The Innovation Center for Microbiological Biotechnology and Biofuel opened at the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University (YSU). A YSU press release says the new center is equipped with unique equipment, the only one across the Eastern Europe.
The dean of the Biology Faculty Emil Gevorgyan said the importance of the center was difficult to overestimate, especially nowadays, when natural sciences are experiencing hard times. He said it was the second innovation center operating at the faculty.
YSU Rector Aram Simonyan said one of their main goals was to create centers of excellence and attract the best personnel, use the best equipment, productive methods of work and the latest technologies.
“The most important fact is that this center brings together the scientific potential of the younger generation,” said Mr. Simonyan.
Minister of Education and Science Levon Mkrtchyan thanked the YSU leadership for their role in the implementation of this program.
The creation of the center started in December 2015, when the Innovative Biotechnology and Bioenergy Innovation Center grant project was launched within the Innovation Competitiveness Foundation (CIF), which was provided by the World Bank and the Government of Armenia, co-funded by the Education Improvement Program.