Innovations Ministry Prepares Contest
The Ministry of Innovative Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan has overseen the meetings of 15 sections of scientific and technical councils. They are organized as an advisory body at the Ministry of Innovation in the scientific fields and spheres,
The Ministry coordinates the activities of government agencies, research and information and analytical institutions and other organizations, is considered to be a single customer of state scientific and technical programs and projects carried out by research, educational and other institutions.
Pre-project documentation of investment projects is submitted for examination and approval by authorized bodies only after providing positive conclusions from the councils.
Members of councils are employees of ministries, economic sectors, heads of industrial enterprises, leading scientists and qualified specialists. The following scholarly and technical councils have been established in the priority areas of science and technology: History and Social Sciences, Linguistics, Psychology and Pedagogy, Economics and Law, Mathematics and Physics, Informatics and the Development of Information and Communication Technologies, Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Medicine, Pharmacology and Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Technologies and Nanotechnologies, Agriculture, Biology, Archeology, Forestry.
Scientific and technical councils are also the bodies that authorize participation in tenders for grants based on the results of analysis of the submitted scientific projects, as well as monitor the implementation of programs and projects, make proposals for the continuation or suspension of the identified as unsatisfactory on the basis of the results of intermediate scrutiny.
Currently, the councils are developing the themes of grants in their areas. Soon the Ministry of Innovative Development will announce competitions for research and development projects.