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National Innovation System

National Innovation System

The National Innovation System of the Republic of Belarus is a combination of state bodies, other state organizations that regulate within their competence relations in the field of innovation, legal entities and individuals, including individual entrepreneurs engaged in and (or) providing innovative activities.


The components of the National Innovation System are:

republican government bodies, other state organizations subordinate to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, local government and self-government bodies at the regional territorial level that regulate relations in the field of innovation within their competence;

subjects of innovation;

subjects of innovation infrastructure;

educational institutions providing training, retraining and advanced training of personnel in the field of innovation;

other legal entities and individuals, including individual entrepreneurs engaged in and (or) providing innovative activities.

The functioning and interaction of the components of the national innovation system are determined by regulatory legal acts.

The formation and integrated development of the national innovation system is carried out on the basis of the state program of innovative development of the Republic of Belarus.


The National Innovation System of the Republic of Belarus is managed by the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, republican government bodies, the NAS of Belarus, other state organizations, local government and self-government bodies within and in accordance with their authority.


President of the Republic of Belarus:

defines the main directions of state innovation policy;

approves the state program of innovative development of the Republic of Belarus;

determines the authorized republican government body in the field of state regulation of innovation;

exercises other powers in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law and other legislative acts.


Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus:

participates in the formation of state innovation policy;

ensures the implementation of state innovation policy;

ensures the development and implementation of the state program of innovative development of the Republic of Belarus;

exercises other powers in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, this Law, other laws and acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus.


State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus:

pursues state innovation policy, carries out regulation and management in the field of innovation;

coordinates the activities of republican government bodies and other state organizations subordinate to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, local government and self-government bodies of the regional territorial level in the field of innovation;

forms the state program of innovative development of the Republic of Belarus and coordinates its implementation;

contributes to the creation and development of innovative infrastructure;

provides scientific and methodological support for the implementation of innovative technological monitoring;

determines the procedure for assessing the level of innovative development by type of economic activity and the level of innovative development of administrative-territorial units;

exercises other powers stipulated by this Law and other legislative acts.


Republican bodies of state administration, other state organizations subordinate to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus:

develop proposals for areas of state innovation policy and innovation;

ensure the formation and implementation of innovative development programs and innovative projects;

develop proposals to improve the mechanisms of legal, economic regulation and stimulate innovation;

ensure the creation and development of innovative infrastructure;

exercise other powers provided for by this Law and other legislative acts.


Local government at the regional territorial level:

ensure the formation and implementation of regional innovation development programs and innovative projects;

supervise the implementation of regional innovative development programs and innovative projects financed from the funds of the corresponding local budget, and the targeted use of these funds;

ensure the creation and development of innovative infrastructure in the region;

exercise other powers provided for by this Law and other legislative acts.