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Kazakhstan launched grant program for best scientific research

15 August 2016, 21:11
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Kazakhstan has launched a project to stimulate productive innovation, the total amount of the project is 110 million USD. This was reported by Vice-Minister of Education and Science of RK Bibigul Asylova at a press conference.

One of the main goals of the President's message adressed in December 2012 is to build developed economy and join the thirty most developed and competitive countries.

"In this regard, in 2015, Kazakhstan adopted the Law "On the commercialization of scientific and (or) scientific and technical activities". Within the implementation of this law we have signed an agreement with the World Bank on the implementation of the project "Promoting productive innovation". This project aims to involve the private sector in the development of science and the national innovation system of Kazakhstan. The aim of the project is to encourage the high-quality, relevant technology commercialization. The term for implementation is 5 years. The total amount is $ 110 million", - she said.

As the Deputy Minister noted, the project includes five components: development of the knowledge base for innovation; innovation consortia; consolidation cycle technology commercialization, increased coordination of national innovation system, and increase the capacity of existing institutional structures and support the project.

"The project includes 3 contests for grant for interested scientists and representatives of the private sector, groups of senior and junior researchers, grants for projects created in the framework of the innovation consortium ", - said B. Asylova.

In addition, according to Deputy Minister, this project meets the objectives reflected by the Head of State, the step 64 of the National Plan, as well as the reorientation of the structure of research grants and programs to the needs of state program of industrial-innovative development.