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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Startup develops alternative treatment for atopic dermatitis
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup develops alternative treatment for atopic dermatitis

Researchers supported by FAPESP have created a drug using antibodies for direct application to the skin.


System uses artificial intelligence to detect wild animals on roads and avoid accidents
SDG 9, SDG 15
System uses artificial intelligence to detect wild animals on roads and avoid accidents

The researchers trained computer vision models to identify Brazilian mammals must susceptible to roadkill in real time and are partnering with toll road operators to test the system in real-world situations.


Water filtration and DNA extraction help fish farmers protect animal health
SDG 9
Water filtration and DNA extraction help fish farmers protect animal health

A startup supported by FAPESP has developed a solution to prevent disease in fish tanks by means of environmental monitoring.


Brazilian scientists design innovative heart valve
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian scientists design innovative heart valve

Study developed at Center for Mathematical Sciences Applied to Industry aims to perfect device for cardiovascular treatments.


Article describes method for synthesizing material that can be used to collect and store energy
SDG 9
Article describes method for synthesizing material that can be used to collect and store energy

Sodium niobate is a type of ceramic with properties of interest to green chemistry; scientists from the Center for the Development of Functional Materials and collaborators have developed a new strategy for obtaining it.


Study describes strategy for inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria
SDG 3, SDG 9
Study describes strategy for inactivation of multidrug-resistant bacteria

Zinc oxide nanoparticles with varying morphologies were tested against microorganisms isolated from patients. The results are reported in the Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.


Genetic improvement of conventional soybeans generates special varieties
SDG 2, SDG 9
Genetic improvement of conventional soybeans generates special varieties

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing novel cultivars to offer growers a high-value-added option.


Protein created by Brazilian startup could help treat diseases caused by HPV
SDG 3, SDG 9
Protein created by Brazilian startup could help treat diseases caused by HPV

Developed by ImunoTera as part of a project supported by FAPESP, the molecule triggers the immune system’s response to infected cells and helps combat the disease.


Group obtains patent for method to create more natural, effective and environmentally friendly sunscreens
SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 12
Group obtains patent for method to create more natural, effective and environmentally friendly sunscreens

Developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo, the process proposes using silica particles coated with melanin in formulations to protect the skin not only from UVA and UVB rays, but also from visible light.


Brazilian study is the most read in the <i>Physchem</i> journal in 2022
SDG 9
Brazilian study is the most read in the <i>Physchem</i> journal in 2022

A paper by scientists from the Center for the Development of Functional Materials discusses the effects of femtosecond laser irradiation, which can create and functionalize new materials for the microelectronics industry.


Artificial intelligence enhances inspection in poultry processing industry
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence enhances inspection in poultry processing industry

The system created by startup Ecotrace with FAPESP’s support is designed to help poultry processors detect carcass lesions in real time.


Brazilian scientists obtain a material that can be useful for hydrogen production
SDG 7, SDG 9
Brazilian scientists obtain a material that can be useful for hydrogen production

The nickel phosphide electrode proved effective and efficient as a catalyst in processes designed to produce H2 via water molecule breakdown.


System detects microorganisms that mar the quality of beer
SDG 9
System detects microorganisms that mar the quality of beer

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing a solution to detect beer spoilage microorganisms, which affect flavor and aroma, both in the brewery and at the point of sale.


Prosthetic device developed in Brazil improves results of chest malformation repair surgery
SDG 3, SDG 9
Prosthetic device developed in Brazil improves results of chest malformation repair surgery

The device was developed by researchers at the University of São Paulo’s Heart Institute (INCOR) and a Brazilian company with FAPESP’s support. It is biocompatible and offers other advantages over the imported product used hitherto.


Low-cost equipment helps keep overhead power grid up and running in areas affected by wind and rain
SDG 9
Low-cost equipment helps keep overhead power grid up and running in areas affected by wind and rain

The producer is a company supported by FAPESP. It is developing an advanced three-phase recloser that isolates a section of the grid cut off by a tree fall and lets power be restored remotely.


São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Hologenomic Data Analysis for Agriculture is receiving applications
SDG 2, SDG 9
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Hologenomic Data Analysis for Agriculture is receiving applications

The event will take place in São Carlos (São Paulo state, Brazil) with FAPESP’s support. Twenty participants from Brazil and 20 from other countries will be selected.


Novel material increases efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells
SDG 7, SDG 9
Novel material increases efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells

The results of a study conducted by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP) could be highly positive for the future of the solar power sector.


Startup based in São Paulo state proposes use of drones to eradicate dengue-carrying mosquitoes
SDG 9
Startup based in São Paulo state proposes use of drones to eradicate dengue-carrying mosquitoes

The solution developed by the firm, with FAPESP’s support, permits controlled release of sterile males of Aedes aegypti in urban areas with the aim of reducing the population of these mosquitoes.


Startup achieves success with machine that produces thin films from soluble materials with many applications
SDG 9
Startup achieves success with machine that produces thin films from soluble materials with many applications

The startup has been supported by FAPESP since its foundation in 2020. The device can be used to make film for perovskite solar cells, biomaterials for wound dressings and tissue regeneration, and novel drug and cosmetic delivery systems.


System based on Brazilian technology monitors industrial networks
SDG 9
System based on Brazilian technology monitors industrial networks

The platform, developed by a company based in São Carlos (São Paulo state, Brazil) and supported by FAPESP, is able to predict and permit correction of failures in order to avoid unplanned factory production line downtime.


Novel material facilitates measurement of concrete deterioration in buildings and other structures
SDG 9, SDG 12
Novel material facilitates measurement of concrete deterioration in buildings and other structures

The material is a compound similar to clay and enables inspectors to carry out in-situ assessment of structural conditions in buildings, bridges, dams and other structures without having to drill for samples and analyze them in a laboratory.


Computational tool processes data to produce predictive analysis for agribusiness
SDG 9
Computational tool processes data to produce predictive analysis for agribusiness

The solution, which was developed via a project supported by FAPESP, aims to help farmers assess risks and forecast future prices.


Startups present results of projects conducted under aegis of Centelha SP program
SDG 9
Startups present results of projects conducted under aegis of Centelha SP program

Representatives of 44 startups based in São Paulo received technical support for a year to develop products and business plans via in-person training, mentoring and workshops run by experts from FAPESP and associations that foster entrepreneurship.


Climate intelligence platform supports decision-making by farmers and agroindustry
SDG 2, SDG 9, SDG 13
Climate intelligence platform supports decision-making by farmers and agroindustry

Agrosmart, a startup based in São Paulo state, presented its portfolio of solutions during COP28, the UN Climate Change Conference held in Dubai.


Startup develops rapid test to help detect cervical cancer
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup develops rapid test to help detect cervical cancer

The kit is designed to be used for screening. If the result is negative, it should be repeated a year later. If positive, the individual should see a specialist.


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