In­no­va­tive Ac­tiv­ity to Be Pro­tected by Law

In­no­va­tion Ac­tiv­ity Act is pro­jected to be ap­proved in Uzbek­istan. The bill was pub­lished for pop­u­lar dis­cus­sion on March 1, and its ini­tia­tor is the Min­istry of In­no­va­tive De­vel­op­ment.

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The pur­pose of the le­gal norm is the reg­u­la­tion of re­la­tions be­tween ac­tors of in­no­va­tion, pub­lic au­thor­i­ties and con­sumers of in­no­va­tive prod­ucts.

The doc­u­ment de­fines the con­cepts of in­no­va­tion ac­tiv­ity, in­no­va­tive en­ter­prise, in­no­va­tion clus­ter, in­no­va­tive prod­uct, ven­ture fund, tech­nol­ogy park and oth­ers.

The project de­scribes the state pol­icy in the sphere of in­no­va­tion. Its main goal is to create fa­vor­able con­di­tions for in­no­va­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the ef­fec­tive use of the sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal po­ten­tial of the coun­try, the in­tro­duc­tion of sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal work re­sults with a view to solv­ing the tasks of so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and in­creas­ing the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the econ­omy.

Among the tasks in the field of in­no­va­tion is the def­i­ni­tion of pri­or­ity ar­eas of in­no­va­tion for the de­vel­op­ment and en­hance­ment of the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the na­tional econ­omy, im­prov­ing the life of the pop­u­la­tion through the ef­fec­tive use of the in­tel­lec­tual re­sources of so­ci­ety; pro­vid­ing le­gal reg­u­la­tion that stim­u­lates the in­no­va­tive de­vel­op­ment of the na­tional econ­omy; cre­ation of fa­vor­able con­di­tions for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­no­va­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing for at­tract­ing in­vest­ment in this field; pro­mo­tion of in­no­va­tion mar­ket de­vel­op­ment and oth­ers.

As ex­pected, the law will come into force from the date of its of­fi­cial pub­li­ca­tion, which is sched­uled for De­cem­ber 20. The draft is avail­able for dis­cus­sion un­til March 20.

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