IBRD Loan: USD$ 13.40 million
Terms: Maturity = 15 years; Grace = 5 years
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The objective of this pilot project is to demonstrate significantly improved scientific performance and commercial relevance of research performed by inter-disciplinary teams of scientists selected through transparent competitive process. By using merit based selection procedures, the project will help to rebuild, strengthen and restructure selected segments of Kazakhstan’s R&D base. The project will also help to link this rejuvenated R&D capacity to national and international technology markets.