The seminar “Technology Transfer as an Element of National Innovation Activity” was held on 1 March in Minsk, at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The audience consisted of 48 representatives of managerial staff and specialists of all the regional executive committees of Belarus, the Minsk Municipal Executive Committee, other municipal, district and local public authorities supervising innovation-related project and development activities. 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 further development of technology transfer in Belarus.
Each of the trainees received a set of the leaflets issued by RCTT:
In addition, the audience was informed about the goals and objectives of the Project “Information Technologies to Open Knowledge for Eastern Europe and Central Asia” that had been implemented under the FP7. The Project, with RCTT involved, is meant to assist the technology transfer in the ICT domain by helping primarily enterprises, organizations and institutions in the target countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine and other Central Asian countries).
The basic 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 science-related programmes run by the EU in the ICT field; involving the target countries in more sector-wise international projects.