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"Hi-tech projects is our priority", article by A. Shumilin for "ChD"

"Hi-tech projects is our priority", article by A. Shumilin for "ChD"

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"Hi-tech projects is our priority", article by A. Shumilin for "ChD"

First of all, I would like to note that the State Innovative Development Program of Belarus for 2016-2020 includes 111 projects to create new industries that are crucial for the innovative development of the country. Forty of them are based on technologies of V-VI technological paradigm. We never stop working in this direction, and it is already possible to see the dynamic development of the innovation infrastructure. Network of its subjects covers all regional centers of the republic and includes 25 organizations, including 15 technology parks, 9 technology transfer centers and the Belarusian Innovation Fund.

SCST developed system measures aimed at creating conditions for the development of technology parks as a regional innovation sites for the high-tech industry organizations. In many ways, thanks to the steps taken in 2018, the first private technopark was established on the basis of Inkata, which specializes in promoting projects at the initial stage - start-ups and providing engineering services.

We can't but be proud of our country advances in innovative entrepreneurship. In 2018, technoparks and their residents created more than 600 jobs, and the total number of their employees exceeded 2,300 people. The output of innovative products amounted to more than 118 million rubles (while the aim was 49 million), and exports of high-tech products increased by 20% and approached $ 14 billion.

Companies such as BELAZ, which produced about 300 mining dump trucks worth about $ 200 million, and INTEGRAL OJSC, which produced more than $ 5 million 21-bit chip sets, showed impressive results within state scientific and technical programs. Meanwile, the "KVAND IS", acquired production of a course-and-glide system for launching and landing unmanned aerial vehicles.

At the same time, we build the foundation for further development of scientific and technical programs for the 2021-2025 period. The State Committee on Science and Technology jointly with interested parties prepared a draft decree defining the mechanism for introducing a new system of scientific, technical and innovation priorities. It is planned to improve the mechanism for managing the innovation cycle - from idea to creation and market entry strategy.

We are well aware that in order to ensure the achievement of goal outlined by the President of the Republic of Belarus on doubling GDP growth, it is necessary to build the economy of tomorrow. That is why among the specific areas on which it is necessary to concentrate our efforts during the current year in the industrial complex, we distinguish electric vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, laser and optoelectronic equipment, high-tech instrumentation, robotics and genomic technologies.

I want to note that the SCST takes the necessary measures to create conditions for the development of areas mentioned above. Thus, when selecting projects for financing from the funds of the republican centralized fund, we prioritize high-tech industriesprojects .

In addition, from 2018, the sale of V and V technological paradigmhigh-tech goods is exempt from income tax. And if now the projects of the state program based on technologies of higher paradigm amount to 35 percent of the total number of implemented ones, we plan to increase that number to at least 45.percent

In addition, the State Committee on Science and Technology took measures to increase financial resources allocated to applied research and development. Last year, 60 million rubles from the funds of innovation funds were allocated for these purposes. At the same time, all applications of scientists received financial help for the second year in a row. In general, as part of the implementation of scientific and technical programs this year, the task is to ensure the output of products based on the developed innovations in the amount of not less than 5 billion rubles.