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BRICS members agree for innovation cooperation action plan proposed by India

Updated: Jul 10, 2021 08:03:00am

BRICS members agree for innovation cooperation action plan proposed by India

New Delhi, Jul 10 (KNN) BRICS member countries have agreed to the STI-led BRICS Innovation Cooperation Action Plan (2021-24) proposed by India during the 12th Meeting of BRICS S&T Steering Committee.

India had proposed the plan to facilitate sharing of experiences of each other’s innovation ecosystem and networking of innovators and entrepreneurs. The Details of the Action Plan would be worked out by BRICS Science, Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship partnership (STIEP) Working Group. It was agreed that the proposal may be forwarded to BRICS STIEP working group through the respective country's STI focal point, the ministry of science and technology stated.

Department of Science and Technology (DST), India hosted the 12th Meeting of BRICS S&T Steering Committee on 8th July 2021. Scientific ministries and agencies of all BRICS countries participated in it.

The BRICS officials discussed the thematic areas for this year’s call for proposals at the meeting and unanimously agreed for collaboration in ten thematic areas.

“Further, all countries agreed to thematic areas proposed by India for the 6th edition of BRICS Young Scientist Conclave, which will be held in Bangalore during 13-16 September 2021. The three themes to be discussed at the conclave include Healthcare; Energy Solutions, Cyber-Physical System (CPS), and their applications,” ministry said in a statement.

India’s new proposal regarding inviting BRICS partnership in India’s Technology Summit, which got positive support from all countries was suggested to be sent through BRICS Sherpa office for suggestions from all stakeholders.

Accordingly, India's proposals will be circulated through the Ministry of External Affairs to BRICS counterpart for their consideration. From the Indian side, Sanjeev Kumar Varshney, Advisor & Head International Cooperation, coordinated the meeting.


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