In Belarus, much attention is paid to the development of innovation infrastructure, which ensures the transfer of the results of scientific and technological activities into production. A network of 17 technoparks covers all regions of the country. In addition, there are six technology transfer centers and 94 industry laboratories. For example, the sectoral laboratory of the tire industry at BGTU has adjusted the formula of tread rubber on tires, increasing wear resistance. And the branch laboratory of applied space technologies at BGU prepared two flight models of the BGU Sat-2 scientific and educational satellite for launch.
Special attention is paid to the development of domestic high technologies. The national centralized innovation fund is allocated for their development on a non-refundable basis. Projects of the V and VI levels of technological modes based on foreign technologies are financed from the Belarusian Innovation Fund on preferential terms, and all other projects are financed on a repayable basis.
Several important developments are planned to be completed in 2023. These include an unmanned drone-based complex for the application of plant protection products in agriculture, and an electric bus for passenger transportation at airports. The technology of processing waste generated during the storage of petroleum products to produce bituminous waterproofing materials and fuel mixtures will also be created. In addition, it is planned to produce a defoamer based on silicone oil with reduced ability to gel, as well as a composite material based on polymer matrix modified with nanostructured carbon additives for antistatic coatings.
Work will continue in high-tech industries such as micro- and nanoelectronics, electric transportation, instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, industrial biotechnology, and information services.