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Contest Consultation:
CHEN Qianqian, GUO Kaiying
Technical consultation:
ZHAO Yunpeng, SHEN Wei
Cooperation consultation:
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Hosts: Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China, Fujian Provincial People's Government.
Organizers: The BRICS New Industrial Revolution Partnership Innovation Base, the International Economic and Technological Cooperation Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Fujian Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology, and the Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Industry and Information Technology.
The 3rd BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting (Magaliesburg, July 2018) established the BRICS Partnership on New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR). The 10th BRICS Summit (Johannesburg, July 2018) decided to commence its full operationalization and set up the PartNIR Advisory Group. Upholding the BRICS spirit of openness, inclusiveness, and win-win cooperation and in line with the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution, and shared benefits, the PartNIR aims to translate the vision of the second Golden Decade of BRICS Cooperation into reality through deepened BRICS cooperation in digitalization, industrialization, innovation, inclusiveness, and investment. The 11th BRICS Summit (Brasilia, November 2019), the 12th BRICS Summit (Moscow, November 2020), the 13th BRICS Summit (New Delhi, September 2021) and the 14th BRICS Summit (Beijing, Jun. 2022) all reaffirmed the commitments to advance the PartNIR.

The 1st PartNIR Advisory Group Meeting (Johannesburg, December 2018) initiated the implementation process of PartNIR, with the participation of members from industry, communications, and other relevant administrations in BRICS countries. The 2nd BRICS PartNIR Advisory Group Meeting (Brasilia, September 2019) agreed on the Work Plan of the PartNIR. The Advisory Group Meeting of 2022 amended the Work Plan based on the inputs of various stakeholders. The PartNIR members are encouraged to propose initiatives and host events to implement the PartNIR Work Plan.

In view of the above, China has hosted the Contests for two consecutive years from 2021 to 2022. With a focus on policy coordination and human resources development, the Contest aims to create a platform to demonstrate outstanding projects and promote fair competition and mutual learning among BRICS members, building an enabling environment for industrial innovation and talent exchange.
To further advance the PartNIR, and promote talent training and capacity building in the field of New Industrial Revolution, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the People’s Republic of China will continue to host the BRICS Industrial Innovation Contest 2023. Under the theme of “Deepening PartNIR Cooperation for New Industrialization”, the Contest has three different tracks: Industrial Internet, Intelligent Manufacturing, and Green Development, based on which submission of projects including industrial technologies, standards, solutions and products with outstanding innovation capabilities, application effects and market prospects will be collected from BRICS countries.
One first prize, two second prizes, three third prizes, and five new star prizes will be awarded in each of the three tracks of industrial interconnection, intelligent manufacturing, and green circulation, with certificates and bonuses awarded. The New Star Award comes from the Youth Innovation Program, with a youth age range of 18-35 years old. In addition, the competition also sets up several outstanding project awards and excellent organization awards, and issues honorary certificates.
  • July to September
    Project solicitation
  • October
    Expert review
  • November
    Final and Award Ceremony
  • Track 1
    Industrial Internet

    This track focuses on key issues of digital transformation of the manufacturing industry. Projects that leverage emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, big data, and edge computing to improve the production support capabilities, optimize the core business operation capabilities of industrial enterprises, and ensure the stability and security of the industrial chain and supply chain are highly welcomed to apply.
  • Track 2
    Intelligent Manufacturing

    This track focuses on integration of new generation information technology and advanced manufacturing technology. Projects that show characteristics of digitization, networking and intelligence in industrial product design, production, logistics, service and other areas, and innovation in intelligent manufacturing technology and intelligent manufacturing system are welcomed to apply.
  • Track 3
    Green Development

    This track focuses on energy saving and low carbon green technology innovation and application. Project that can improve energy utilization efficiency, resource utilization level and clean production level, support the achievement of carbon neutrality and carbon peaking; innovative products and services in energy-saving and environmental protection equipment as well as green manufacturing standard system are welcomed to apply.
Organizational Structure
  • Organizing Committee

    Responsible for coordinating and guiding the overall arrangement and preparation of the contest, composed of the relevant officials of the hosts and the organizers. The organizing committee set up a secretariat, specifically responsible for the specific implementation of the work of the contest. The secretariat is located in Center for International Economic and Technological Cooperation of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China.
  • Experts Assessment Committee

    Consisting of authoritative experts from BRICS research institutes, universities, industry bodies and other relevant fields, which will be responsible for formulating the judging rules and evaluating the participating projects.