The Ministry of High-Tech Industries on Monday hosted its first working meeting with the Professional Advisory Body Adjuncts to the Minster to outline the key trends of future work and the regulations in the normative-legal domain.
The new body will focus its activities on six major areas: engineering innovations and startup eco-systems, digitalization, normative-legal domain, technology education and research, development of tech markets, military industries, and defense technologies, reports the Ministry’s press service.
Minister Hakob Arshakyan introduced the objectives and priorities in each sector, addressing the general procedures of work and the decision-making mechanisms.
Deputy Minister Armen Abroyan went on to elaborate on the digitalization and ecosystem development objectives, stressing the need of improving, and raising the practical application of, the existing digitalization system in Armenia, and developing the digital infrastructures and ecosystems.
The problems and future plans dealing with the normative regulations in the HighTech sector were introduced by Khachik Papanyan, a specialist in intellectual property.
Head of the State Military Industry Commitee Avetik Kerobyan spoke of the real potentials to apply scientific and technological innovations to military industries.
Minister Arshakyan promised an ‟unprecedented budgetary funding″ starting from next year to promote the technological industries’ development and progress.
At the end of the meeting, members of the advisory body used the chance to direct their questions to the minister and the coordinators.