Priority areas of science, technology and innovation activities in Belarus for 2021-2025 are defined

Priority areas of science, technology and innovation activities in Belarus for 2021-2025 have been approved by the Edict of the President of Belarus of 7 May 2020 No 156.

The list of the priority areas includes the following.

1. Digital information, communication and interdisciplinary technologies and productions which are based on them:

  • development of information society, e-government and digital economy;
  • mathematics and modeling of complex functional systems (technological, biological and social systems);
  • information and management systems;
  • smart city technologies;
  • big data technologies;
  • artificial intelligence and robotics;
  • digital spatial models, augmented reality technologies;
  • aerospace and geoinformation technologies;
  • communication tools and data transmission methods;
  • high-performance computing tools;
  • physics of fundamental interactions of the micro- and macroworld, emerging technologies (quantum, cognitive, neuro-digital, and anthropomorphic).

2. Biological, medical, pharmaceutical and chemical technologies and production:

  • biotechnology (genomic and post-genomic, cellular, microbial, medical, industrial);
  • systems and synthetic biology;
  • artificial tissues and organs;
  • diagnostics, medical prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, including those of viral etiology, and non-communicable diseases, examination of the quality of medical care;
  • personalized medicine;
  • medical rehabilitation of patients;
  • maternal and child health;
  • management of human health and environment, healthy and safe food, active longevity;
  • medical equipment;
  • pharmaceutical substances, diagnostic medications and systems, medicines and immunomodulators;
  • antibiotic resistance;
  • chemical technologies and production, petrochemistry;
  • fine chemical synthesis;
  • processing of raw materials, forest chemistry;
  • textile materials with desired properties.

 3. Energy, construction, ecology and environmental management:

  • nuclear power, nuclear and radiation safety;
  • new types of energy;
  • energy efficiency, energy saving;
  • intelligent electric power systems, “smart electricity consumption;
  • high-capacity electric accumulators, fuel cells;
  • environmental and energy technologies in architecture and construction;
  • new construction materials and structures;
  • rational use of energy resources;
  • rational usage, reproduction and management of plant, animal, forest and water resources;
  • biological and landscape diversity;
  • specially protected natural territories;
  • environment and climatology;
  • minerals and subsurface studies;
  • techniques and technologies of wastes collection, neutralization and usage.

 4. Engineering, engineering technologies, instrument making and innovative materials:

  • mechanical engineering and machine science;
  • industrial automated complexes;
  • electric and unmanned vehicles;
  • laser, plasma, optical technologies and equipment;
  • micro -, opto-and microwave electronics, photonics, microsensorics;
  • radio-electronic systems and technologies, instrumentation;
  • metallurgical technologies;
  • additive technologies;
  • composite and multifunctional materials;
  • nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, nanodiagnostics.

 5. Agro-industrial and food technologies:

  • food safety and quality of agricultural products;
  • soil fertility;
  • selection and reproduction of agricultural plants and animals;
  • veterinary medicine;
  • agricultural machinery and equipment;
  • precision farming;
  • production, storage and processing of agricultural products.

 6. Ensuring human, social and state security:

  • social, humanity, economic and information security (human, society and the state, history, culture, education and youth policy, physical culture, sport and tourism, management of technical, technological and social processes);
  • scientific and technical provision of the national safety and the state's defense capability;
  • tools for technical and cryptographic information protection, cryptology and cybersecurity;
  • law-making and effective law enforcement;
  • law enforcement activities, forensic expertise;
  • emergency protection.

The above priorities are the basis for shaping public programs in research, technology and innovation and provide the budget support for their implementation in 2021-2025.


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