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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

In Situ Cell Therapy wins eAwards Brazil 2023
SDG 3, SDG 9
In Situ Cell Therapy wins eAwards Brazil 2023

With FAPESP’s support, the startup developed a smart biodressing produced by 3D printing and designed to accelerate skin wound healing. It will compete for a Global eAward in October.


World’s first hydrogen-from-ethanol plant will be built at University of São Paulo
SDG 7, SDG 9, SDG 13
World’s first hydrogen-from-ethanol plant will be built at University of São Paulo

The project is the result of a partnership between FAPESP and Shell and could help make hydrogen a widely used fuel in Brazil. Hydrogen from a pilot plant to be built at USP using Raízen’s ethanol will power buses on the campus.


Novel enzyme could boost sustainable production of aviation fuel
SDG 7, SDG 9
Novel enzyme could boost sustainable production of aviation fuel

A biocatalyst discovered by Brazilian researchers has the potential to increase renewable biofuel output by removing obstacles in technology and production processes, as well as enhancing the manufacturing of bioplastics and biopolymers.


Innovation to treat skin cancer will be used by Brazil’s public health clinics
SDG 3, SDG 9
Innovation to treat skin cancer will be used by Brazil’s public health clinics

Photodynamic therapy developed by the Center for Research in Optics and Photonics, which is supported by FAPESP, has been recommended by Brazil’s federal body responsible for including novel healthcare technologies in the national health service.


Researchers explore strategies to convert CO2 into value-added products for industry
SDG 9, SDG 13
Researchers explore strategies to convert CO2 into value-added products for industry

One of the goals of the study conducted by scientists at the Center for Development of Functional Materials and the Center for Innovation on New Energies is to reduce atmospheric emissions of this greenhouse gas.


Research with Brazilian participation is first to create models of bovine embryos
SDG 3, SDG 9
Research with Brazilian participation is first to create models of bovine embryos

The results pave the way for breeding of cattle with selected traits. Preliminary work findings for human embryo models recently published by international groups could contribute to the understanding of congenital defects and early pregnancy loss.


New theoretical model paves way for more efficient supercapacitors
SDG 9
New theoretical model paves way for more efficient supercapacitors

The new model is capable of providing a realistic analysis of the experimental data for a supercapacitor in which internal energy losses are considered.


Research group develops biodegradable film that keeps food fresh for longer
SDG 9, SDG 12
Research group develops biodegradable film that keeps food fresh for longer

The material was designed by Brazilian researchers and includes a derivative of limonene from citrus rind, blended with chitosan, a biopolymer from exoskeletons of crustaceans.


Entrepreneurial training program helps startups become profitable businesses
SDG 9
Entrepreneurial training program helps startups become profitable businesses

A novel methodology used in the 24th edition of the PIPE High-Tech Entrepreneurial Training Program will guide 21 innovative startups in the process of developing customers and refining their business models, among other competencies.


Mechanical ventilator maker supported by FAPESP wins approval to start producing in the United States
SDG 9
Mechanical ventilator maker supported by FAPESP wins approval to start producing in the United States

The FDA has authorized Magnamed to operate a plant in Florida that will produce Oxymag, its portable emergency ventilator.


Innovative technique obtains glass-ceramic materials faster and saves energy
SDG 9
Innovative technique obtains glass-ceramic materials faster and saves energy

The technique was developed at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in São Paulo state, Brazil, and could impact the manufacturing of batteries, smartphone screens and other devices.


Novel technology produces natural colorants with enhanced stability from grape residue
SDG 9, SDG 12
Novel technology produces natural colorants with enhanced stability from grape residue

Resin applied to purification of compound can be reused in eight different cycles without loss of effectiveness.


An innovative crop sprayer drone with an automated refueling system
SDG 9, SDG 12
An innovative crop sprayer drone with an automated refueling system

Brazilian technology developed with FAPESP’s support can be used to spray large or small areas, economizing inputs, lowering costs and mitigating environmental impacts.


Research project analyzes medical, nutritional and environmental applications of new Antarctic bacteria
SDG 9
Research project analyzes medical, nutritional and environmental applications of new Antarctic bacteria

Discovered by Uruguayan scientists in 2013, two psychrophilic (cold-adapted) species have been experimented with since 2018 by a partnership between IIBCE in Montevideo and the University of São Paulo in Brazil.


