GRA Annual Meeting 2014

Chief Executives of nine of the world’s leading applied research agencies will be meeting in Dresden in early June 2014 to discuss and develop their contribution to the Global Research Alliance.

The members of the Global Research Alliance are: Battelle (United States of America), CSIR (India), CSIR (South Africa), CSIRO (Australia), Danish Technological Institute (Denmark), Fraunhofer (Germany), SIRIM (Malaysia),TNO (the Netherlands), and VTT (Finland).The Global Research Alliance is the conduit for us to share the breadth and depth of our collective science and technology resources and skills, and to translate this into affordable and sustainable solutions with positive and lasting impact for people in the developing world.

Member organisations of the Global Research Alliance work collaboratively to create solutions to global challenges, such as water, energy, health, food security and digital access across Asia and Africa.

The GRA members Fraunhofer (Germany) CSIRO, CSIR South Africa, and VTT (Finland) are completing a project in Sub-Sahara Africa (Zambia) to create and enable wireless infrastructure to create internet access relevant to the needs of the local community with possible deployment in connecting several health centres and a malaria hospital. The Alliance is also working closely with the World Bank and the government of Vietnam in the implementation of the Vietnam Inclusive Innovation Project.