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.

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São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP

FAPESP is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. São Paulo has a population of forty million and generates 32% of Brazil’s GNP. The constitution of the State establishes that 1% of all state taxes belong to the foundation and the government transfers these funds monthly. The stability of the funding and the autonomy of the foundation allow for an efficient management of the resources that has had a sizable impact.

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