Belarus and Russia to develop a new agreement on scientific and technical cooperation
Belarus and Russia will prepare a new intergovernmental bilateral agreement on scientific and technical cooperation. This was discussed today during the meeting of the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin with the Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov. The current agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus was signed in 1996 and, in the opinion of the parties, is subject to updating.
“We live in a rapidly changing world, in the world of high technologies and information. Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent upheavals in society, many innovations have become even more in demand. What is now everyday did not exist in the late 1990s. Therefore, it is necessary to form progressive legislation in order to follow the realities of modernity in the era of digitalization, where new trends, tendencies and technologies appear, aimed at various spheres of life of the scientific community and citizens of our states", stressed Alexander Shumilin.
During the meeting, the sides also discussed the implementation of scientific and technical programs of the Union State, which correspond to the priority areas of the formation of a single scientific and technological space. We are talking about joint projects in the field of space, medicine and biotechnology, information and communication technologies, new materials and equipment, additive technologies, etc.
Following the meeting, the parties agreed to hold the next meeting of the Commission on the formation of a single scientific and technological space by the end of 2021.
Help : the following scientific and technical programs of the Union State are being implemented in 2021:
1. Development of the system of hydrometeorological security of the Union State (2017 - 2021); Executor from Belarus: “Republican Center for Hydrometeorology, Radioactive Contamination Control and Environmental Monitoring”. Performers from Russia: FSBI NPO Typhoon, FSBI SRC Planeta, FSBI GGO (Main Geophysical Observatory named after A.I. ), FGBU "Hydrometeorological Center of Russia".
2. "DNA identification" - the development of innovative genogeographic and genomic technologies for the identification of a person and individual characteristics of a person based on the study of the gene pools of the regions of the Union State (2017 - 2021); Executors from Belarus: State Scientific Institution "Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus", Scientific Research Center of the State Committee for Forensic Expertise of the Republic of Belarus. Performers from Russia: Institute of General Genetics named after N.I. Vavilov Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medical Genetics FANO Russia, Medical Genetics Research Center FANO Russia, Institute of Cytology and Genetics FANO Russia, Research Institute of Physical and Chemical Medicine FMBA Russia.
3. "Compound feed-SG" - development of innovative energy-saving technologies and equipment for the production and effective use of biosafety compound feeds for valuable fish, fur-bearing animals and certain species of animals (2018 - 2021). Executor from Belarus: RUE "Scientific and Production Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Agricultural Mechanization". Executor from Russia: JSC VNIIKP.
4. "Integration-SG" - development, modernization and harmonization of regulatory, organizational, methodological, hardware and software for the targeted use of space remote sensing systems of the Earth in Russia and Belarus (2020 - 2023). Executor from Belarus: UE "Geoinformation systems". Executor from Russia: NII KS.