The nominating institution DWIH on the breakthrough:

The Innovative Research in Small Companies program conducted by the São Paulo Research Foundation is Brazil’s largest innovation program. It has funded over 2,500 research projects in over 1,500 different companies. It employs a rigorous selection process that seeks to find a combination of expertise in S&T and a potential for successful commercialization. The program offers both non-reimbursable grants for innovative projects and advanced practical training in high-tech entrepreneurship.

Tag: Innovation in all of the above areas.