The roundtable meeting “Topical Issues Related to Technology Transfer. Information Support of Innovatory Activity. Public-Private Partnership” took place at the National Library of Belarus in Minsk on 12 May 2008. The organizers are the National Library of Belarus, the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer, the Minsk State Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, and Expoforum Exhibition Enterprise. Certain organisational and financial support was provided in framework of the Project “Strengthening the National System for Technology Transfer in the Republic of Belarus on the Basis of Information and Communication Technologies” jointly run by the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus and the UNDP.
More than 50 directors and managers, founders, experts and key specialists of Belarusian enterprises, as well as those from any interested organizations, representatives of the government bodies, ministries and public authorities, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, institutions of higher education took part in the roundtable discussions.
Among the active participants there were Director of the National Library of Belarus Mr. Motulskiy, Head of the Department on Science and Innovative Development of the Administration of the Council of Ministers of the Republi of Belarus Mr. Sapyolkin, Chairman of the Supreme Coordination Council of the Republican Confederation of Entrepreneurship, Chairman of the Minsk Capital Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers Mr. Karyagin, First Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Economy of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Belarus Mr. Nikolov, Head of the Department of Commerce and Economy of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Belarus Mr. Mravik, etc. Reports have been delivered by Director of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer Mr. Uspenskiy, Dean of the Faculty of Finance and Banking of the Belarusian State University of Economics Ms Bogdan, Head of the Administrative Department for Policy Making in Scientific and Technology of the State Committee on Science and Technology Mr. Korshunov, Head of Sector of the National Library of Belarus Mr. Brichkovskiy, Head of the Department of International Scientific and Technical Collaboration of the Belarusian Institute for System Analysis Ms Lyadnova, Director-General of the Republican Association of Industrial Enterprises Mr. Zharnikov.
The primary goal behind the event was to discuss the suggestions and recommendations regarding the draft law “On Technology Transfer” and laws that regulate the innovatory activity in Belarus. Some suggestions on further development of the information infrastructure of the domestic innovation system had been expected, too.
There were several issues taken up under various topics:
- amending the national laws, regulations and policies in the sphere of innovatory activity, and studying the best relevant and applicable experience of foreign countries;
- regulating the management of property rights for the outcomes of research and engineering work and use of the outcomes;
- options of the information services offered by the National Library of Belarus to agents of innovatory activity;
- the outcomes, opportunities and prospects for Belarus’ partaking in the EU FP6 and FP7;
- the best priorities and lines in cooperation between small and medium-sized businesses in Belarus.
The resolution of the roundtable meeting, the delivered reports and presentations will be posted on the Web portal of RCTT somewhat later.