Future Shaped by Innovations
On 15-18 November Minsk played host to the Belarusian Innovation Week
Innovations and innovative activities have been highlighted in Belarus’ policy documents. These documents envisage the widespread use of innovations in high-tech industries, foreign trade, entrepreneurship and regional development, modernization of the economy and import-substitution. Held for the first time in Minsk, the Belarusian Innovation Week “Intellect. Initiative. Innovations” has become a landmark event for the country, a platform for communication in science, technology and innovation.
The innovation week was aimed at raising the innovation and investment appeal of Belarus. Attending meetings, forums, conferences and seminars were more than 500 people. They discussed ways to increase the efficiency of innovative activities, spoke about the results of their research, shared experience of implementing innovations and advanced technologies in production. Events held as part of the Belarusian Innovation Week sought to shape innovative thinking, facilitate innovative entrepreneurship, and involve youth in innovation development of the country.
Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich delivered a greeting address to participants of the plenary meeting of the Belarusian Innovation Week. The head of government wished the participants of the forum to do their work using the principle of direct action. “We need to think fast and stay focused. From proposing an idea to implementing it,” said Mikhail Myasnikovich.
For that, our country has the legislation, infrastructure, funding and our main asset – highly qualified personnel: scholars and specialists, said the Prime Minister.
The necessary decisions have been made in the country. In 2011 and in particular in 2012 a big package of incentives to further innovation and investment activities will be in force. For the real production
BELAZ’ new equipment was displayed at the exhibition of innovative ideas and projects as part of the Belarusian Innovation Week