Ukrainian inventors, whose technologies will be implemented in the real economy, will be able to receive more than 10 times more money than they have now. The relevant regulation on changes in the minimum remuneration rates was adopted by the Government and published on December 16, 2019.
Therefore, from now on, the authors of the technology must receive at least 20% of the money that the institution earns from the implementation of their development (according to the Ukrainian law the state institution is the owner of the technologies created by its employees for budgetary funds).
“Previously, the minimum amount of such remuneration was 0.5-3%. At the same time, so little money had to be shared between the authors of the technology and the experts who provide their implementation, i.e. technology transfer. As a result, the author could get up to 1.5% of the institution’s profits for his invention”, explained Minister of Education and Science Hanna Novosad.
She noted that this situation did not give much motivation to scientists to make efforts to find their development real use and benefit.
“We have now increased the minimum wage rate by more than 10 times. In addition, authors now do not need to share these resources with those who provide technology implementation. After all, the decree stipulates for them a separate minimum rate – 2% of the funds from the concluded contracts”, – said the head of the Ministry of Education and Science.
According to her, this will give scientists an additional incentive to communicate with potential investors and look for opportunities to introduce technology in the real economy.
“So we can move in the direction of two goals at once. First, budget-created developments will work more for the state and society. Secondly, there will be a link between science and business, which is virtually nonexistent in Ukraine now”, Hanna Novosad stressed.
The Ministry of Education and Science is now also preparing for the Government a draft law that should give even more impetus to the development of technology transfer. In particular, it is planned to introduce foreign patenting at the expense of the state budget, subsidies for the creation of high-tech industries, improve information support, etc.