At present, projects are being realised by Belarusian and Lithuanian physicists, financed independently on each side. “We’ve set a new task — to fund innovative projects by attracting investments from third parties (including the EU), while jointly entering the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development,” explains the Director of the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences’ Physics Institute, Vladimir Kabanov.
For over three decades, scientists from the Institute have been collaborating with specialists from the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences’ Centre of Physical Sciences and Technologies, the Vilnius University and other Lithuanian scientific establishments. “We now operate within seven joint projects dealing with laser and laser-optical technologies and the application of lasers in medicine, ecology and other spheres,” notes Mr. Kabanov. He stresses that the project regarding studies of semiconductor systems has been successful (realised jointly with the Vilnius University).
Minsk recently hosted the 19th Belarusian-Lithuanian seminar — Lasers and Optical Nonlinearity — gathering 25 employees from Lithuanian scientific establishments, in addition to 50 Belarusian participants.