BRICS Solutions Awards

Under the auspices of Russia's Presidency in BRICS 2024, in partnership with BRICS Business Council

About BRICS Solutions Awards

The 3rd BRICS Solutions Awards will be dedicated to technological innovations. Moreover, the 2024 Awards is the first one since the BRICS expansion. We are more than happy to welcome new BRICS members and we cannot wait to see all the applications from not 5 but 10 countries now! It is a unique opportunity for your projects to be seen by the leading industry representatives and experts. So apply now! The Awards will culminate with a special ceremony under the auspices of the BRICS Russia presidency.
BRICS Solutions Awards is organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, which is Russia’s Presidential Project Office for major transformational economic, technology, education and social sphere projects and initiatives, with invaluable support of the Platform for National Technological Initiative BRICS Business Council and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation in particular as its Russian Chapter.
  • Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi
  • Mohammed bin Zayed
  • Cyril Ramaphosa
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Narendra Modi
  • Xi Jinping
  • Abiy Ahmed
  • Ali Khamenei
  • Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

    President of Egypt

    I appreciate Egypt being invited to join BRICS and look forward to coordinating with the group to achieve its goals in supporting economic cooperation
  • Mohammed bin Zayed

    United Arab Emirates' President

    We look forward to a continued commitment of cooperation for the prosperity, dignity and benefit of all nations and people around the world
  • Cyril Ramaphosa

    South African President

    Many investment and partnership opportunities exist in renewable energy, infrastructure, aquaculture, ICT, automotives, pharmaceuticals and advanced manufacturing, among others
  • Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

    President of the Republic of Brazil

    BRICS must act as a force towards understanding and cooperation
  • Vladimir Putin

    President of the Russian Federation

    Our priorities include promoting cooperation in science, high technology, healthcare, environmental protection, culture, sports, youth exchanges, and civil society
  • Narendra Modi

    Indian Prime-Minister

    BRICS will be – Breaking barriers, Revitalizing economies, Inspiring Innovation, Creating opportunities, and Shaping the future
  • Xi Jinping

    President of the People's Republic of China

    We should focus on practical cooperation, particularly in such fields as digital economy, green development, and supply chain, and bolster economic, trade and financial exchanges
  • Abiy Ahmed

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister

    Its membership recognizes the rich multilateral contribution of Ethiopia to promote international peace, security and prosperity; and the continued commitment and leadership of Ethiopia to South-South cooperation
  • Ali Khamenei

    Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah

    In a historic move, the Islamic Republic of Iran becomes a permanent member of BRICS. A strategic victory for Iran's foreign policy

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Nomination categories 2024

New Industry And Energy

  • Digital twin;
  • Low-tonnage chemistry;
  • New materials and substances;
  • Sensorics;
  • Microelectronics;
  • Machine engineering;
  • Manufacturing management and optimization;
  • Technologies to improve natural resource extraction;
  • Hydropower engineering;
  • Nuclear power engineering;
  • Wind power engineering;
  • Solar power engineering;
  • Hydrogen energy;
  • Energy storage systems;
  • “Smart networks” and distributed smart grids.

Biotechnology And National Health

  • Human healthy nutrition technologies;
  • Technologies for human health;
  • Neuro technologies;
  • Preparations production, including production of microbiological preparations;
  • Genetic engineering technologies;
  • Management of the life cycle of natural and synthetic biosystems;
  • Technologies for soil medium;
  • Fertilizer manufacturing technologies.

Sky, Space And Communication Technologies

  • Geographic information systems;
  • Satellite control technologies;
  • Satellite communications technologies;
  • Space propulsion systems manufacturing technologies;
  • Drones and drone solutions;
  • (4-5G) wireless communications;
  • Augmented and virtual reality;
  • Quantum communications;
  • Prospective communications systems (laser, etc.);
  • Wireless technologies and the Internet of Things.

Artificial Intelligence And Digital Services

  • Big data storage and analysis;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Distributed registries.

Climate And Environmental Technologies

  • Climate change control technologies;
  • Climate adaptation solutions;
  • Technologies for the healthy environment;
  • Agrobiotechnologies for soil creation, soil conservation and fertility reproduction;
  • Nature-based and nature-like technologies.

Platforms And End-to-End Solutions For Government And Public Administration

  • National and municipal technological platforms;
  • Corporate technological platforms;
  • International technological platforms;
  • Intelligent decision-making systems;
  • Digitalization of services and service ecosystems for citizens.

Competencies And Staff Development

  • National projects for training in the fields of artificial intelligence, critical technologies or unmanned aircraft systems;
  • Teams, leaders of projects and solutions in the field of blockchain (distributed ledger) technologies, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, digital twins, cognitive technologies and unmanned aircraft systems.

Cognitive technologies and Creative economy

  • Cognitive sciences and technologies;
  • Platforms for fostering competencies in game or gamified formats;
  • Platforms for technological and intellectual leadership;
  • Platforms and solutions for shaping the vision of the future, foresighting and trend forecasting;
  • Innovative national solutions for creating creative content (films, video games, animation, sound, graphics);
  • Industrial design solution for a technological product;
  • Best UI solution for a digital product;
  • Art projects created using creative technologies;
  • Digital fashion solution;
  • Conceptual digital solution in the field of architecture (3D models);
  • A joint (cross-country) digital creative product (films, video games, animation, sound, graphics, digital design) created by companies from two or more BRICS+ countries.

Timeline of the Awards

June 05 – July 31, 2024


Registering applications (in English), pre-moderation and first feedback to applicants.
July 01 – September 13 , 2024


Applications approved by moderators are considered by experts groups. Shortlists of contenders per each nomination, which are formed based on expert groups resolutions are further conveyed for assessment to international jury that selects three finalists per each nomination and one absolute winner per each nomination.
October 18, 2024


Announcement of winners under the auspices of the BRICS Russia 2024.

Evaluation criteria

[ 1 ]

General idea and content of the Practice

[ 2 ]

Novelty, uniqueness of the Practice

Use of new (non-standard) approaches when implementing the Practice
[ 3 ]

Competitive advantages of the Practice

Characteristics that represent advantages of the Practice compared to similar Practices (if any)
[ 4 ]

Results and effectiveness of the Practice

The ratio of the of the Practice implementation effects and the costs incurred when implementing it
[ 5 ]

Expert confirmation of the Practice

Availability of applicable patents, certificates, and assessment reports
[ 6 ]

Potential for replication of the Practice

The Practice’s capacity for systemic replication, including absence of external and internal factors that impede implementation of the Practice in other territories

Terms and conditions


Citizens and organizations of the BRICS countries — authors of solutions, projects or ideas, and/or persons who have deep knowledge about a solution, project or idea, and are able to perform mentoring functions in order to support its replication in other BRICS countries.

How to take part


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Submit your application

Choose the nomination and fill in the application form


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What is a practice?

A practice is a realized project with a measurable result and proven effectiveness. It has the potential to be replicated and solves relevant problems in the field of climate development.

How to submit a practice for the competition?

Click on the «Take part» button and fill in the Contest participant questionnaire. It is recommended to familiarize yourself with the Competition Regulations beforehand.

Who evaluates the practices?

Practices are evaluated by an Expert Group of representatives of the professional community. The winners and finalists are determined by the Competition Presidium.

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