The twenty third session of the ongoing seminar under the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia concerning the Union State development and devoted to subject “Priority orientations of research-and-technology activity within the single scientific-technologic space of the Union State: problems and perspectives” was held in Twer on March 3–4, 2011. Alexander Uspensky, Director of the Republican Centre for Technology Transfer, took part in the seminar work with his report “Commercializing research investigation results within the single scientific-technologic space of the Union State: problems and perspectives”.
69 seminar attendees included the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia deputies, representatives of the republican state administration bodies of the Republic of Belarus and federal executive bodies of the Russian Federation, Permanent Committee of the Union State, leading Russian and Belarusian scientists, heads of the major scientific and educational institutions, innovative infrastructure representatives.
The issues regarding the research-and-technology and innovative collaboration of Belarus and Russia within the single scientific-technologic space were comprehensively considered and discussed during the seminar. The special focus was placed on:
- creating and realizing the research-and-technology policy in the member states;
- improving the research-and-technology and innovative activity management system;
- legal regulation of the research-and-technology and innovative activity;
- forms and conditions of the joint activity of Belarus and Russia innovative infrastructure;
- innovative programs and projects of the Union State and their financial backing;
- forms and mechanisms of the collaboration in the field of commercializing research investigation results and technologies transfer;
- foreign experience in the innovative activity organization as well as experience of separate Belarus and Russia regions with regard to retaining and building-up the innovative potential.
Following the results of the seminar work the participants accepted the recommendations aimed at activating and efficiency upgrading with reference to the collaboration of Belarus and Russia in the research-and-technology and innovative fields in order to create conditions for improving the quality of life and developing the investment potential.