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Moscow hosts 84th meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Economic Council

Moscow hosts 84th meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Economic Council

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Moscow hosts 84th meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Economic Council

Moscow hosts the 84th meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States Economic Council. There are ten issues on the agenda, including the implementation of pilot interstate innovation projects within the Interstate Program for Innovative Cooperation between the CIS Member States for the period until 2020. The Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin spoke on the matter and noted that one of the main elements of the Interstate Program for innovative cooperation between the CIS member states for the period until 2020 is the implementation of pilot projects. Currently, 10 pilot interstate innovation projects are being implemented, the main participants of which are Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.

“It is safe to say that these projects today provide real results for the development of science, technology and the economy of our states,” the SCST Chairman said. So, as a result of the project to create miniature magnetic field sensors and autonomous sources of electric energy, installations for measuring magnetostriction of ferromagnetic films and installations for temperature measurements have been developed. To date, 6 such facilities are already used in scientific and educational organizations in Russia. Within the framework of the project on detonation synthesis of nanodiamonds in Belarus, more than 70 thousand munitions were disposed of. Production of detonation nanodiamonds in the amount of more than 5 million carats per year was organized.

The subjects of the projects are very extensive and affect such areas as medicine, energy efficiency, nanotechnology, etc. Organizations such as the Russian Corporation of Rocket and Space Instrument Making and Information Systems, the Joint Institute for Informatics Problems of the NAS of Belarus, the National Center for Space Research and Technology of Kazakhstan, Research Institute of Epidemiology, Virology and Medical Parasitology of Armenia, Scientific and Practical Association “Preventive Medicine” of Kyrgyzstan, S.N. Vyshelesky Institute of Experiment Pioneering Veterinary Medicine (Belarus) and others participate in their implementation. In total, 44 scientific, research and production organizations, higher education institutions are involved, which unite more than 300 scientists from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan.

The progress of pilot projects is reviewed twice a year at meetings of the Interstate Council for Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation. The last time they were considered at a meeting of the STI MC in Nur-Sultan, as well as at the Commission on Economic Affairs at the CIS Economic Council in Moscow in October 2019. At present, the program operator, the Skolkovo Foundation, is compiling a list of promising projects for the future projects of the second stage. This list has already consists of 9 projects.