01 August 2017
The 7th BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Senior Officials' meeting and 5th Ministerial meeting under the Chinese presidency in the fora were held in Hangzhou on 17-18 July 2017. A declaration and an action plan to boost science and technology cooperation among BRICS member countries were signed on July 18 by ministers of science, technology and innovation from BRICS countries.
02 July 2017
On 29-31 May 2017 the 3rd BRICS STI Funding Working Group meeting was held in Pretoria, South Africa. One of the main items on the agenda was review of BRICS Pilot Call 2016 projects evaluation performed by BRICS funding agencies participating in BRICS STI Framework Programme and discussion on futher development of the initiative.