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About 300 applications were submitted for the II Chinese-Belarusian Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects

About 300 applications were submitted for the II Chinese-Belarusian Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects

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About 300 applications were submitted for the II Chinese-Belarusian Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects

About 300 applications were submitted for the II Chinese-Belarusian Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects, including 195 from Belarus. This was announced today at the opening of the competition by the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Shumilin. According to him, the largest number of projects were received in technical disciplines – 66% of all applications. In second place – humanities, followed by medicine and pharmacy.

"Both Belarus and China pay great attention to the development of youth entrepreneurship, as well as innovative business. These sectors are the most mobile and flexible. The number of applications submitted this year confirms the demand for today's event among talented young people and we can say with confidence that holding such a competition is a long-term investment in the development of Belarusian-Chinese relations, " Alexander Shumilin stressed. He also noted that cooperation with China is developing dynamically and in a wide range of areas. The number and scale of joint scientific and technical projects is growing, as it should be "in the spirit of all-weather friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership". "Over the past 5 years, the number of Belarusian-Chinese projects has increased by more than 50 percent, and now our scientists, with the support of the State Committee for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, are successfully implementing projects in the field of microelectronics, optical and laser technologies, biotechnologies and new materials," the Chairman of the SCST said.

Among the significant strategic projects are the opening of the Chinese-Belarusian Innovation Center for the Commercialization of Scientific and Technological Achievements and the Chinese-Belarusian Innovation Center for Industrial Technologies in the Great Stone Industrial Park. Work continues on the development of the Belarusian-Chinese technopark in Changchun. The first three residents were admitted to the joint technopark: the Chinese-Belarusian Center for Research and Development of Precision Medical Equipment of the BNTU Polytechnic Technopark and the Belarusian-Chinese Technopark in Changchun; The Belarusian-Chinese center for the joint development and application of carbon-carbon composite materials between JSC "SvetlogorskKhimvolokno" and the company "Jilin Lenke"; the Belarusian-Chinese Center for the development of functional berry crops between the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, LLC "Polessky Zhuraviny" and the North-Eastern Institute of Geography and Ecology of Agriculture of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

"To support the growing dynamics of the Belarusian-Chinese cooperation, we should focus on improving the conditions for mutually beneficial cooperation, expanding and deepening contacts, including among young people. This year, the State Committee for Science and Technology, together with the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, will announce a new competition for Belarusian-Chinese scientific and technical projects for 2022-2023. I invite young scientists from Belarus and China to submit their projects to this competition, and we will support the best of them financially, " Alexander Shumilin said.

The Second Chinese-Belarusian Youth Competition for Research and Innovation Projects is being held in Minsk on May 20-21, 2021. It is attended by students, undergraduates, postgraduates and young scientists with presentations of their projects in the following categories: information technology; mechanical engineering and metallurgy; ecology; agriculture; medicine; educational technologies, etc.

The organizers of the competition are the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Belarus, the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the Belarusian National Technical University, the Confucius Institute for Science and Technology of BNTU, the Scientific and Technological Park of BNTU "Polytechnic".