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GKNT and the Industrial Park Development Company discussed prospects for cooperation

GKNT and the Industrial Park Development Company discussed prospects for cooperation

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GKNT and the Industrial Park Development Company discussed prospects for cooperation

The State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Industrial Park Development Company CJSC discussed the prospects for scientific, technical and innovative cooperation, including in the field of information technology, new materials and venture funding, and the use of the Chinese Iskra program to support scientific - research projects at the early and middle stages of the life cycle. This was discussed today at a meeting of the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology Alexander Shumilin with the General Director of the company Yan Gang.

During the meeting, the sides also discussed the development of the Chinese-Belarusian Innovation Center for the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements, created in the Great Stone Industrial Park, and filling it with promising start-up projects and joint ventures. «We associate the prospects for the further development of the Great Stone with the creation of production facilities based on new and high technologies, including those resulting from joint scientific and technical projects. We hope that through joint efforts this platform will receive dynamic development and bring significant results for the innovative development of the two countries», - stressed Alexander Shumilin.

China is a strategic partner for Belarus, including in the field of science and technology. This is confirmed by intensive interaction at the state level. In particular, under the auspices of the State Committee for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, the Commission for Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Belarusian-Chinese Intergovernmental Committee for Cooperation is working. Good results are demonstrated by the program of Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technical cooperation for 2021 - 2022, within the framework of which 35 joint scientific and technical projects are financed in priority areas for the parties; preparations are underway for the opening of the next competition to support projects in 2022-2023. New joint subjects of innovation infrastructure are being created - in 2020, the first residents of the Belarusian-Chinese Technopark in the city of Changchun received the incubator. The project is planned to be implemented during 2020 - 2023, the amount of investments will be at least 500 thousand US dollars. Also, last year the Chinese-Belarusian Innovation Center for the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements was opened.

For reference: The Innovation Center is a complex platform for the development of start-up projects in the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park «Great Stone». Its activities are aimed at increasing the intensity of attracting scientific and technical projects to the industrial park. In functional terms, the innovation center will combine the development of 5 platforms: an incubation platform for the development of start-up projects; a platform for the integration of venture and industrial funds; demonstration and trading platform; platforms of the Chinese-Belarusian scientific and technical cooperation; production platform for successfully developing R&D projects.

GKNT and the Industrial Park Development Company discussed prospects for cooperation