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More than 30 people participated in the seminars, where they learned basic skills on various technologies to improve personal efficiency, time management, communication skills, leadership, effective presentation, etc.

During four days, participants of the seminar under the guidance of a certified business coach, business development consultant, MBA Kaysar Makan learned not only theory but had some practical activities.

- I really liked that we spent a lot of time on team issues, how teams are formed and how they work. The most important result for me is that we got to meet and communicate with people whom we met just four days ago, - said the grantee Temirkhan Zhanabergenov.

The seminar was attended not only by grantees, but also by representatives of the World Bank, International Science and Commercialization Board, etc.

- This training is different and memorable. I learned some new staff for myself. There are many mistakes that need to be corrected, prioritized, work according to the rules that we learned, - shared his impressions grantee Azamat Rakhimbekov.

The seminar participants noted professionalism of the invited coach, friendly atmosphere, interesting activities and useful knowledge. After the seminar, participants received certificates.

As part of the awareness-raising work on Inclusive Innovation Grant Program, from 09 to 27 November 2018 on-site seminars were held on explaining the grant program in Karaganda, Almaty, Turkestan, Shymkent, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Pavlodar, Uralsk, Aktobe and Petropavlovsk.

Representatives of scientific organizations, universities, commercial and non-profit organizations were invited to the seminars. In addition, the seminars were attended by representatives of regional akimats, departments of health, entrepreneurship, employment coordination and social programs.

During the seminars the grant program was presented, requirements to the participants of the competition were explained, and answers to the questions were given.

Nov 14-15th, on-site seminars were held in Almaty on the basis of K. Satpayev KazNRTU, Almaty Management University and Impact Hub space.

Nov 16th, the seminar was held at the  A. Yassaui International Kazakh-Turkish University.

Nov 17th the seminar was held on the basis of M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University.

Nov 19th the seminar was held at the D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University.

Nov 20th the seminar was held on the basis of S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University.

Nov 22nd 2018, the seminar was held at  M. Utemisov West Kazakhstan state University.

Nov 23rd 2018, the seminar was held on the basis of the Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Aktobe region.

As part of the Project implementation, from 11 to 13 November in Astana and from 14 to 17 November in Almaty together with ISCB members the on-site monitoring of subprojects selected under the SSJRG and PSC grant programs was conducted.

During the monitoring in Astana PMU jointly with brokers and ISCB members heard 20 sub-projects.

November 14-17th in Almaty the monitoring of 22 sub-projects was held.

In addition, field monitoring was carried out during these days where ISCB members together with PMU staff and technology brokers visited the production facilities of three sub-projects.

During the monitoring sub-project groups demonstrated the results achieved under the implementation plan.

ISCB members carefully reviewed the results of subprojects and on 17th of November held a final meeting on the monitoring held. ISCB gave specific recommendations to sub-project teams.

September 18-19th 2018, PMU specialists conducted seminars on the PhD Research and Training Grant Program and gave a detailed explanation of activities carried out within the Project and general concept of the planned grant program for Inclusive Innovation Consortia for potential applicants from Almaty. The seminars were held at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

In addition, a meeting was held with the Vice-President of JSC "National center of State technical expertise" Maulitov A. to accelerate the procedures for obtaining certificates for PhD Research and Training Grant Program applicants and to discuss matters for cooperation within Component 4 "Innovation Observatory".

September 20, in Turkestan, on the basis of the International Kazakh-Turkish University named after Kozha Akhmet Yassawi, a dissemination seminar on PhD Grant Program and Inclusive Innovation Consortia Grant Program.

On September 21, 2018, at the M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University a dissemination seminar on the ongoing and planned grant programs of PMU was also held for potential applicants from Shymkent.

Also, on September 21, 2018 in Shymkent, to announce the Inclusive Innovation Consortia Grant Program a meeting was organized with representatives of the branch of NCE "Atameken".

At the round-table meeting in the Senate of the Parliament RK members of both chambers reviewed the effectiveness of the current legislation about science on commercialization of results of scientific and scientific-technical activities of Kazakh scientists.

Vice-Minister of Education Askhat Aimagambetov in his speech reported on the work done in this area. According to Askhat Aymagambetov: "In the framework of commercialization grant projects in 2016 over 712 million tenge of private investments were attracted, the share of co-financing was 8%, and this year the amount of equity investment from the private sector increased 3 times and amounted to more than 2.5 billion tenge, and the share of co-financing from the private sector for implementation and commercialization of results of scientific and technological activities amounted to 13%".

Vice-Minister noted that the MoES RK sees the need for further development and commercialization of scientific developments of scientists of Kazakhstan. Also, according to Vice-minister, it is necessary to solve a number of issues affecting the pace of implementation of innovations to industry and development of scientific sector as a whole. In particular, the tax system should be revised for those enterprises that introduce the R&Ds of Kazakh science into industry.

Similar strategy proved high efficiency in developed countries, and the potential of innovations in Kazakhstanis definitelu high.

MPs and experts actively participated in discussions on the prospects of development of science by asking Mr. Aimagambetov a number of strategic and practical questions.

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