Polytechnic and Pardis ready to become partners
By Olga Belova
A memorandum on partnership intentions in technologies and innovations, signed recently between the Belarusian National Technical University’s Polytechnic and Iran’s Pardis Technology Park, is to promote joint projects. The agreement envisages collaboration in innovative and sci-tech areas, as well as in training of scientific staff. Direct contacts are planned between scientific institutions and companies from our two states, while creating conditions for the development of joint scientific-research projects. The memorandum will also promote the formation of joint manufactures and output of sci-tech goods.
The Deputy Director General of the Polytechnic Technopark on International Co-operation, Gennady Pyatigor, notes that Belarus is keen to develop partnerships with Iranian scientists in all mutually beneficial spheres. He explains that our colleagues are showing interest in our laser technologies but admits that ‘we haven’t yet outlined definite projects’. However, he hopes that interaction in this sphere will be ‘real and mutually beneficial’.
The Polytechnic is now studying how best to create a joint centre of sci-tech co-operation with Iranian scientists, promoting Belarusian-Iranian sci-tech projects and allowing new technologies and ideas to be shared. It would work to attract international financing and to promote Belarusian developments to new sales markets.