The UB Post
MPs report on efforts to promote innovation
A group of six MPs who are working to expedite the development of innovation in Mongolia formed a lobbying group last December, and members of the group held a briefing on Thursday about the group’s findings on the implementation of the Law on Innovation.
Head of the lobby MP N.Uchral underlined that increasing the nation's potential and improving its competitiveness by promoting innovation through research and development are very important to Mongolia's development, but the group found that the state's promotion of innovation in Mongolia is very poor.
N.Uchral said that there are a number of regulations that should be followed under the Law on Innovation, but they are not working well so far, and collaboration between the state authorities that are supposed to be implementing the innovation law is very murky.
He added that the state's ministries, agen- cies, and other organizations have not been issued united and comprehensive orders that could help the implementation of the law.
MP N.Uchral stated that there should be more attention paid to dramatically improving innovation policies, resolving funding issues for innovative projects, enhancing private sector participation, and increasing the capacity of research organizations.