Cuba and Belarus become sister cities in the management of science and innovation

The March meeting of the National Innovation Council (NIC) led by the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and President of the Republic Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez was devoted to the formation and development of the socio-economic model of Belarus and the influence that the management of scientific, scientific, technical and innovative activities had on it. .

The advisory body under the President of the Republic of Cuba worked out the issue of the stay in Havana of a delegation of the Academy of Sciences of a European country headed by the chief scientific secretary of this organization, Doctor of Economic Sciences Vasily Khursky.

The researcher and his colleague Alexander Shumilin presented papers that raised about twenty questions from CNI members interested in learning more about the policies, regulations, funding and other issues that have allowed the Slavic territory to develop a solid science, technology and innovation program that directly affects the development of its goods and services sectors and the well-being of its people.

The CNI meeting was also chaired by members of the Politburo, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz and the head of the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces, General of the Army Corps Alvaro López Miera, as well as Vice Prime Ministers Ines Maria Chapman Waugh and Ricardo. Cabris Ruiz. In addition, ministers, ministers and other personalities participated.

After the March session of the CNI, the Belarusian delegation held an official meeting with the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister.

The First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party emphasized the presentation at the plenary meeting of the CNI and the high interest shown by its members to gain in-depth knowledge of the processes of science, technology and innovation. in a European country and thus improve them here.

Actually, one of the Council’s agreements at this meeting, at the suggestion of the President of the Republic himself, was the creation of a working group headed by Deputy Prime Minister Chapman Waugh to analyze the speeches of Belarusian colleagues, compare elements and propose from CNI which aspects, according to our characteristics, should be taken into Cuban system of science and innovation.

The President of the Republic pointed out that scientific and innovative processes are complex and time-consuming, and although important steps have already been taken in the areas of biotechnology and the medical and pharmaceutical industry, this has not been the case in many other industries.

However, over the past two years, he added, we managed to break the inertia, and if earlier there was a generation of science and innovation from universities and research centers that did not have sufficient demand from the subjects of goods and services, now the demand for science and innovation from companies and the public sector has grown.

Diaz-Canel once again expressed his gratitude to the visitors and called the exchanges an example of how brotherly countries work. The President of the Republic also sent a fraternal greeting to his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.

Science and innovation in Belarus

In his speech to the National Innovation Council of Cuba, the Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Economic Sciences Vasily Gursky, touched upon the formation and development of the socio-economic model of Belarus.

He explained that after “the election of Alexander Lukashenko as President of the Republic in 1994, a regulated and socially oriented economic model based on strong state power began to consistently develop in the country. The Belarusian state, he stressed, did not allow the destruction of its economic and scientific potential.

This “high scientific and innovative potential,” he stressed, “became the main resource. Science is the most important national resource that contributes to the sustainable growth of the economy, strengthening the sovereignty and security of the country.

Alexander Shumilin, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Economics, delivered a report on “Management of Scientific, Scientific and Technical Activities”.
and innovative in a European country.

Among other topics, he touched upon the implementation of policy in the field of scientific, scientific, technical and innovation activities, state regulation in this area, financing of the industry, tax incentives, the procedure and use of innovation funds.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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