The President informed on his decision to sign the Law on Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activity, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the AP press service.
The President said to the participants: “I count on you. We should use the potential of our future Nobel laureates. We must create laboratories and create conditions for the protection of their intellectual property. We should elaborate legislation.”
“We will create new conditions for young scientists, but they will be based on a competitive basis. You will compete for grants,” the Head of State noted.
“We should count on ourselves first of all. And this Law opens unique opportunities for true scientists who want to transform Ukraine into a modern European state,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
Speaking of interaction between the government and science over the past year, the President noted: “We managed to maximally reduce the distance between scientific development and its practical implementation, particularly in the sphere of national defense and security”.
Petro Poroshenko called for the elaboration of projects in the sphere of energy efficiency. “We have $200 mln for energy efficiency. We are waiting for your projects,” he said reminding the results of the Paris Summit on Climate Change.
“This is the continuation of Kyoto achievements. This enables us to get the world’s funds for the development of energy saving, energy efficiency and environmental protection,” the President noted.