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22 Nov 2016

Belarusian scientists to help develop equipment for Russian particle accelerator

MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus Alexander Shumilin is taking part in the session of the committee of plenipotentiary representatives of the governments of the states members of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Krakow, Poland, the press service of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus told BelTA.

Alexander Shumilin is expected to meet with top officials of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research to discuss priorities in the development of science and technology as well as prospects of near-future bilateral cooperation, including the signing of new contracts for selling high-tech products and services. The Belarusian side intends to develop and produce a pilot batch of microchips, sell a high-precision optical system for a neutron tomography and radiography station, and develop equipment for the Russian collider NICA.

In January-September 2016 the export of Belarusian science-intensive and high-tech products to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research was close to $1.7 million. In 2015 the export totaled $1.09 million.

While in Poland the Chairman of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus is also expected to meet with representatives of the administrations of the Jagiellonian University and technological parks to discuss ways to step up technology transfer in promising cooperation avenues, the implementation of joint R&D and innovation projects, including as part of the European Union’s science and innovation program Horizon 2020.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is an international intergovernmental science and research organization that has been established to combine the scientific and material efforts of the member states for the sake of studying fundamentals of nuclear energy. The main areas of theoretical and experimental research in JINR include elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics. As many as 18 countries are members of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research.

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