Azerbaijani scientists will be able now to receive patents for their scientific achievements used in economy of the country.
Rahim Huseynov, the Head of Innovations Department created within the central body of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, informed that establishment of such department under the Academy would create an opportunity to popularize science in the country and improve well-being of the scientists.
“It’s well known that at present the national innovation system is not formed in Azerbaijan and legislative base is very poor in this sector. In particular, the management system is not established. Activity of the Innovation Department will be targeted at providing conditions for practical application of scientific achievements in economy and achievements in humanities - in education and other sectors”, - Huseynov said.
In his words, the main goal of the Department will be to coordinate the activity of scientists and businessmen, so that the business could take advantage of scientific achievements and keep on developing while implementing innovations. The Innovations Department has already started negotiations with the Azerbaijan Entrepreneurs Confederation (ASK) to organize cooperation.
“We plan to develop a tripartite document between the Academy of Sciences, Entrepreneurs Confederation and entrepreneur itself that will become the basis for cooperation in sphere of scientific achievements application, as well as for arranging one-time or regular payments to a scientist in accordance with his/her patent for using his/her scientific discoveries. Thus, the integrated system of financial reward for high scientific discoveries will be created and the problem of social well-being of scientists will be solved, as at present both systems are applied individually”, - the Head of the Department said.