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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

New telescope will detect most energetic form of radiation in universe
SDG 9
New telescope will detect most energetic form of radiation in universe

Astronomers from Brazil, Italy and South Africa have begun installing the first of nine telescopes sensitive to gamma rays on Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.


Technique using light and artificial intelligence is effective in selecting immature soybean seeds
SDG 9
Technique using light and artificial intelligence is effective in selecting immature soybean seeds

Research conducted by Brazilian scientists has demonstrated that chlorophyll fluorescence is a reliable predictor of seed maturity. The greener the seed, the lower the quality. Manual separation is the rule in Brazil.


Article details protocol for production of laboratory equipment by 3D printing
SDG 9
Article details protocol for production of laboratory equipment by 3D printing

Conducted by Brazilian researchers, the study focused on the fused deposition modeling technique and was featured on the cover of Analytical Chemistry, a journal of the American Chemical Society.


Study obtains superconductivity at higher temperature than usual
SDG 9
Study obtains superconductivity at higher temperature than usual

Discovery by Brazilian researchers featured on cover of the journal Nanoscale is noteworthy because of possible applications in next-generation electronic devices.


Drone-borne radar detects underground ants’ nests that threaten eucalyptus plantations
SDG 2, SDG 9
Drone-borne radar detects underground ants’ nests that threaten eucalyptus plantations

A startup supported by FAPESP developed the technology, which is being tested by pulp and paper manufacturer Klabin.


Born in a physics revolution, quantum materials are also revolutionizing everyday life
SDG 4, SDG 9
Born in a physics revolution, quantum materials are also revolutionizing everyday life

Quantum materials were the focus for the 12th FAPESP 60 Years Conference, which featured leading experts in the field.


Study shows for the first time that phonons can be manipulated by means of a magnetic field
SDG 9
Study shows for the first time that phonons can be manipulated by means of a magnetic field

Results published in Physical Review Letters by scientists at the University of São Paulo and Rice University can be used to improve thermoelectric devices.


Algorithm adapted to Brazilian agriculture can facilitate use of precision irrigation
SDG 2, SDG 9
Algorithm adapted to Brazilian agriculture can facilitate use of precision irrigation

A study conducted at the University of São Paulo showed that management of irrigation with the aid of the algorithm, adjusted on the basis of field data, reduced water and power consumption by 31%. The researchers are now pursuing market validation of the technology.


Computational solution automatically identifies alterations in mammograms
SDG 3, SDG 9
Computational solution automatically identifies alterations in mammograms

A startup supported by FAPESP has developed a technology based on artificial intelligence that can reduce the time to produce a diagnosis by 40%.


Collaborative research increases social and economic impact of science produced in Brazil
SDG 9
Collaborative research increases social and economic impact of science produced in Brazil

The São Paulo State Academy of Sciences presented the first chapter of a book on FAPESP’s 60 years of contributing to science for national development at the first in a series of online events that will continue until December and can be watched on Agência FAPESP’s YouTube channel.


FAPESP presents PIPE opportunities to investors
SDG 9
FAPESP presents PIPE opportunities to investors

An online meeting was held to present recent changes to the FAPESP Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE) and highlight the attractiveness of the startups it supports to players in the innovation ecosystem.


Flame-retardant coating stops even wood from catching fire
SDG 9
Flame-retardant coating stops even wood from catching fire

Startup supported by FAPESP has developed a novel material based on an innovative strategy that uses cellulose fibers to reassemble graphite crystals.


Startup designs molecules for treatment of mental disorders, cancer and other diseases
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup designs molecules for treatment of mental disorders, cancer and other diseases

The computational platform developed by the firm, with FAPESP’s support, is capable of screening billions of molecules.


Enzymes discovered in capybara gut can accelerate utilization of agroindustrial waste
SDG 7, SDG 9
Enzymes discovered in capybara gut can accelerate utilization of agroindustrial waste

Brazilian researchers discovered, characterized and validated the functions of two novel enzyme families with biotechnological potential.


Company based in São Paulo develops self-test that detects all variants of SARS-CoV-2
SDG 3, SDG 9
Company based in São Paulo develops self-test that detects all variants of SARS-CoV-2

The startup supported by FAPESP produces all of the inputs for the test and will supply them to partner companies that will assemble kits and distribute them to retailers.


Innovation in industry is essential to economic growth in Brazil
SDG 9
Innovation in industry is essential to economic growth in Brazil

The importance of innovation was stressed by participants in the ninth FAPESP 60 Years Conference, who also highlighted the fall in public-sector investment in R&D in recent years.


Edible, biodegradable, anti-microbial plastic boasts higher tensile strength than petroleum-based plastic
SDG 9, SDG 12
Edible, biodegradable, anti-microbial plastic boasts higher tensile strength than petroleum-based plastic

Designed for use as food packaging, the material is produced by scientists at São Paulo State University from gelatin, clay and a nanoemulsion of black pepper essential oil.


Artificial intelligence helps predict risk of complications in feet of diabetic patients
SDG 3, SDG 9
Artificial intelligence helps predict risk of complications in feet of diabetic patients

A system developed by a startup supported by FAPESP proves capable of predicting diabetic foot with over 85% accuracy. Foot complications occur in 34% of diabetics.


Scientists at the University of São Paulo create a glove that detects pesticides in food
SDG 3, SDG 9
Scientists at the University of São Paulo create a glove that detects pesticides in food

The wearable device has screen-printed sensors on three fingers to detect the presence of toxic substances in fruit and vegetables. Prior preparation of samples is not required, and no waste is generated.


Algorithms and sensors aid soil mapping and optimization of agricultural production
SDG 9
Algorithms and sensors aid soil mapping and optimization of agricultural production

A Brazilian startup has developed technology inspired by the soil mapping techniques used by the oil and gas industry to select drilling sites.


Researchers succeed in manipulating excitons using sound waves
SDG 9
Researchers succeed in manipulating excitons using sound waves

The result permits external control of the light emission from quantum states in two-dimensional semiconductors.


“Prof. U.E. Stumpf” Engineering Research Center helps orient Stellantis’s decisions on ethanol in Brazil
SDG 7, SDG 9
“Prof. U.E. Stumpf” Engineering Research Center helps orient Stellantis’s decisions on ethanol in Brazil

The automotive giant resulting from the PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger is partnering with FAPESP in this ERC, which is integrated with Stellantis’s global network of science labs.


Research group uses ozone and dry heat treatment to enhance properties of cassava starch
SDG 9
Research group uses ozone and dry heat treatment to enhance properties of cassava starch

Methods considered emerging are environment-friendly and can be implemented now by industry in various segments.


Research lays foundation for future development of ultraviolet LEDs
SDG 9
Research lays foundation for future development of ultraviolet LEDs

Scientists at the University of Campinas investigated the electronic and optical properties of boron nitride, currently used as an electrical insulator. One of the possible applications is in high-efficiency devices to sterilize spaces, surfaces and water.


Startup develops artificial tissue with vascularization
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup develops artificial tissue with vascularization

FAPESP has funded development of the solution, which can in future be used to bioprint human organs using cells from the recipient.


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