Biodressing accelerates skin wound healing in diabetic mice
SDG 3, SDG 9
Biodressing accelerates skin wound healing in diabetic mice

A biodressing containing human umbilical cord stem cells was produced in a 3D printer by the startup In Situ Cell Therapy. Researchers at the University of São Paulo found that when used on diabetic mice, the “smart” biodressing modulated the immune response, stimulated collagen synthesis and enhanced tissue repair.


Novel disinfectant turns into gel on application
SDG 9
Novel disinfectant turns into gel on application

A sprayable solution developed by researchers at the State University of Campinas does not spread rapidly over a surface and efficiently eliminates harmful microorganisms. The technology can be licensed from the university’s innovation agency.


Márcio de Castro Silva takes office as Scientific Director of FAPESP
SDG 9, SDG 17
Márcio de Castro Silva takes office as Scientific Director of FAPESP

In an interview given to Agência FAPESP, the new director reveals his plans to seek more partnerships with institutions, strengthen the Foundation’s international ties and simplify processes by cutting bureaucracy.


Startups selected for Centelha program in São Paulo begin training and capacity building
SDG 9
Startups selected for Centelha program in São Paulo begin training and capacity building

Representatives of 44 startups will receive 12 months of technical support for the development of products and processes through in-person training, mentoring and workshops run by experts from FAPESP and institutions that promote innovative entrepreneurship.


Biotech startup aims to transform Brazilian biodiversity’s natural products into innovative therapies
SDG 9, SDG 13
Biotech startup aims to transform Brazilian biodiversity’s natural products into innovative therapies

A startup based in São Paulo is working with research centers, laboratories and private enterprise to develop novel medications from plant-based natural products. The drugs will be designed to combat multifactorial diseases.


New center will provide technologies to enhance competitiveness of small and medium farmers
SDG 2, SDG 9
New center will provide technologies to enhance competitiveness of small and medium farmers

Launched on April 11 at a ceremony attended by the Governor of São Paulo state, the Science for Development Center in Digital Agriculture is a collaboration between FAPESP and EMBRAPA, with other institutions. Its remit will be to connect farmers to innovations that cut costs and assure sustainability.


New research center aims to fill key gap for advancement of biotechnology in Brazil
SDG 3, SDG 9
New research center aims to fill key gap for advancement of biotechnology in Brazil

With the support of FAPESP’s Science for Development Center Program, the unit hosted by São Paulo State University will produce pilot batches of candidate biopharmaceuticals and vaccines for clinical trials. The aim is to help researchers and startups survive the “valley of death” in clinical research.


A simple, portable sensor monitors paracetamol levels in saliva in real time for personalized treatment
SDG 3, SDG 9
A simple, portable sensor monitors paracetamol levels in saliva in real time for personalized treatment

Developed at the University of São Paulo, the device permits corrections to the dosage of the analgesic to improve its efficacy according to the patient’s profile and avoid toxic side effects or overdose.


Low-cost sensor detects early-stage Parkinson’s disease in biological samples
SDG 3, SDG 9
Low-cost sensor detects early-stage Parkinson’s disease in biological samples

The device, produced by ordinary 3D printing and capable of being miniaturized, detects levels of the protein PARK7/DJ-1, which is associated with the disease. The study used samples of blood serum and cerebrospinal fluid.


FAPESP launches artificial intelligence research center in partnership with health plan operator Hapvida
SDG 3, SDG 9
FAPESP launches artificial intelligence research center in partnership with health plan operator Hapvida

The center will be hosted by the Federal University of Ceará and will focus on the use of the Internet of Things, big data, digital transformation and cutting-edge technology in prevention, diagnosis and low-cost therapies.


Engineering Center for Aerial Mobility of the Future starts operating
SDG 9, SDG 12, SDG 13
Engineering Center for Aerial Mobility of the Future starts operating

Established by FAPESP and Embraer at the Aeronautical Technology Institute (ITA), ERC-AMF will conduct research on innovative topics with the potential to contribute to the competitiveness of Brazil’s aerospace industry.


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