From waste to resource

Meeting of the BRICS STI Funding Working Group
“Discussion on BRICS STI Flagship Projects”

On 27-28 June 2022 in line with development of activities of the BRICS STI Framework Programme the BRICS STI Funding Working Group held workshop “Discussion on BRICS STI Flagship Projects” aimed at discussion of BRICS STI Flagship Projects concept. The meeting gathered more than 60 participants, representing BRICS research funding agencies and policy makers, participants of the selected BRICS research thematic Working Groups and BRICS STI projects as well as other interested actors. The goal of the meeting was to exchange views on the concept of BRICS Flagship Projects, including discussion on global challenges of BRICS strategic importance that Flagship Projects could address, prospective areas of BRICS Flagship projects call for proposals, definition and requirements on potential Flagship project impact and other relevant issues.

The “Development of membrane-based methods to improve the recovery of pure water and valuable products from the waste (BRICS4Water)” project was among the reference projects that were supported as result of the first 3 BRICS STI FP calls and implemented by research consortia comprised of teams from 5 BRICS states. Alexey Volkov (A.V.Topchiev Institute of Petrochemical Synthesis of the Russian Academy of Sciences) as coordinator of “BRICS4Water” project shared results of the project and experience in implementing large BRICS research project that may be important not only to further improve the BRICS STI FP mechanisms, but also to be used for  performing BRICS STI Flagship Projects.