Uzbekistan and Central Asian states
Tashkent (UzDaily.com) -- International conference “Innovation-2008” began its work at the Tashkent State Technical University named Abu Rayhan Beruni.
The organizers of event are the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Education, the Uzbek branch of the International Academy of Sciences of Higher School, the Center for Strategic Innovations and Information at the Tashkent State Technical University, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant. The forum gathered scientists, researchers, industrialists, businessmen and specialists from Russia, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
The participants in the two-day conference will consider issues of efficient use of the achievements of scientists in the country and in the world, their integration into production, as well as enhancing international cooperation. The reports on innovative processes in the economy, advanced technologies, saving natural resources, mining and metallurgy, ecology, information systems, information security problems will be heard.
According to rector of the Tashkent State Technical University S. Shoobidov, academic activities, integration of science and industry, rational use of scientific developments are among priority policies of Uzbekistan.
Large-scale reforms in this direction help introduce modern technologies in all industries, produce export-replacing products from local raw materials, save natural resources and strengthen environmental stability.
For example, the achievements of the scientists of the Center for Strategic Innovations and Information are being effectively applied at the Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Plant. The cooperation of scientists and industrialists helps automate the management of processing raw materials, increase production volumes, improve product quality and save energy.
On 15 July this year, the head of the state signed a decree on additional measures to stimulate application of innovative projects and technologies in the production. It served as an additional impulse to introduction of new developments and innovations in the industrial production.