Measures to introduce new methods of interaction between science and business within the CIS are currently being taken – as informed by the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology, Aleksandr Shumilin, speaking at the 3rd Forum of CIS Scientists
“We observe the desire of CIS scientists to work together. Our priorities in science, technology and innovation are co-ordinated, and this produces positive results which lead to creation of new technologies and competitive products. This is a guarantee of success of our joint programmes and a good opportunity to gain a foothold in the international markets of high-tech products,” Mr. Shumilin said.
The Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technology reminded that, in 2020, an interstate programme of innovative co-operation between CIS member states until 2030 was adopted – following a decision of the CIS Council of Heads of Government. It will be implemented by about three dozen scientific and innovative organisations, including Belarus’ National Academy of Sciences, the Skolkovo Foundation, the National Venture Fund of Armenia, the Belarusian Innovation Fund, the subjects of CIS innovation infrastructure, and others. Their activity is expected to result in an increase in the number of breakthrough technologies and promising developments, production of high-tech competitive goods and services within the CIS common innovation space.