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Belarus and Serbia to carry out 10 joint R&D projects in 2020-2021

Belarus and Serbia to carry out 10 joint R&D projects in 2020-2021

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Belarus and Serbia to carry out 10 joint R&D projects in 2020-2021

Belarusian and Serbian scientists are going to carry out 10 joint  R&D projects in 2020-2021, as well as to intensify their joint participation in the Horizon 2020, the European Union's framework for science and innovation. This was announced today by Alexander Shumilinat, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, at a meeting of the joint Belarusian-Serbian commission on scientific and technical cooperation.

According to him, new joint scientific and technical projects are planned to be implemented in the field of agriculture and food, biotechnology, nanomaterials, laser and chemical technologies. “The potential of bilateral cooperation in the scientific, technical and innovative sphere is far from being exhausted, and we should set new strategic goals. In particular, interaction in the field of high technologies, including in the field of ICT, pharmacy, optics, bioorganic chemistry,” said Alexander Shumilin.

Following the visit of the Belarusian delegation to Belgrade, it is planned to sign a protocol of the commission’s meeting, an executive program for scientific, technical and innovative cooperation for 2020-2021 between the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, as well as a memorandum on mutual understanding in the implementation of cooperation in the field of innovation and development of digital technologies between the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the Cabinet of Ministers without portfolio responsible for innovation and technological development in the Government of the Republic of Serbia.

In 2019, Belarusian and Serbian scientists carried out 10 scientific and technical projects, of which 5 projects - on physical and mathematical sciences, 2 projects - on chemical sciences and Earth sciences and 3 projects - on agricultural and biological sciences. From the Belarusian side, the executors of seven projects are organizations of the NAS of Belarus, and three projects are organizations of the Ministry of Education.

Scientific and technical cooperation between Belarus and Serbia is carried out in the framework of the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia of March 6, 1996.