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10 Apr 2019

Expert: International cooperation helps Belarus implement many important projects

Expert: International cooperation helps Belarus implement many important projects
Oleg Baranovsky. An archive photo

MINSK, 10 April (BelTA) - International cooperation helps Belarus implement many projects important for the society and the state, head of the science and innovative activity department at the Belarusian Education Ministry Oleg Baranovsky said at the 6th Belarusian-Korean forum Science. Innovations. Industry which is underway in Minsk, BelTA has learned.

“The forum has become a traditional event. This confirms the importance of developing and strengthening Belarusian-Korean relations in the sci-tech sector. The forum is a platform to develop practical proposals for deepening the integration of science, innovations, and manufacturing in order to form a competitive economic model that is based on scientific research results, high technology and commercialization of the results of sci-tech activities,” said Oleg Baranovsky.

In his opinion, Belarus and the Republic of Korea enjoy positive interstate relations, which make it possible to fill in joint work in science and technology with concrete projects. “It is obvious that without international cooperation it is impossible to implement important government projects aimed at ensuring the sustainable development of society. Only through interaction and complementarity of national economies can the global problems of any state be successfully overcome,” the head of the department said.

The specialist stressed that the successful development of society, the implementation of socially significant projects is possible today only through the innovative path of economic development. In this regard, bio and nanotechnology, the theme discussed at this year’s forum, is of undoubted interest.

Rector of the Belarusian National Technical University Sergei Kharitonchik echoed Oleg Baranovsky’s opinion. “Bio and nanotechnologies represent the newest and most important areas of sci-tech progress. They will predetermine the development of the economy in the future. According to U.S. scientists, nanotechnologies will make the same revolution in the manipulation of materia that computers have made in manipulating information,” he said.

The rector of the Belarusian National Technical University stressed that the university is open for cooperation with organizations of the Republic of Korea in any engineering areas using new and high technologies. He said that very soon the university will open a rapid prototyping laboratory established under the Erasmus Plus European program. He addressed Korean counterparts with a request to provide expert support for its work. Sergei Kharitonchik emphasized the importance of holding events like the ongoing forum. “The role of the forum is to achieve, through joint efforts, the integration of science into manufacturing, to promote the development of the digital economy and thus contribute to the Belarusian-Korean relations,” he said.

Minsk is hosting the Belarusian-Korean forum Science. Innovations. Industry at the science and technology park Polytechnic. The business program of the forum includes a plenary session, speeches by experts as part of the scientific sections to discuss Nanotechnology and Biotechnology, and also a sci-tech information seminar with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI).

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