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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Brazilian researchers combine genetics and nutricosmetics to develop customizable hair care product line
SDG 3, SDG 9
Brazilian researchers combine genetics and nutricosmetics to develop customizable hair care product line

A company funded by FAPESP’s program to support innovation by small businesses is launching a dietary supplement for consumer hair care.


Number of science- and technology-based startups in São Paulo state increases
SDG 9
Number of science- and technology-based startups in São Paulo state increases

Deep techs established in São Paulo have flourished in recent years, particularly in 2017-19, according to a survey led by the Brazilian Small Business Support Service.


Study conducted at University of São Paulo obtains light beam entanglement
SDG 9
Study conducted at University of São Paulo obtains light beam entanglement

This kind of phenomenon can have applications in encryption, communications and quantum computing.


FAPESP and Ericsson unveil research center that will develop advanced connectivity services
SDG 9
FAPESP and Ericsson unveil research center that will develop advanced connectivity services

One of the aims of the telecommunications excellence hub hosted by the State University of Campinas is to build a new platform capable of deploying advanced 5G and 6G networks.


Thoughts on future scientific research and its funding proposed at the last FAPESP 60 Years Conference
SDG 9
Thoughts on future scientific research and its funding proposed at the last FAPESP 60 Years Conference

The participants included Hernan Chaimovich and Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz. The book A Ciência no Desenvolvimento Nacional, edited by the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences, was launched during the event.


Scientists use chitosan to develop more stable antioxidant microparticles for cosmetics
SDG 9
Scientists use chitosan to develop more stable antioxidant microparticles for cosmetics

A technique created by researchers in Brazil and Spain prevents blocking of the anti-aging effect of vitamins C and B3 due to contact with air and sunlight.


Artificial intelligence helps Brazilian breeders select desired traits of native fish
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence helps Brazilian breeders select desired traits of native fish

A group of researchers developed computer software that measures pacu specimens in real time under varying tank bottom and light conditions. The aim is to select attributes that indicate growth and weight gain, as well as other traits preferred by consumers.


Startup uses ground-penetrating radar to map urban tree trunks and roots
SDG 9
Startup uses ground-penetrating radar to map urban tree trunks and roots

The firm is supported by FAPESP and has developed a solution that uses high-resolution images to obtain information on root systems without drilling or digging.


Scientists highlight the contributions of Brazilian-made technique to cancer research and human genomics
SDG 9
Scientists highlight the contributions of Brazilian-made technique to cancer research and human genomics

The second day of the Genome Workshop 20+2 featured speakers who participated in the Human Cancer Genome Project and paid tribute to former FAPESP President Ricardo Brentani.


How the FAPESP Genome Project advanced genomics and molecular biology
SDG 9
How the FAPESP Genome Project advanced genomics and molecular biology

Researchers who participated in the groundbreaking initiative met at the Genome Workshop 20+2 to celebrate past achievements, analyze the current situation and assess future opportunities in the genomics of pathogens, cancer and agri-environmental management.


Nanophotonic circuits could revolutionize data processing
SDG 9
Nanophotonic circuits could revolutionize data processing

A study conducted at a FAPESP-supported research center shows that light interacting with free electrons in a metal can traverse nanometric structures far smaller than its wavelength.


Novel device detects COVID-19 antibodies in five minutes
SDG 3, SDG 9
Novel device detects COVID-19 antibodies in five minutes

Brazilian scientists have developed a biosensor using zinc oxide combined for the first time with an electron-conducting glass substrate and the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The results outperformed ELISA, the current gold standard for diagnosing infectious diseases.


Public network should integrate data nationwide for use by researchers to improve health in Brazil
SDG 3, SDG 9
Public network should integrate data nationwide for use by researchers to improve health in Brazil

The importance of organizing and assuring access to the government’s healthcare data via the SUS was highlighted in a presentation by Ester Sabino, a professor at the University of São Paulo, to a webinar hosted by the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences. Data integration and access would benefit researchers and the Health Ministry, and help to direct investment in the sector.


