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BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting
in Jaipur Rajasthan
published on 10th
BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting was held on 8th
October 2016 at Jaipur in Rajasthan to further strengthen the collaboration amongst the BRICS countries in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
The meeting was headed by the Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan.
The Vice Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil, Mr. Alvaro Toubes Prata; Deputy Minister of Federation of Russia, Mr. Alexey Lopatia; Vice Minister of S&T of Peoples Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Jiang Hua; Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa H.E. Madam Naledi Pandor led their respective country delegations.
1. The meeting adopted a five-pronged approach includes Institution Building, Implementation, Integration, Innovation and Continuity.
2. In alignment with the theme of India’s Chairmanship of 8th
BRICS Summit, Building, Responsive Inclusive and Collective Solutions, Jaipur Declaration was unanimously adopted.
3. The BRICS member countries have resolved to intensify, diversify and institutionalize STI cooperation through the BRICS innovation and research initiative.
4. India’s proposal to establish a BRICS Science and Technology driven Entrepreneurship and Innovation Partnership Programme to harness innovativeness of youth was also agreed.
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