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In the framework of Fostering Productive Innovation Project the grant competition under Productive Sector Consortia Grant Program has started.

Goal of this Program is establishment of consortia between research organizations and enterprises of the manufacturing sector to implement technologies that solve systemic problems of the industry.

Maximum grant size will amount to 650 million tenge. Selection of projects will be made by International Science and Commercialization Board that consists of experts from different countries of the world.

According to the requirements, a consortium:

  1. should consist of scientific organizations (Universities, research institutes, etc.) and business representatives from productive sectors of the economy;
  2. should not exceed three years in implementation period;
  3. comply with ecological requirements;
  4. comply with fields of financing. For example, projects funded under other programs for technology commercialization will be rejected. In addition, the following activities are ineligible for funding: manufacturing and storing weapons, tobacco, alcoholic beverages, pesticides, in short, any projects which are likely to cause serious or long-term harm to human health or the environment.

In line with requirements of the grant competition, all applications must be submitted in English, Kazakh and/or Russian in electronic form through the Portal: www.fpip.kz.

Fostering Productive Innovation Project is a joint project of the Government of Kazakhstan represented by the Ministry of Education and Science RK and World Bank, aimed at increasing the economic potential of Kazakhstan through forming a highly intellectual environment and technology transfer with innovative component.

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Today in Astana in the office of the Fostering Productive Innovation Project an online conference was held to discuss development of technology commercialization offices in Kazakh universities (hereinafter - TCOs) that will be involved in large-scale training of Kazakh scientists to English language.

The Acting Chairman of the Science Committee MoES Rakhimzhan Nurseitov, representatives of L.N. Gumilev ENU, KazNU named after al-Farabi, KazNITU named after K. Satpayev, KazATU named after S. Seifullin, KazNAU, KarSTU, EKSTU named after D. Serikbayev, WKSU named after M.Utemissov, SKSU named after M.Auezov, NKSU named after M.Kozybayev, etc., participated in the conference.

It is planned to start pilot training of 1500 Kazakhstani scientists this year.  Further, based on the results of the first stage, the training model will be scaled to maximize the coverage of scientific community. Most effective methods and developments will be applied for the training, taking into account the specifics of academic community.

According to the Rakhimzhan Nurseitov:

"The Program is aimed to bring domestic scientists to the international level to receive all possible grants for their own research and further commercialization of the results, which, in the end, will increase the competitiveness of Kazakhstan's science abroad.

In addition to the specific results in number of new researches, we expect qualitative growth given the access of our scientists to the most advanced scientific articles. And they, as a rule, are published in English.

Therefore, our task is not simply to teach to say "Hello", but provide every opportunity from the state for those who are truly passionate about their work and understands the importance of development of Kazakhstani science for future generations".

Fostering Productive Innovation Project is a joint project of the Government of Kazakhstan represented by the Ministry of Education and Science RK and World Bank, aimed at increasing the economic potential of Kazakhstan through forming a highly intellectual environment and technology transfer with innovative component.

Head of LLP "Marmar Kazakhstan", supported by the World Bank, Olzhas Zakiruly in an interview to Khabar Agency.

LLP "PHYTOPERFUME" has launched the soap production line with 50 kg/h capacity.

The project is designed to produce original scented antibacterial detergent based on essential oils using Kazakhstani herbs and fruits.

Few are familiar with batata, sweet potato originated from Peru and Colombia. Prospects for introduction of batata in Kazakhstan and why British chef Jamie Oliver so recommends? Read in our grantee LLP "Organic Food" article.

FAO estimates that world population by 2050 will amount to 9.1 billion. (5 billion - Asia and 1.9 billion - Africa) that will require an increase in energy more than 3 times and increase amount of food 1.7 times by 2050. And no less important is the land desertification. Almost 1/3 of our planet is deserts and mainly land in North-East Asia. One of 7 crops to solve food security, and sustainable and efficient use of land for cultivation of crops is sweet potatoes - batata.

LLP "OrganicFood" in the framework of the  Fostering Productive Innovation Project with support of the World Bank is planning to introduce sweet potato in agricultural practices and the food chain for a wide range of consumers. The project will result in introduction of technology for cultivating various types of batata in Kazakhstan and pilot lot of batata culture.

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