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Korea shows interest in Belarusian microbiology innovations

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – Korean companies are showing a keen interest in Belarusian microbiology innovations, BelTA learnt from the National Technology Transfer Center.

Not long ago Belarusian scientists presented their recent works at the international symposium in the Republic of Korea. Partaking in the forum organized by the government of Seoul and the Korea Techno-Venture Foundation were representatives of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and over 80 specialists of small and medium-sized companies of the Republic of Korea.

Belarusian innovations in microbiology generated the biggest interest. Among them were non-waste sewage technologies, soil and water purification methods and others. The Institute of Microbiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is the developer of innovations. Korean firms also paid attention to new phosphoric and calcium food additives developed by the NASB Institute of Radiobiology and the technology for the production of eco-friendly biostimulators and crop protecting agents developed by the NASB Institute of Experimental Botany. “Korea expects commercial proposals from Belarusian developers in the near future,” the National Technology Transfer Center said.

The National Technology Transfer Center of Belarus and the Korea Techno-Venture Foundation also agreed to hold a business matchmaking session in Q4 2012.

The National Technology Transfer Center of the Republic of Belarus helps promote innovations to potential consumers. The center has so far branched out to Minsk, Brest, Mogilev, Gomel, Grodno and other cities. The center cooperates with companies of more than 20 countries, has over 50 agreements on cooperation.