We recognize the importance and centrality of knowledge and technology transfer as the means of mutually empowering BRICS member countries. In this regard we support efforts to establish BRICS mechanisms that enhance technology and knowledge transfer amongst the member countries.


Important step towards establishment of a mechanism for increased cooperation between the BRICS and UNIDO

BRICS  Moscow, 7 July 2015 – LI Yong, the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) was speaking at the 5th meeting of BRICS Trade Ministers ahead of the Seventh BRICS Summit. In his speech, the Director noted the success of the project "Partnership between Russia and Brazil in technology and innovation for development of SMEs with the extension to other BRICS countries" and expressed hope for its further development and expansion.

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Representatives of BRICS Countries’ Science and Technology Financing Organizations Decide to Set Up Joint Research and Development Innovative Online Platforms

41d5675137c5b613bc68  On July 6-7, 2015 Moscow hosted the first meeting of representatives of financing organizations of BRICS member states in the sphere of science and technology. The event, organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, was attended by representatives of five BRICS member states. The goal of the meeting was to increase cooperation and achieve concrete results in the sphere of science, technology and innovations among BRICS member states.

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UNIDO information technology platform for BRICS Technology Transfer Network was presented at St. Petersburg’ International Economic Forum

18062015 pmef 3  On 18-20 June, 2015 the 19th International Economic Forum was held in St. Petersburg. In the framework of VEB Business area the Sergey Korotkov (UNIDO CIIC Director) made a presentation of the UNIDO project «BRICS & UNIDO: Technology and Innovation for SMEs Development». As part of his presentation, Sergey Korotkov introduced a new information technology platform BRICS TTN (BRICS Technology Transfer Network). BRICS TTN is an online community of innovation players in BRICS that want to collaborate in knowledge and technology transfer.

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First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries

BRICS meeting 22042015  Address by Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director at the First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries.

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