Creating a "BRICS Model" for Cooperation in Scientific and technological Innovation
Brasilia, 14 Nov (Xinhua)-- Building a "BRICS model" for cooperation in scientific and technological innovation
Xinhua News Agency reporter Chen Weihua Zhao Yan
On 13 and 14 November, the eleventh meeting of BRICS leaders was held in Brasilia. The theme of the meeting is "Economic growth for an innovative future," and one of the priority topics is "strengthening cooperation in scientific and technological innovation." This reflects the importance that the leaders of the five countries attach to scientific and technological innovation, and scientific and technological cooperation is becoming one of the models of BRICS cooperation.
As we all know, scientific and technological innovation is the main driving force of economic growth and the key factor to shape the future society. Looking around the world, the new scientific and technological revolution and industrial changes are in the ascendant, providing more opportunities for countries to achieve great-leap-forward development. Therefore, the BRICS countries need to firmly grasp the opportunities of the times of reform and innovation, further promote the BRICS new industrial revolution partnership, and constantly build cooperation results in the fields of trade and investment, digital economy, connectivity, and so on. We will contribute to the economic development of the five countries and strive to achieve high-quality development.
The BRICS countries not only have broad consensus on cooperation in science, technology and innovation, but also have institutional guarantees and fruitful concrete actions. The BRICS countries agreed that innovation plays an important role in promoting economic development, supporting employment, entrepreneurship and structural reforms, and addressing global challenges. The BRICS countries are actively giving full play to their technological advantages and speeding up the layout of emerging industries. China and Pakistan are in the fields of space technology, energy and minerals, China and Russia in the fields of petrochemical industry and biotechnology, China and India in the fields of earthquakes and natural disasters, and South China in the fields of agriculture, food and health.
Happily, the digital economy and technological revolution are becoming the focus of BRICS cooperation. Over the past decade, BRICS countries have achieved remarkable results in scientific and technological innovation cooperation, and bilateral and multilateral exchanges have become increasingly close. The BRICS countries have become the "leaders" of their respective regions, leading the scientific, technological, economic and social development of their neighboring countries, and becoming a model of international cooperation in scientific and technological innovation.
Strengthening cooperation in scientific, technological and innovation among the BRICS countries will unleash the potential for cooperation, enhance international competitiveness, and lead the vast number of developing countries to achieve common prosperity. According to the BRICS Comprehensive Innovation Competitiveness Development report (2019), the BRICS Comprehensive Innovation Competitiveness Evaluation Index of China, Brazil, India and other BRICS countries rose steadily in the G20 in 2018 compared with 2001. The contribution rate of BRICS countries to the world's scientific and technological innovation is gradually increasing, and the international influence is increasing day by day.
Looking to the future, BRICS parties will carry out in-depth innovation policies and strategic exchanges, formulate long-term cooperation plans in response to common challenges, and speed up the construction of practical cooperation projects such as BRICS technology transfer centers and innovative BRICS networks. We will promote the implementation of the consensus of the BRICS leaders' meeting in the field of scientific and technological innovation. As Maurizio Santoro, an international expert at Rio de Janeiro State University in Brazil, said, the BRICS countries should seize the opportunity of the times of reform and innovation and realize their own development through scientific and technological innovation cooperation under the new framework of scientific and technological innovation cooperation. At the same time, it also provides important support for world economic growth.
History can be learned, and the future can be expected. Firmly seize the opportunity of the times of reform and innovation, BRICS countries work side by side to build a "BRICS model" of scientific and technological innovation cooperation, and will continue to inject strong impetus into their own development and world economic growth.