The Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC) is established at the Belarusian State University. The corresponding agreement was signed on October 14, 2020 by the Director General of the National Center of Intellectual Property Uladzimir Rabavolau and the Vice-Rector for Scientific Work of the Belarusian State University Vasily Safonov.
Uladzimir Rabavolau noted that today active work is underway to expand the network of such centers in the country's leading universities, as well as on the basis of Belarusian enterprises. In particular, the issue of their creation at the Belarus Hi-Tech Park and the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park "Great Stone" is being considered.
BSU became the first university in Belarus to open this center.
The center will function on the basis of the BSU Fundamental Library. The services of the created structure are available to all interested students, staff and scientists of the university.
Creation of TISC points in educational institutions will facilitate search for information about existing patented developments and intensify the scientific work of young scientists and teachers by providing access to patent and non-patent databases, as well as by conducting consulting and training events related to the protection and management of intellectual property rights.
The project for the development of the TISC network has been implemented by the National Center of Intellectual Property supported by the State Committee on Science and Technology since 2016 under the auspices of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Currently, there are eight TISCs in Belarus: in the Republican Library for Science and Technology, in its six regional branches, as well as in the National Center of Intellectual Property.