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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Study contributes to the production of flexible electronic devices
SDG 9
Study contributes to the production of flexible electronic devices

Research conducted by Brazilian and Italian scientists ordered the structure of polythiophene to enhance the optical and electronic properties of this organic conductive polymer.


New dairy cattle breeding method increases genetic selection efficiency
SDG 9
New dairy cattle breeding method increases genetic selection efficiency

Inclusion of a parameter that measures an animal’s capacity to transmit its genetic traits resulted in gains of up to 16% compared with a traditional method of selection.


Startup uses LED to treat newborns with jaundice faster and at lower cost
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup uses LED to treat newborns with jaundice faster and at lower cost

Native LED technology will enable hospitals to save money and free up beds in maternity wards.


Shape influences the properties of nanomaterials
SDG 9
Shape influences the properties of nanomaterials

Researchers at the Center for Development of Functional Materials developed a method to identify the ideal shape of nanoparticles with specific properties or characteristics.


São Paulo hosts an international meeting of scientists to plan a small satellite network
SDG 9
São Paulo hosts an international meeting of scientists to plan a small satellite network

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by the Regional Leadership Summit (RLS) involving researchers from Brazil and six other countries. RLS-Sciences met at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute.


Sensor detects carbon monoxide to avoid cases of CO poisoning
SDG 9
Sensor detects carbon monoxide to avoid cases of CO poisoning

Use of a device created by the FAPESP-funded Center for Development of Functional Materials, could be made compulsory in Argentina, where 250 deaths from CO poisoning are reported each year.


Portable device can be used to diagnose eye disease remotely
SDG 3, SDG 9
Portable device can be used to diagnose eye disease remotely

With support from FAPESP’s program aimed at small businesses, Brazilian entrepreneurs have created the Eyer, a device coupled to a smartphone that detects retinopathy at a far lower cost than conventional equipment.


Experts highlight strategies to drive innovation in Brazil
SDG 9, SDG 17
Experts highlight strategies to drive innovation in Brazil

Initiatives should include more integration with the world economy and promotion of strategic sectors, according to US researchers from MIT and Brazilian authors of a recently published book.


Government, business and philanthropists should invest in innovation
SDG 9
Government, business and philanthropists should invest in innovation

Raymond Schinazi, the US-based researcher famous for helping develop drugs against HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C, says Brazil has significant potential to create innovative health startups.


Innovative packaging may soon be mass-producible
SDG 9
Innovative packaging may soon be mass-producible

Scientists affiliated with the Food Research Center in Brazil are working to improve industrial feasibility of disruptive technologies such as the packaging that warns costumers when food starts spoiling.


Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production
SDG 7, SDG 9
Modified enzyme can increase second-generation ethanol production

Using a protein produced by a fungus that lives in the Amazon, Brazilian researchers developed a molecule capable of increasing glucose release from biomass for fermentation.


Innovative bike rack technology
SDG 9
Innovative bike rack technology

A Brazilian startup develops an equipment titled that uses high-power suction pads to anchor rack to car roof.


Startup uses light to treat pain
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup uses light to treat pain

Brazilian tech startup Bright Photomedicine is also testing the anti-inflammatory and neurological action of photobiomodulation.


Gender and sex analysis opens up new horizons for research and innovation
SDG 9
Gender and sex analysis opens up new horizons for research and innovation

Londa Schiebinger, Professor of History at Stanford, says privileging male over female is an obstacle to scientific and technological development.


Startup uses nanotechnology to produce smart textiles
SDG 9
Startup uses nanotechnology to produce smart textiles

Nanodyeing process provides natural or synthetic yarns and fibers with conductive properties.


Startups develop traceability and proof of provenance solution for cachaça distillers
SDG 9
Startups develop traceability and proof of provenance solution for cachaça distillers

The goal is to identify the fingerprint of distilled beverages involving soil, water, climate and microbial terroir.


The potential of carbon nanotubes to cool electronic circuits
SDG 9
The potential of carbon nanotubes to cool electronic circuits

Study shows that mechanically stretched carbon nanotubes extract heat efficiently and could be used to cool flexible electronic devices, for example.


Startup develops wireless communications solutions to monitor street lighting
SDG 9, SDG 11
Startup develops wireless communications solutions to monitor street lighting

Service can include other functions, such as the control of traffic lights, parking meters, and water and gas consumption.


Clothing with nanotechnology controls heat and odor and repels insects
SDG 9
Clothing with nanotechnology controls heat and odor and repels insects

Brazilian firm has developed nanoparticles that eliminate body odor, reflect solar radiation, and release insect repellent and insecticide in fabric.


Artificial intelligence helps make dreams come true
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence helps make dreams come true

App developed by Brazilian startup 7waves acts as virtual coach for use in setting and achieving goals.


Computer app helps treat depression in older adults
SDG 3, SDG 9
Computer app helps treat depression in older adults

Brazilian and British scientists are testing a software tool that could lower the cost of providing care to elderly patients with depression.


Academia and private enterprise join forces to foster research in artificial intelligence
SDG 9
Academia and private enterprise join forces to foster research in artificial intelligence

Researchers from eight universities in São Paulo State, in partnership with large corporations and startups in several industries, have launched an advanced institute to conduct collaborative AI development projects.


FAPESP and Equinor launch petroleum engineering research center
SDG 9, SDG 17
FAPESP and Equinor launch petroleum engineering research center

Aims of the center hosted by UNICAMP include developing innovative solutions to optimize oil well production and efficiency, as well as reservoir rehabilitation.


Startup develops hydroponic roof tiles for the cultivation of ornamental plants or crops
SDG 9, SDG 11
Startup develops hydroponic roof tiles for the cultivation of ornamental plants or crops

Green roof uses the same principle as thermally insulated tiles containing polystyrene or polyurethane foam and requires no waterproofing layer.


Startup uses IoT for bike path monitoring
SDG 9
Startup uses IoT for bike path monitoring

Hardware and software system is designed to make city cycling safer.


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