5th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held in Hangzhou

5th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held in Hangzhou

5th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held in Hangzhou (17 - 18 July 2017)

The 5th BRICS STI Ministerial Meeting was held in Hangzhou from 17 – 18 July. A three-member delegation led by Prof. Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore (Vice Minister  rank) along with Smt. Sadhna Relia, Scientist G and Dr. Arvind Kumar, Scientist E.  The Chinese delegation was led by Minister for S& T, Mr. Wan Gang and other delegations were represented by a) Madam Grace Naledi Mandisa, Minister, South Africa; b) Mr. Alvaro Toubes Prata, Vice Minister, Brazil; c) Mr. Trubnikov Grigorij, Vice Minister, Russia. The documents adopted at the meeting included : 

  1. Hangzhou Declaration – Theme: “Leading through Innovation and Deepening Cooperation”; 
  2. BRICS Action Plan for Innovation Cooperation (2017-20) 
  3. BRICS STI – Updated Work Plan for 2017-18

5th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting held in Hangzhou
(Jul 17, 2017)
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