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"Additional benefits for technological parks to be prescribed in Belarus", an article, Belarusy I Rynok

Oct 18, 2017

The State Committee on Science and Technology completed the work on the draft presidential decree, which should introduce changes in the conditions for the operation of technological parks in our country, as well as technology transfer centers and other innovation structure entities. Technological park entities will be exempted from VAT and customs duties when importing a technological equipment and spare parts to it, as well as components. Residents will be given the right to apply a simplified system of taxation, regardless of subordination, a form of ownership and a type of legal entity. The document also prescribes a mechanism for reinvesting tax revenues from residents in the development of the technological parks and the infrastructure. An additional incentive for scientists will be the exemption from liability in the absence of commercialization of the results of scientific and technical activities. This is envisaged by another draft decree prepared by the SCST. ... » more
"How to stimulate innovation," an article, Ekonomitcheskaya Gazeta

Oct 19, 2017

The draft decree "On Amendments to Certain Decrees of the President of the Republic of Belarus on the Creation and Activity of Innovation Infrastructure Entities" was discussed at the meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the State Committee on Science and Technology on October 16, the SCST reported. How to Stimulate Innovation The project is aimed at improving the conditions for the creation and operation of innovation infrastructure entities (technology parks and technology transfer centers) and the development of innovative business in general. ... » more
Belarusian-Russian Venture Fund to finance project of Belarusian company

Oct 16, 2017

ONT The agreement was signed in Minsk. Venture investments (also called risky investments) are a means to enter the market with innovative ideas and projects that offer new approaches to solving common problems. The company of Vladislav Lukashevich has developed a new tool for the rehabilitation of patients who have suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Vladislav Lukashevich entered the final of My Business project of ONT with his idea. The developed simulator has already received an approval from physicians, but a serial production has not yet been established. The venture fund will contribute 800,000 rubles to the authorized capital of the company. Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus: ‘We have a venture capital market just emerging. We are grateful to our colleagues who agreed to invest. We need to learn new financing schemes. We created projects, but it's important to get funding. ... » more
Belarusian scientists take part in global European program on creation of batteries for electro mobiles

Oct 11, 2017

STV This was announced in the course of the briefing with foreign diplomats of the Central European Initiative member-states on December 10, 24 Hours News of STV reports. The meeting of the participants of the organization will be held in Minsk on October 26. Biotechnologies in pharmaceutics and agriculture will be the main topics of the summit. The forum provides additive opportunities for the expansion of the interaction with the European Union for Belarus, which is a Chairman of the initiative. The market of biotechnologies is considered as the one of the quick growing. Annually it increases by 10%, and its volume may make up 1 trillion USD by 2025. Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus: ‘Last year the quantity of the produced pharmaceutical products was worth 500,000,000 USD. More than 52% of drugs were produced in Belarus. ... » more