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The emergence of BRICs: A new phenomenon in the global innovation system?

14 October 2014
12:30 - 13:30

Presenter: Professor Mario Scerri, Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI) and the Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy, Tshwane University of Technology

Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town (Videoconferencing facilities: see below)

Date: 14 October 2014

Time: 12H15 for 12h30  – 13H30  

The Role of the State analyses the relationship between the state and the development of the national systems of innovation of the BRICS. Combining original data and expert analysis, the book presents experience and knowledge that may enhance our understanding of the theory of innovation systems, and the implementation of policies and strategies for their development.  This is the first volume in a series of five books bringing together the results of intensive research on the national systems of innovation in the BRICS.

This presentation builds up on the findings of this book to examine the role of the BRICS group in the global economic order and the placement of the South African national system of innovation within the BRICS.

Kindly RSVP by 13 October 2014

Cape Town : HSRC, 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Ray Adam, E-mail, Tel: (021) 466 8099 or Jean Witten, Tel (021) 4668004, Fax (021) 461 0299, or
Durban :  First floor HSRC board room, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Contact Ridhwaan Khan, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or
Pretoria : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Arlene Grossberg, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: or Happy Solomon, Tel: (012) 302 2368, e-mail: