Technological development strategy to be worked out in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Materials 22 January 2007 18:00 (UTC +04:00)

(gazeta.kz) - A strategy of technological development is going to be worked out in Kazakhstan. Serik Begimbetov, president of the centre of engineering and transfer of technologies, has stated this today, January 22, at an international conference on results of studies of Kazakhstan's technological development, reports Trend.

"The Ministry of Industry and Commerce in the nearest future will start to work out a strategy of technological development. The document will become a critical condition for the beginning of scientific and technological reforms suggested to be carried out in the nearest future," - he has said.

The centre of engineering and transfer of technologies also presented at the conference a preliminary report on the current condition of the national technological science.

"This study has been carried out in order to start developing a strategy of technological development already this year," - Diaz Myrzakoja, vice president of the centre has added.

According to Mr. Myrzakoja, the studies were carried out in seven technological areas: metallurgy, machine engineering, construction materials, nanotechnologies, IT, biotechnology, and petrochemical industry. The studies embraced around 200 industrial ventures and more than 50 scientific organisations from all regions.

Besides, an audit of the current condition of the procurement basis for the scientific studies and experimental design works and of the level of co-operation between science and industry in Kazakhstan was carried out with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Experts from the Cambridge University and the Science Foundation Ireland participated in the studies as well.

"The results of the studies will be presented on 29 January at a meeting of the supreme scientific-technical commission headed by PM Karim Massimov," - Mr. Myrzakoja concluded.