Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT)
The Republican Centre for Technology Transfer (RCTT) was founded in May 2003, under the aegis of the State Committee on Science and Technologies of the Republic of Belarus (SCST), the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
RCTT's primary goal is to promote the co-operation between developers, users of high technologies and investors with the aim that existing knowledge, facilities, or capabilities developed under a government or a private research and development (R&D) funding are utilized to fulfill public and private needs.
Tasks set for RCTT:
- creating and maintaining information databases meant for serving clients in the technology transfer sector;
- providing RCTT’s clients with access to international databases on technology transfer, research and development;
- assisting innovation activity agents in development and promotion of their innovation and investment projects;
- • instructing and training specialists in research- and innovation-related entrepreneurship;
- establishing RCTT’s offices across the country, with the aim to create a unified national network of technology transfer centres;
- establishing RCTT’s field offices all over the world, with the aim to assist and promote the international scientific and technical collaboration, and exchange of specialists.
RCTT is a consortium that includes:
- the headquarters in Minsk;
- 5 regional offices and 26 branch offices at research organizations, institutes, universities, enterprises in Brest, Vitsebsk, Homel, Hrodna, Lida, Minsk, Mahileu, Novapolatsk and other cities and towns across Belarus;
- 63 foreign partners in 21 countries: Armenia (2), Azerbaijan (1), China (15), Denmark (1), Great Britain (2), Germany (4), India (1), Iran (1), Italy (1), Lithuania (1), Moldova (1), the Republic of Korea (2), Poland (3), Kazakhstan (5), Russia (15), the USA (1), Sweden (1), the Republic of South Africa (1), Uzbekistan (1), the Czech Republic (1), Ukraine (3);
- 2 overseas field offices in China.
RCTT’s main activities within the project include:
- baseline study is an inventory of technical and legislative problems to improve the energy efficiency of historical buildings without losing their identity;
- search new technical solutions concerning energetic potentials of historical buildings;
- development of interdisciplinary solutions (strategies and methods) which combine both of the aims, energy saving and conservation of cultural heritage;
- upgrade of knowledge and education of architects, engineers, craftsmen,…
- installation of new cooperation models between administrations, architects, engineers, housing companies, building companies and affected building owners;
- implementation of new strategies for technical, administrative and historical adequate approaches;
- assurance of quality during planning and execution of conservation of cultural heritage;
- transnational knowledge transfer on different levels.
Republican Centre for Technology Transfer, Belarus
Dr. Alexander Uspenskiy
fon: +375 296114489