The event was attended by academicians Sergei Ya. Kilin, Pyotr A. Vityaz, Pyotr G. Nikitenko, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus Alexander G. Shumilin, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus Dmitry L. Kalechits, Director of the Institute of Economics of the RAS, Doctor of Economics Elena B. Lenchuk, Deputy Director of the G.M. Dobrov Research Center on Scientific and Technological Potential and Science History, Doctor of Economics, Professor Vyacheslav P. Solovyov, and the other guests, as well as researchers at the Center of System Analysis and Strategic Research of the NAS of Belarus.
The event brought together more than 100 scientists and practitioners in science and innovations from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Conference participants have discussed current trends, patterns and forecasts of further scientific and technical spheres development, the specific features of processes of diffusion of technologies in the system "science-production". Special attention was paid to the results of assessment of the current state of resources and infrastructure of innovation development in Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
A wide range of issues discussed at the conference showed considerable interest in the issues of increasing efficiency of the system "science-technologies-innovations" functioning. In this regard, the Program Committee has proposed to hold this conference annually, inviting leading economists, scientists, practitioners, representatives of innovative business, infrastructural and financial institutions.