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Alexander Shumilin: New CIS program of innovative cooperation to become more flexible and adaptable

Alexander Shumilin: New CIS program of innovative cooperation to become more flexible and adaptable

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The interstate program of innovative cooperation of the CIS member states for the period up to 2030 has become more flexible in its implementation and adaptive to modern realities. This was announced today at a meeting of the Interstate Council for Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (ISSTI) by Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin. According to him, the previous program set a strict condition on the need for three states participating in the project, which sometimes led to a halt in work on its implementation. “The new program provides for the opportunity to start implementing projects with the participation of two CIS member states and further accession of other interested countries,” he stressed. Alexander Shumilin also noted that the organization of large-scale production of high-tech competitive goods and promising developments within the common innovation space of the Commonwealth is the main task of the program.

At the meeting of the ICSTI, it is planned to make a number of decisions, including on the preparation of a draft Comprehensive Action Plan for the implementation of the Interstate Program of Innovative Cooperation of the CIS Member States for the Period up to 2030 and the Concept of Scientific, Technical and Technological Cooperation of the CIS Member States.

This year, the implementation of the Interstate Program of Innovative Cooperation of the CIS Member States for the period up to 2020 ends. During its implementation, since 2012, certain results have been achieved: an operating mechanism for the implementation of interstate innovation projects has been formed, a regulatory legal framework has been created for the successful interaction of participants, the process of forming an innovative infrastructure is underway. Belarusian organizations were executors of 9 out of 10 interstate innovation projects. Among the most significant are the development and implementation of an integrated information system for aerospace predictive monitoring of natural emergencies (it will reduce from 10% to 20% damage from natural emergencies and the costs of eliminating their consequences due to timely measures), the development of a highly sensitive test system for the detection of hepatitis E in humans, wild and domestic pigs, rabbits and deer. By the way, based on the data obtained, a system of anti-epidemic measures among the population of Belarus has been developed.

It should be noted that 2021 is the anniversary year of the CIS: December 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Agreement on the Creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In this regard, on September 15, 2020, following the meeting of the CIS Economic Council, the Action Plan dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Commonwealth of Independent States was approved.

Among the activities of the Plan are the jubilee meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth, scheduled meetings of the CIS sectoral cooperation bodies dedicated to the significant date, the International Scientific and Practical Conference "30 Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States: Results, Prospects", the XVI Forum of Creative and Scientific Intelligentsia of the CIS Member States , "CIS Weeks" in the Commonwealth countries, a single lesson in educational institutions, exhibitions and expositions, games and tournaments in various sports.