The development of Kazakhs scientists’ and researchers’ are being successfully introduced in production. A prominent example of the scientific-industrial cooperation is the project "Phytase". It is Kazakhstan’s project on industrial manufacturing of combined feed. The project won a grant at technology commercialization competition. The developers have received 260 (two hundred and sixty) million tenge. The additive improves the digestibility of phosphorus in chickens. As a result, the poultry accumulates its weight much faster. In the future, the team hopes to produce up to 4 million kilograms of "phytase" annually.

YERLAN RAMANKULOV, DIRECTOR GENERAL, KAZAKHSTAN’S NATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER:

We have conducted all the necessary laboratory tests. We have developed a gene and made it work. We made sure that the protein is accumulated quickly and efficiently and used a laboratory method for protein purification. At present, all this needs to be industrialized. To do this, we needed a grant from the Science Fund to buy the necessary refinement equipment.

Another 30 projects of more than 300 contestants of technology commercialization competition received the chance to start production. A large part was financed by the Science Fund.

ANUARBEK SULTANGAZIN, PRESIDENT, SCIENCE FUND, KAZAKH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE:

Our entrepreneurs invest 9% of the total project cost, I think it’s a reasonable amount for a start. There are projects where one-third is invested by entrepreneurs and we call them business partners. I believe it’s a good tendency.

Grants are allocated to areas included in Kazakhstan’s Industrial Innovative Development program. Among the holders of the grant are the future manufacturers of food, pharmaceuticals, equipment, vehicles and electronics. Science Fund has already allocated 1 billion tenge for implementation of these projects.

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