrial biotechnology are determined as priorities of the scientific, technological and innovative cooperation of Belarus and Russia within the Union State.

It should be noted that more than 40 programs have been implemented since the formation of scientific and technical programs. In 2016, eight scientific and technical programs of the Union State were implemented. As a result, the unique samples of new equipment and technologies were developed and introduced.

Thus, five allied programs have already been carried out in the field of space. Two more are being developed now. Thanks to cooperation with Russian colleagues, Belarusian specialists managed to create a space constellation of satellites (the Russian "Canopus-B" and Belarusian BKA-1 (the Belarusian space vehicle-1)). Now we are working on BKA-2. There is a wide range of issues of mutual interest in the field of medicine. This is the subject of stem cells, the technology of their use, new drugs, technology and new materials for medicine. One of the promising and successful areas of cooperation of Belarusian scientists with scientists of the Novosibirsk region is associated with the creation of new materials for both machine building and the chemical industry. The cooperation in the field of biotechnology is developed.

The interaction along the line of subjects of innovation infrastructure of the two countries is also actively developed. As the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology Alexander Shumilin informed, the Minsk City Technological park cooperates fruitfully with the Skolkovo Foundation and Idea Technological Park of Kazan, while the Gomel Technological Park works with Strogino Technological Park of Moscow. At present, the Vitebsk State Medical University and the St. Petersburg State Chemical and Pharmaceutical Academy are discussing the issue of establishing a joint scientific and technological park.

Belarusian young scientists are the most active participators of the work of the summer schools of the Skolkovo Open University. In 2016, under the auspices of the State Committee on Science and Technology in Minsk, the Belarusian stage of the Skolkovo start-up tour was organized in five thematic areas (information technology, energy and energy-efficient technologies, biological and medical technologies, industrial technologies and materials, biotechnology in agriculture and industry (for the first time). At present, about a third of Skolkovo companies work closely with Belarusian scientific and innovative organizations.

In order to create a modern and transparent investment tool for the development of competitive companies on the basis of high-tech developments, an agreement on the creation of the Russian-Belarusian Venture Investment Fund was signed in Moscow in December 2016. This project was implemented within the planned work of the State Committee on Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia on the development of a single scientific and technological space and the venture capital market within the Union State and the EAEC. The joint venture fund created together with the Russian Venture Company in the amount of 1.4 billion Russian rubles will enable to create a new mechanism for the formation of the venture industry in Belarus in order to develop the innovative entrepreneurship.