The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine stays committed to launch in 2018 new effective tools to support science and encourages scientists to join these processes. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during the first session of the National Council for Science and Technology Development.
The National Council is supposed to become an efficient platform for scientists to exchange opinions, discuss ways to solve urgent problems in the sector, as well as to ensure contribution of Ukrainian science to satisfy the demands of the economy.
According to the Head of Government, the Cabinet of Ministers sets ambitious economic goals and they are achievable on condition that we have a serious scientific breakthrough that is quite real for Ukraine.
"We must write a new chapter of the development of science and technology," the Head of Government stressed and added the year of 2018 should be determined a year for finding right mechanisms for supporting science and innovation. "We will rely on the opinion of scientists, support the youth and talk about the goals we should reach by investing the state resource in science."
The Head of Government emphasized that the models of support and financing of science should be discussed with scholars to ensure that the efficiency of distribution of the resource meets the needs of both the state as the main investor and of the scientists who should produce results.
"We pursue a single policy - building a strong, intellectual country," said Volodymyr Groysman.