Friends, we have great news!
Yesterday, under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Smailov A.A. The first meeting of the Technology Policy Council took place.
This once again confirms the desire of the Government of the country to build a diversified and competitive economy, as well as a commitment to the recommendations of the annual global rating of the World Intellectual Property Organization on the need to ensure interdepartmental coordination in the field of innovation.
Qazinnovations, together with the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan, has carried out tremendous work to organize this advisory and advisory body at the highest level.
It should be noted that the members of the Council are not only government agencies, but also representatives of real business and the scientific community.
As a result of the meeting, within the framework of a new approach based on the experience of advanced countries and organizations, it is proposed to concentrate efforts on certain areas: the introduction of new technologies to improve the healthcare system to improve the health and quality of life of citizens – MedTech; development of production of environmentally friendly agricultural products – AgriTech; development of “green” technologies, energy efficiency and energy saving – GreenTech.
This approach will increase the effectiveness of narrowly focused innovations and will have a positive multiplier effect on the development of the economy as a whole.
Also, as a result of the meeting, 8 industry centers of technological competence were approved in such areas as the Agro-industrial complex, oil and gas, electronics, healthcare, etc. Such centers are created to ensure the continuity of state policy and are a kind of “think tank” of the industry. The results of the work of industrial centers of technological competence are planned to be considered at the next meetings of the Technology Policy Council.
In the future, it is planned to hold meetings of the Council on a semi-annual basis, where issues of implementing the country’s technological policy will be considered at the highest level.