Nanotechnology extends functionality of innovative hospital curtains
SDG 9
Nanotechnology extends functionality of innovative hospital curtains

A firm supported by FAPESP is developing self-cleaning products with flame-retardant, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that afford protection against ultraviolet radiation.


Advances in computing lead to discoveries in other areas of science and reconfigure life in society
SDG 9
Advances in computing lead to discoveries in other areas of science and reconfigure life in society

Bioinformatics, engineering and other disciplines driven by advances in computing were discussed by participants in an online seminar hosted by the São Paulo State Academy of Sciences to present the fifth chapter of FAPESP 60 Anos: A Ciência no Desenvolvimento Nacional.


Novel single-crystal production method opens up promising avenues for studies in solid-state physics
SDG 9
Novel single-crystal production method opens up promising avenues for studies in solid-state physics

Researchers at the University of São Paulo created an alternative technique that could contribute to the development of quantum computing.


Artificial intelligence helps predict performance of sugarcane in the field
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence helps predict performance of sugarcane in the field

A technique developed by Brazilian researchers enhances the efficiency of breeding programs, saving selection time and the cost of plant genotyping and characterization.


Researchers use cellulose to develop slow-release fertilizer and a self-fertilizing propagation pot
SDG 2, SDG 9
Researchers use cellulose to develop slow-release fertilizer and a self-fertilizing propagation pot

Scientists at the Federal University of São Carlos adapted material derived from sugarcane bagasse and papermaking to replace the synthetic polymers available on the market and used by growers. The main aim was to avoid the discharge of non-biodegradable chemicals into the soil.


‘What do we know about the Universe? We know it’s expanding,’ says Nobel Laureate in Physics
SDG 9
‘What do we know about the Universe? We know it’s expanding,’ says Nobel Laureate in Physics

Focusing on astronomy and astrophysics, the 14th FAPESP 60 Years Conference featured three leading scientists in the field, including Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt.


Brazilian forensic technology certified by US government’s center of excellence
SDG 9
Brazilian forensic technology certified by US government’s center of excellence

FAPESP has long supported the company that developed the system, which identifies people from small fragments of finger and palm prints. It passed a key certification test set by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology.


An innovative computational tool that integrates and analyzes different health databases
SDG 9
An innovative computational tool that integrates and analyzes different health databases

Brazilian researchers have developed a tool that encodes patient identification data as DNA sequences and integrates databases with millions of records despite misspellings and omissions. The platform is fast and accurate and can be used for epidemiological analysis and public policy formulation.


Researchers identify genes potentially responsible for sugarcane’s resistance to pests, cold and drought
SDG 9
Researchers identify genes potentially responsible for sugarcane’s resistance to pests, cold and drought

A study conducted at the State University of Campinas provides a foundation for future research to confirm identification of the best candidate genes for biotech applications such as insertion into commercially valuable plants and development of sugarcane varieties resistant to environmental pressures.


Scientists use modified yeast to produce xylitol sweetener from sugarcane straw
SDG 9
Scientists use modified yeast to produce xylitol sweetener from sugarcane straw

Researchers at the State University of Campinas have edited the genome of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the brewer’s yeast used to produce ethanol, so that it converts xylose into xylitol. The strategy can add value to the ethanol industry and meet demand for a healthier sweetener.


Artificial intelligence for more efficient public spending audits
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence for more efficient public spending audits

A startup supported by FAPESP has developed software to process legal cases, winning an important order from Brazil’s federal court of auditors.


Toll tag technology is repurposed for use in wildlife monitoring
SDG 9, SDG 15
Toll tag technology is repurposed for use in wildlife monitoring

The system is being developed by a Brazilian startup supported by FAPESP and can be used by biologists in scientific research, by NGOs to track endangered species, and by environmental consultants.


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