BRICS Virtual
Institute of Photonics
BRAZIL
RUSSIA
INDIA
CHINA
SOUTH AFRICA
addressing
social challenges
with the speed of light
About Us
BRICS Virtual Institute of Photonics (BRICS VIP) is an internet platform aimed to coordinate activities in the frame of BRICS initiatives in area of Photonics. BRICS VIP is expected to become an instrument to create a BRICS Photonic Ecosystem (BRICS-PE), capable of address properly and timely modern and appearing social challenges using the photonic-based technologies.
Aim
The BRICS VIP is an active network integrating, managing, and coordinating different Photonics related activities, establish and manage educational programmes (incl. on-line), provide information on Photonics achievements.

Creation
The creation of the Virtual Institute on Photonics was initiated during 1st Working Group Meeting of Photonics in 2018 and then approved by the BRICS Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation in 2018 (Durban Declaration, 2018).



Photonics Background
The main area of photonics is the optical communication, which becomes even more important in view of the transformation of the modern society to its information centric one.
There are also photonics-based sensors such as cameras, infrared sensors, hyperspectral imagers that will also become IoT enabled. In the future, more data will be generated and transferred because of more devices being connected.
This requires R&D efforts to produce energy efficient devices capable of arranging data so that only essential information is transferred and can easily interface with other devices.
In the emerging industry 4.0 paradigm, advanced photonic systems and the integrated use of sensor technologies for real-time parameter monitoring will be at the heart of fully digital and connected value chains.
Association
BRAZIL
RUSSIA
INDIA
CHINA
SOUTH AFRICA
Brazil
Felipe Silva Bellucci
General Coordinator for Development and Innovation on Strategic Technologies (CGTE)
Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication
E-mail: felipe.bellucci@mctic.gov.br

Sandra Pacheco Renz

Analyst of Science and Technology
Secretariat of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (SEMPI)
Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication
E-mail:sandra.renz@mctic.gov.br
Roberto Ricardo Panepucci
Center for Information Technology Renato Archer
A Federal R&D center of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication
Campinas/SP, Brazil

Hernandes Faustino de Carvalho
National Institute of Photonics Applied to Cell Biology
Campinas/SP, Brazil
Hugo E. Hernandez- Figueroa
National Institute of Photonics – INFO
University of Campinas – UNICAMP
Anderson Stevens Leonidas Gomes
INFO – Photonics National Institute for Science and Technology
Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE)
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
INOF- National Institute of Science and Technology of Optics and Photonics
São Carlos Institute of Physics – (IFSC),
University of São Paulo (USP)
Anderson Stevens Leonidas Gomes
National Institute of Photonics – INFO
Federal University of Pernambuco – UFPE
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
National Institute of Photonics – INFO
São Carlos Institute of Physics – IFSC, University of São Paulo – USP
Russia
India
China
South Africa
Education
BRICS VIP provides an optimum platform for coordinating education related issues for the BRICS countries, separated spatially by rather large distances from each other.
On-line
On-line courses, real time chat discussions, fast consulting for enterprises and other services will be organized on permanent basis.
Support
The main principles and requirements for the education in photonics (on all levels from BS to PhD) will be discussed and matched using the web platform.
Individual Approach
BRICS Photonics Congress will be held on regular basis combined with a set of Workshops and Summer Schools. Best world practices in education will be transferred and introduces to the VIP members.
National
strategies
BRAZIL
National Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation 2016/2022

The National Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation (ENCTI 2016-2022)
proposes the establishment of a collaborative innovation paradigm in Brazil, one that encourages the strengthening of relations between University and Businesses, and the interaction among the different components of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System – SNCTI. It provides guidance to the System in terms of how to find solutions for considerable social, environmental and economic challenges, thus contributing to the construction of sustainable development bases in the country.

The planning of the National Science, Technology and Innovation System is based on the National Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation as a critical document and on the Action Plans
developed thereof as documents with an operational nature. Plans are based on the Strategic Themes outlined in the National Strategy and their elaboration process was concluded in 2017, with consensus on initiatives that will unfold by 2022.

RUSSIA
TBD
INDIA
TBD
CHINA
TBD
SOUTH AFRICA
National Photonics Strategy for South Africa

This document sets forth a strategy for Photonics RDI in South Africa, which will be referred to as the Photonics Initiative of South Africa (PISA). The strategy is a result of an extensive consultative process, which included:

  • Analyses of the local photonics environment by a various working groups.
  • International benchmarking studies.
  • Focused mini workshops and meetings.
  • A national workshop involving industry, academia and science councils on the 5 and 6th August 2008.
The strategy document provides background to Photonics as a discipline and its interaction with other disciplines, a situational analysis of the current state of Photonics in South Africa, with a specific focus on research, human capital development and commercial activities as well as global trends in Photonics. Further, the role of Photonics is explained within the context of the National System of Innovation. The strategy sets forth a vision for PISA: "To position South Africa as a globally competitive player in Photonics. "

The mission of PISA is: "To harness the potential presented by Photonics in the development of human capital, stimulation of multidisciplinary basic and applied research as well as creation of economic opportunities for South Africa and the region".

National Photonics Strategy for South Africa. Version 3.0
Contact
Brazil
Felipe Silva Bellucci
General Coordinator for Development and Innovation on Strategic Technologies (CGTE)
+61-2033-7424 e +61-2033-8662
felipe.bellucci@mctic.gov.br
Russia
Arkady Shipulin
Associate Director of CPQM, Skoltech
+7-495-280-35-91
A.Shipulin@skoltech.ru

Daria Makarenko
Administrative Assistant, Skoltech
+7-929-927-98-84
D.makarenko@skoltech.ru
India

Dr Ranjani Vishwanatha
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCSAR), Bangalore
rv@jncasr.ac.in
China
Li Wenjing
Program Officer Division of International Organizations and Conferences Department of International Cooperation Ministry Of Science and Technology
+8610-5888-1321
liwj@most.cn, 853134596@qq.com
South Africa
Tebogo Modiba
Deputy Director: Innovation Priorities and Instruments Department of Science and Technology
+2712-843-6871
Tebogo.Modiba@dst.gov.za