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06 August 2020, 17:07

Opinion: The state shows an example of how to create infrastructure for innovative manufactures

Yuri Romanovsky. An archive photo
Yuri Romanovsky. An archive photo

GRODNO, 6 August (BelTA) - The state shows an example of how to create infrastructure for innovative manufactures in the regions, Yuri Romanovsky, Vice Rector of the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University told BelTA as he commented on the president's address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly.

In the address the head of state urged not to rely on foreign investments but to create manufactures in the regions with the focus on innovative and competitive products.

“Today, the state provides great opportunities for every citizen of our country to invest in the development of the economy, including in the regions. Thus, with the support of the innovation fund of the Grodno regional administration and the National Central Innovation Fund the Yanka Kupala Grodno State University has set up a science and technology park, which has become a platform for supporting and developing small and medium-sized innovative entrepreneurship. The park plans to commercialize scientific projects of students, scientists, and university workers. It also provides wide opportunities for investment in innovative manufacturing methods,” Yuri Romanovsky said. Today there are ten companies in the park. One company, for example, is involved in the development of electric cars. Another resident works with IT technologies in the construction sector.

Yuri Romanovsky stressed that the science and technology park uses the premises that had stood idle. In 2018, an administrative building of some 1,000m2 in Grodno (Gospodarchaya Street) was reconstructed for the needs of the university's science and technology park.

“Construction works are completing on the site nearby. The area of the second stage of the science and technology park will make more than 6,000m2. These will be office and production floors, halls for negotiations and conferences,” said Yuri Romanovsky. The facility infrastructure meets all modern requirements. A part of the second stage of the science and technology park has already been reserved by potential residents.

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