Science, Technology and Information at the BRICS Summits, from 2009 on

Through a survey of official summits documents and BRICS ministerial technical meetings, from 2009 on, we were able to observe the gradual growth of understandings and intentions in the S & T and Innovation area. In this analysis of documents, the most advanced themes are related to the health, agriculture and renewable energy sectors. In the area of research and development (R & D), its link with economic growth and industrialization has been highlighted, with a view to enhancing the competitiveness of the BRICS in the international environment. However, little attention has been given to the technical-scientific educational exchange.