The Ministry of Education and Science has developed a package of laws for the development of innovations, providing subsidies for high-tech industries
66 projects with the participation of Ukrainian scientists accepted for financing in the program of the European Union Horizon-2020 – their budget is about 12 million euros. This was announced by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Maxim Stryha during the International Scientific and Practical Conference “EUREKA in Ukraine”.
He stressed that the indicator of Ukraine’s success in Horizons-2020 is almost 10%. This is a good result, especially given that Ukraine takes part in the program for only 2 years.
“The EU is one of the leaders in the development of innovation. We are working to high-quality effective European practices and implement them in Ukrainian conditions. Therefore, it is very important for us to participate in European programs that promote Ukraine’s integration into innovation processes in Europe, in particular, Horizon-2020, EUREKA, COST “, – said Maxim Stryha.
Ukraine has been a member of EUREKA for about 10 years. This program allows scholars from different European countries to unite to implement projects that can not be performed independently in a particular country. Thus, within the framework of EUREKA, an entire network of industrial research and development was created, in which our country implemented 34 projects.
“If you have a good idea, but you need additional resources such as knowledge, technology, means of production, markets, EUREKA can help you find partners with relevant resources and make deals. The main areas of cooperation in this program are medical and biotechnology, IT, energy, communications, transport, environment and others. And Ukraine today has implemented projects in almost all of these areas “, – explained Victor Shovkalyuk, Head of the Department of Innovation and Technology Transfer of the Ministry of Education and Science.
He also noted that the MES is now focusing on the creation of a favorable legal and institutional climate in Ukraine for the introduction of innovations. First of all, it is about successful implementation of innovative projects, in particular, created within the framework of international programs, and better commercialization of scientific results.
So, MES specialists together with scientists, business representatives and non-governmental organizations have developed a project of system support and development of innovation activities. Today, it is being implemented through a series of draft legislative acts, either already adopted in the first reading or endorsed by the Government Committee of the Cabinet of Ministers.
For example, amendments to the Law “On State Regulation of Activities in the Field of Technology Transfer” provide for subsidies for projects of high-tech industries created by domestic industrial enterprises with the participation of domestic scientific institutions or universities.