Science-oriented enterprises must be established to commercialize innovations in Azerbaijan

ICT Materials 23 October 2012 18:48 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 23 / Trend H. Valiyev /

The insufficient development of legal regulation and innovation infrastructure does not allow scholars' technological advances to be commercialized in Azerbaijan, Public Association for Intellectual Property and Innovation Chairman Aminaga Sadigov told Trend today.

He said the Azerbaijani Economic Development Ministry has developed a bill on innovation, which is currently under consideration at the parliament. A number of laws governing the intellectual property have been adopted in the country.

However, this is not enough because the legal documents must be harmonized.

"Azerbaijan has great research potential," he said. "Unfortunately, there are problems in this area. The scientific achievements were delivered to the use of the state free of charge during former Soviet Union. Today's reality is that the market economy is dictating its terms. Scientific innovations must be patented and brought to the market. Azerbaijani scholars still are not psychologically prepared for this. It is very important, first of all, to use the experience of Israel, Canada, Belarus and other countries in this field."

The establishment of science-oriented manufacturing plants is the main issue in commercialization of innovations to have demand for the new technologies and the scholars to be interested in their establishment.