A seminar “Technology Transfer as an Element of National Innovation Activity” was this time held at the Research and Science Professional Training Institute under the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (http://ipnk.basnet.by). The target audience consisted of 28 MA course students of the National Academy of Sciences. The seminar was moderated by Director of RCTT A. Uspenskiy.
The seminar highlighted the following issues:
· the role of technology transfer and the world’s experience in it;
· the means and instruments of technology transfer;
· the present status and prospects for development of technology transfer in Belarus.
At the end of the visit each of the trainees received a set of the leaflets and issued by RCTT:
· “RCTT: Promotion of Cooperation Between Hi-Tech Developers, Entrepreneurs and Investors”,
· “Technology Transfer, What Is It?” (the leaflet preferably for young communities),
· “Technology Transfer: Union of Science and Business” (the leaflet preferably for entrepreneurs).
In addition, the trainees were informed about the goals and objectives of the Project “Information Technologies to Open Knowledge for Eastern Europe and Central Asia” being implemented under the 7th Framework Programme of EU for science- and technology-related cooperation, with RCTT involved. The Project is meant to assist the technology transfer in the ICT domain by helping primarily enterprises, organizations and institutions in the target countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and other Central Asian countries).
Basically, the goals of the Project are:
· to reveal new opportunities for collaboration between the European Union, Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the ICT sector;
· to promote the science-focused programmes run by the EU in the ICT field; involve the target countries in more sector-wise international projects.