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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Researchers at São Paulo State University propose conditions for maximizing quantum entanglement
SDG 9
Researchers at São Paulo State University propose conditions for maximizing quantum entanglement

Entanglement is a key concept in quantum physics and a condition for the success of quantum computing.


Embedding nanodiamonds in polymer can advance quantum computing and biological studies
SDG 9
Embedding nanodiamonds in polymer can advance quantum computing and biological studies

Researchers at the University of São Paulo’s São Carlos Institute of Physics developed the technique, which can be used in information processing and cell marking, among many other applications.


Study paves way for development of advanced quantum networks
SDG 9
Study paves way for development of advanced quantum networks

This research carried out at the State University of Campinas focused on the use of nanometric optomechanical cavities as bridges between superconducting circuits and optical fibers, with applications in computing and quantum communications.


Artificial intelligence applied to drone imagery helps improve agricultural productivity
SDG 2, SDG 9
Artificial intelligence applied to drone imagery helps improve agricultural productivity

A Brazilian startup’s AI algorithms detect infestations, classify weeds and produce localized spraying files.


FAPESP-supported research center embarks on program of digital inclusion in ten Brazilian municipalities
SDG 9
FAPESP-supported research center embarks on program of digital inclusion in ten Brazilian municipalities

Hosted by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA), the new center will establish Agricultural Technology Districts in which to conduct research, development and innovation activities in emerging technologies. The initiative has the potential to reach 14,000 small and medium rural properties.


Cognitive training can improve the quality of everyday life
SDG 3, SDG 9
Cognitive training can improve the quality of everyday life

Technology developed by a startup supported by FAPESP has been used to improve the performance of athletes like soccer goalkeeper Ederson, who plays for Manchester City and Brazil’s national side, and to reduce the number of accidents caused by human error in the petrochemical and meatpacking industries.


Quick test analyzes DNA to improve crops
SDG 9
Quick test analyzes DNA to improve crops

A technological solution developed by a Brazilian startup with FAPESP’s support detects microorganisms that cause disease in eucalyptus, soybeans and other agricultural plants. They can be detected in grains, leaves and the air.


Researchers obtain promising results against capacity loss in vanadium batteries
SDG 9
Researchers obtain promising results against capacity loss in vanadium batteries

A computational study conducted by the Center for Development of Functional Materials at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil could help extend the working lives of these batteries, which are widely used by utilities and manufacturers.


Platform identifies soil microorganisms that cause disease
SDG 9
Platform identifies soil microorganisms that cause disease

Technology developed by the startup ByMyCell with the support of FAPESP helps farmers make decisions that boost yields and reduce the use of agrochemicals.


Novel portable device weighing less than 1 kg helps harbor pilots maneuver large vessels into port
SDG 9
Novel portable device weighing less than 1 kg helps harbor pilots maneuver large vessels into port

High-precision maneuvering support system with integrated hardware and software developed by a startup supported by FAPESP transmits dynamic information in real-time via a smart platform.


FAPESP issues two new calls focusing on acceleration and internationalization of deep tech startups
SDG 9
FAPESP issues two new calls focusing on acceleration and internationalization of deep tech startups

The calls offer opportunities for accelerators and agencies that provide services for startups under the aegis of Tecnova III, a program run by the Brazilian Innovation Agency which in São Paulo is operationalized in partnership with FAPESP.


Novel biomaterial delivers medication directly to fish gut
SDG 9, SDG 12
Novel biomaterial delivers medication directly to fish gut

In addition to helping combat antimicrobial resistance, the bioparticle developed at the Federal University of São Paulo avoids the waste and pollution created by excessive amounts of drugs in water bodies. The strategy was tested on an ornamental fish species native to the Amazon and found to be safe.


Absorption of light by molecules has applications in microscopy, medicine and data storage
SDG 9
Absorption of light by molecules has applications in microscopy, medicine and data storage

An alternative method proposed by a Brazilian physicist cuts the time for computer simulation of the absorption spectrum from two days to a few hours.


FAPESP seeks to attract investment in small enterprises that participate in its pro-innovation program
SDG 9
FAPESP seeks to attract investment in small enterprises that participate in its pro-innovation program

Two calls have been issued to register equity crowdfunding platforms and angel investor networks interested in investing in deep techs.


Tool uses artificial intelligence in support of decisions on actions to combat hunger
SDG 2, SDG 9
Tool uses artificial intelligence in support of decisions on actions to combat hunger

Algorithms developed at the University of São Paulo interpret information from different databases and help identify city areas susceptible to food insecurity.


Researchers create formula for first synthetic sugarcane molasses with fully reproducible composition
SDG 7, SDG 9
Researchers create formula for first synthetic sugarcane molasses with fully reproducible composition

The product will pave the way for researchers and food engineers to develop novel industrial processes based on the use of sugarcane molasses. It was tested as a yeast culture medium for ethanol production.


FAPESP issues call for investment funds to boost support for innovation
SDG 9
FAPESP issues call for investment funds to boost support for innovation

The call is one of several initiatives designed by FAPESP to help science and technology startups supported by its entrepreneurship and innovation program attract investors and survive “death valley”.


Artificial intelligence improves shipping forecasts in port areas
SDG 9
Artificial intelligence improves shipping forecasts in port areas

A technology created by the University of São Paulo’s Center for Artificial Intelligence increases the accuracy of shipping and other weather forecasts by 20%, and is being tested at the Port of Santos.


Researchers develop biodegradable optical fiber to measure or modulate electrical current in the body
SDG 9
Researchers develop biodegradable optical fiber to measure or modulate electrical current in the body

Made from agar, a substance extracted from red algae, the optical fiber can be used to monitor stimuli produced in the brain or muscles, or as an ancillary interface in human-computer connections for assistive or rehabilitation technologies.


AI-assisted platform helps patients control diabetes and prevent complications
SDG 3, SDG 9
AI-assisted platform helps patients control diabetes and prevent complications

A startup supported by FAPESP is developing an app that leverages artificial intelligence to help users monitor the disease and improve the quality of their lives.


A novel method to obtain acetone more simply, safely and cheaply
SDG 9
A novel method to obtain acetone more simply, safely and cheaply

Acetone, a key input for the chemical industry, is usually produced by an elaborate and hazardous process. A more sustainable strategy has been developed by a scientific collaboration between researchers in Brazil and Germany.


iSystems implements AI-based solution for biofuel production
SDG 9
iSystems implements AI-based solution for biofuel production

A software tool developed by a company supported by FAPESP raises productivity and lowers operating costs in the bioenergy sector.


Study explains role of certain types of oxide in structure and development of specialty glass
SDG 9
Study explains role of certain types of oxide in structure and development of specialty glass

Applications of specialty glass range from astronomy to medicine, as well as data and power transmission. The study combined spectroscopy and computational modeling to show how the structure of the material is affected by addition of niobium oxide.


A thyroid tumor diagnostic test wins Octavio Frias de Oliveira Award
SDG 3, SDG 9
A thyroid tumor diagnostic test wins Octavio Frias de Oliveira Award

Technology developed with FAPESP’s support was the winner in the “Technological Innovation” category. Also, a University of São Paulo study that found a molecule capable of killing leukemic cells was awarded in “Oncology Research” category.


Researchers track yeast population dynamics in fuel bioethanol production
SDG 7, SDG 9
Researchers track yeast population dynamics in fuel bioethanol production

A study by researchers at the State University of Campinas and Harvard University shows that despite the presence of invasive strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, all of them belong to the ethanol fermentation environment, keeping the industrial process stable. Their findings can help cut costs and assure better results for producers.


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