Chinese companies are interested in advancing scientific and technical cooperation with Belarus. Ways to expand partnership were discussed during the meeting of First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Sergei Chizhik with representatives of top Chinese corporations and top executives of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone on 9 September, the NASB press service told BelTA.
According to the source, the sides discussed ways to expand promising avenues of cooperation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus within the framework of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone. Presentations of innovative products by NASB divisions were also discussed. “Chinese companies represent a good example of how science can be used to produce good commercial results. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is ready to work with Chinese corporations to commercialize R&D products in many areas,” said the source.
At present the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is carrying out projects worth about $4 million together with Chinese partners. “But the figure is insufficient. The number of contracts should be higher. Joint work will allow raising the level of scientific accomplishments,” added the NASB press service.
During the talks Deputy Director General of China Electronics Technology Group Hu Aimin expressed a strong interest in cooperation with NASB organizations in a number of areas, including power engineering, information technologies, lidars and lidar technologies, and the production of new materials. It was noted that Belarus and China could use new avenues and new mechanisms of cooperation, in particular, for commercializing R&D products, including in other countries.
The Chinese partners were made familiar with the latest R&D products of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the area of laser physics, optics, chemistry, information technologies, biotechnologies, mechanical engineering, radio technology, environmental management.