About

The Beirut Research and Innovation Center (BRIC) is a private non-profit research center based in Beirut, Lebanon, and is established as a department of the Lebanese Center for Studies and Research.

BRIC is:

  • A research platform, launching and conducting integrated research programs with high economic and social impact in line with national and regional priorities
  • An interface between academia, the business community and the public authorities
  • A pole of excellence attracting talented scientists
  • An intellectual hub where scholars, analysts, and researchers debate to better understand the nature of the challenges faced by our society

Currently BRIC has two divisions: one for scientific research and another for policy making and social studies.

Vision:

The challenge we are facing is to transform our society from a technology consuming society to a productive knowledge-driven society that is contributing to global progress. This necessitates a long-term vision to consolidate institutional and behavioral changes in the science and technology sector and contribute to the process of transition from an industrial era to the knowledge era with Lebanese and Arab societies playing an active role. This transformation can be achieved through systematic, sincere, and open minded efforts supported by intellectual integrity and economic sustainability.

The real engine for human development is the production and acquisition of knowledge through institutional infrastructure. This is a necessary condition for wealth generation, social progress and individual achievement. One of the higher aims of BRIC is to create the conditions to restore the knowledge cycle in our region through a coordinated effort involving vital elements of the society. The aim is to mobilize a critical mass of highly motivated researchers and provide them with the environment to dedicate themselves to the advancement of knowledge.

Goals:
  • Creating an environment for integrated research programs that would lead to scientific progress and useful sustainable solutions to social, economic and political challenges
  • Injecting the power of ideas and the discipline of scholarship into the restoration of the Lebanese and Arab knowledge cycle
  • Blending politics with science and technology based on ethical foundation to provide the tools for a real transformation of Lebanese and Arab societies

Our Work

Technological Innovation

Finding technologically advanced solutions to help Lebanon and the Arab World overcome common problems. Acquiring knowledge and expertise in technology subjects and sharing them locally and regionally.

Social Innovation

Launching and conducting integrated research programs with high economic and social impact in line with national and regional priorities.

Our Team

BRIC Team


Prof. Hassan Ghaziri

Founding Director

Mohamad Minkara

Deputy Director

Dr. Mohammed Husseini

Senior Researcher

Dr. Mohammed Baydoun

Senior Researcher


Ali Al Takach

Researcher

Hassan Al Husseini

IT Manager

Baraa Shiboub

Software Engineer

Shadi Al Masri

Design Studio Manager
Fellows

Collaborators

PHD Students
Master Students

Current

2017

2015



Hassan Shwaykani


Karim Kassem


Nizar Tarabay


Mohammad Haidar

News


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BRIC and CNRS-L Sign MoU
Tackling Energy, Water, and Climate Challenges

13 March 2018 , Beirut, Lebanon

An MoU was signed on March 13, 2018 between BRIC Director Dr. Hassan Ghaziri and the National Center for Remote Sensing, represented by Secretary General of the CNRS-L, Dr. Mouin Hamze.
The MoU will formalize the relationship between the two institutions for sharing expertise, data, human resources and researchers to develop and implement projects on energy, water, and climate challenges, in addition to other technological projects of common interest.

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Swiss Delegation Visits the Women's Coalition for Tripoli

22 February 2018 , Tripoli, Lebanon

A delegation from the Swiss Parliament including Montreux Mayor Laurent Wehrli, Deputy Ambassador of Switzerland to Lebanon Elizabeth Galen, and National Program Support Officer Maria Abdel Rahman, met with the Women's Coalition for Tripoli at their Center in Tripoli.....

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REDEC 2018

1-2 November 2018, Beirut- Lebanon

REDEC 2018 is a specific scientific conference that helps in finding innovative and adequate solutions for energy saving and production in developing countries. During the first REDEC 2012, the second REDEC 2014 and the third REDEC 2016 conferences, participants from across the globe have discussed the scientific issues that were presented and subsequently published in IEEE Xplore ...

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SmartEx 2018

25-28 April 2018, Forum De Beyrout, Beirut- Lebanon

This year, BRIC will take part in the SmartEx exhibition that will be held from April 25-28, 2018, at the Forum De Beyrouth.
As an exhibitor this year, BRIC will showcase its latest work in technological innovation, as well as social development. ...

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MENACOMM 2018

18-20 April 2018, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Jounieh - Lebanon

MENACOMM (Middle East & North Africa COMMunications) Conference 2018 is organized by IEEE Communications Society – Lebanon Chapter and Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK in collaboration with IEEE Communications Society – Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia Chapters. The objective of MENACOMM Conference 2018 is to bring together researchers from academic institutions and industry from all over the world.
Dr. Mohammed Husseini is a member of the organizing committee of MENACOMM 2018. ...

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