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CIS innovative cooperation projects into commercialization phase

Economy 17.03.2017 | 14:49

MINSK, 17 March (BelTA) – The projects of the CIS interstate innovative cooperation program for the period up to 2020 are entering the phase of commercialization. The matter was high on the agenda of a session of the CIS Economic Council which is running in Moscow, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus.

A Belarusian delegation led by Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology Alexander Shumilin is attending the meeting which is reviewing the results of the program achieved in 2016 and the list of pilot innovative projects. About 10 projects are currently underway in information and telecommunication technologies, nanomaterials, aerospace and transportation systems, health, environmental management, industrial technology, energy efficiency and energy saving. With the financing provided by the participating states, the projects are past the design and testing phase and are entering the phase of commercialization,” Alexander Shumilin said.

All projects are in sync with the main trend of the program which is the integration of intellectual, technological, industrial and financial capacities of the CIS countries in order to create competitive products and technologies. For example, participating organizations from Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan will develop a system for assessment of contamination of the geological environment by oil products and its recovery on the basis of self-organization principles. Another pilot project involving organizations from Russia, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan is aimed at creating the technical and software/hardware to identify the precursors of natural and man-made disasters, metrological parameters, cartographic and methodological projections. There are plans to start the production of new catalysts for the systems of steam conversion of hydrocarbons to hydrogen fuel, membranes for the hydrogeneous fuel separation systems, new materials on the basis of intermetalline compositions titanium-aluminum-niobium.

The list of projects has been compiled for the second stage. “The matter is regularly discussed at meetings of the Interstate Council. A preliminary list was compiled. It now includes 43 projects,” said Alexander Shumilin. Information on the projects has been distributed among national contact centers with a view to find partner organizations from other CIS countries. Science and technology programs of the Union State and the CIS interstate program planned for the implementation in 2016-2020 can also be of interest to businessmen and financial institutions of the CIS member states.

While in Moscow, Alexander Shumilin is expected to take part in a plenary session of the CIS economic forum.

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