Young scientists of Belarus, China actively involved in joint innovation projects
17 November 2020
MINSK - Young scientists from Belarus and China are actively involved in joint innovation projects, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus Aleksandr Shumilin said at the opening ceremony of the 7th Belarusian-Chinese Youth Innovation Forum “New Horizons - 2020”, BelTA learned from the press service of the organization.
“Educated and enterprising young people - students, graduate students, young scientists - are actively working on the innovative development of Belarus and China, participate in joint projects, contribute to expanding mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. We promote interaction between young innovators of Belarus and China, support numerous serving this purpose, including the New Horizons – 2020 forum and the Belarusian-Chinese Youth Competition of Research and Innovation Projects,” Aleksandr Shumilin said.
According to him, the number of joint Belarusian-Chinese projects in 2019-2020 increased by a quarter compared to the previous two-year cycle. Their topics have become more diverse. The existing projects cover such areas as electronics and information and communication technologies, materials science, mechanics and engineering, energy efficiency and energy saving, transport systems, metallurgy, biotechnology, chemistry and agricultural technologies.
The chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology stressed that the joint projects implemented earlier had brought practical results. For example, highly efficient equipment and technological processes developed jointly with Harbin Polytechnic University are used in the Scientific and Technological Park of Polytechnic and in Polymedtech in the manufacture of medical devices for traumatology, orthopedics, cardiology, vascular surgery and dentistry. As a result of a joint project of BNTU Technopark Polytechnic and Lanzhou Technological University, schemes and modes of cold supersonic sputtering with maximum technical and economic performance have been developed. They are used to execute orders of industrial enterprises of Belarus.
Belarus and China are also actively cooperating in the development of innovation infrastructure. An enterprise has already been set up for the production of solar energy equipment in the Chinese-Belarusian industrial park Great Stone, as well as a training test center at the joint institute of BSU and Dalian Polytechnic University. The work on the development of the Chinese-Belarusian center of cooperation in the transformation of scientific and technical achievements in the Great Stone continues.