Spreading Our Wings - GRA Annual Meeting 2015

The 14th Annual General Meeting was hosted by Battelle in mid-June in Columbus, Ohio, USA. All eight member organisations participated in the meeting.
On the first day, members took a tour of Battelle’s state-of-the-art facilities and had thought-provoking interactions with the Battelle leadership as well as research and innovation teams.

The following two days saw discussions around possibilities, opportunities and projects for strengthening GRA’s resolve around inclusive innovation and building strategies for re-grouping for the future.

The meeting’s highlights included CSIR South Africa’s exit due to policy changes in the country, the GRA Secretariat being shifted to India, GRA leadership’s advocacy with Asian Development Bank, GRA exploring opportunities in the European Union and Vietnam Inclusive Innovation Project (VIIP).

The meeting was concluded by GRA reaffirming faith in its purpose and reinforcing its commitment. The next meeting is scheduled for May 2016 and will be hosted by VTT in Helsinki, Finland.