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SDG 9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Startup uses eggshells as raw material for next-generation dermal filler
SDG 9
Startup uses eggshells as raw material for next-generation dermal filler

The global market for dermal fillers is expected to reach USD 9.4 billion by 2028. The technique consists of injecting hyaluronic acid into the region to be treated.


Study shows how waste can be converted into materials for advanced industries
SDG 9, SDG 12
Study shows how waste can be converted into materials for advanced industries

A paper by a research group including Brazilian scientists and international collaborators shows that low-cost waste biomass can be upcycled to make bioplastic, electronic devices, equipment for power generation, storage and transmission, and other high added-value products.


Quantum teleportation communicates the state of a single photon to a device with billions of atoms
SDG 9
Quantum teleportation communicates the state of a single photon to a device with billions of atoms

The experiment, performed by Dutch and Brazilian researchers, is an important step toward the construction of a quantum internet.


Innovative thyroid nodule diagnostic test avoids unnecessary surgery
SDG 3, SDG 9
Innovative thyroid nodule diagnostic test avoids unnecessary surgery

The molecular test mir-THYpe uses biomarkers to detect whether a thyroid nodule classified as indeterminate is cancerous.


Startup supported by FAPESP pitches bus fleet decarbonizing tool at COP26
SDG 9, SDG 13
Startup supported by FAPESP pitches bus fleet decarbonizing tool at COP26

Scipopulis was one of five Brazilian startups selected to participate in a program designed to help innovative fast-growth tech firms implement solutions that mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.


Scientists discuss use of artificial intelligence to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics
SDG 3, SDG 9
Scientists discuss use of artificial intelligence to combat COVID-19 and future pandemics

Models capable of predicting the spread of pathogens, algorithms that monitor health complaints on social media, and the use of big data and machine learning to speed up drug development were some of the issues discussed by experts who took part in a webinar organized by FAPESP and the Global Research Council.


Ceramic coating increases hardness and abrasion resistance of injection-molded parts
SDG 9
Ceramic coating increases hardness and abrasion resistance of injection-molded parts

A startup supported by FAPESP has developed a nanotechnological solution for industrial applications that increases the hardness of metal surfaces by 90%.


Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry has long collaborated with a laboratory at the University of Campinas
SDG 9, SDG 17
Winner of Nobel Prize in Chemistry has long collaborated with a laboratory at the University of Campinas

Benjamin List, who worked with a Brazilian researcher supported by FAPESP, won the prize for developing a cheap and eco-friendly class of catalysts.


Startup launches cosmetic made from passion fruit bagasse
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup launches cosmetic made from passion fruit bagasse

Researchers recombined extracts from this fruit industry waste to produce a mini-emulsion that can be used as the basis for an anti-aging skin complex.


FAPESP issues call for innovations from young entrepreneurs under Centelha program
SDG 9
FAPESP issues call for innovations from young entrepreneurs under Centelha program

Proposals must be submitted by October 25. Around 1,000 innovative ideas are expected in Phase 1 of the program.


Innovative electron beam irradiation machine can create semiconductor materials
SDG 9
Innovative electron beam irradiation machine can create semiconductor materials

Designed and built by researchers at the Center for Development of Functional Materials, the device is much cheaper than the conventional technology.


A magneto-optical fiber to detect extremely weak magnetic fields
SDG 9
A magneto-optical fiber to detect extremely weak magnetic fields

Brazilian scientists have developed an innovation that can be used in sensors to monitor brain function with even greater sensitivity than existing devices.


Scientists explore the physics of perovskite, a material with many potential technological applications
SDG 9
Scientists explore the physics of perovskite, a material with many potential technological applications

One of the most promising fields is photovoltaics. Prototype perovskite solar cells have been shown to be more efficient than commercial silicon-based cells.


System monitors industrial electrical installations in real time
SDG 9
System monitors industrial electrical installations in real time

Technology developed by a startup with FAPESP’s support dispenses with manual inspection, diagnosing problems rapidly and accurately, facilitating preventive maintenance, and cutting costs.


Technological platform facilitates digitization of hotels
SDG 9
Technological platform facilitates digitization of hotels

A system for identifying people and controlling access developed by a Brazilian startup lets guests check in remotely and open room doors using smartphones.


Startup produces cholesterol-lowering molecule in tomatoes
SDG 3, SDG 9
Startup produces cholesterol-lowering molecule in tomatoes

The Brazilian startup Crop Biotecnologia has developed a peptide that inhibits bad cholesterol receptors in the liver. The researchers who founded it took part in the 18th edition of the PIPE High Tech Entrepreneurial Training Program.


Citrus canker bacterium can be an ally in biorenewables manufacturing
SDG 7, SDG 9
Citrus canker bacterium can be an ally in biorenewables manufacturing

A study led by Brazilian scientists revealed the biological process used by Xanthomonas to weaken the defenses of plants and discovered a novel class of enzyme that can be used to obtain advanced sugars from agroindustrial waste.


A smartphone app to monitor cancer patients
SDG 3, SDG 9
A smartphone app to monitor cancer patients

The platform is used by several hospitals, has more than 2,500 users, and performs 800 care processes per month on average.


Brazilian company develops and exports DNA polymerases
SDG 9
Brazilian company develops and exports DNA polymerases

With FAPESP’s support, Cellco created a novel process to produce enzymes used in DNA manipulation in vitro, including cloning, sequencing and mutagenesis, among other techniques, with applications in medical diagnostics and forensic analysis based on genetic material.


Biodressing made from stem cells permits smart treatment of wounds and burns
SDG 3, SDG 9
Biodressing made from stem cells permits smart treatment of wounds and burns

Developed by startup In Situ from stem cells and a hydrogel, the product is bioprinted and placed lightly on the skin.


Biosensor permits ultra-fast and cheap detection of SARS-CoV-2
SDG 3, SDG 9
Biosensor permits ultra-fast and cheap detection of SARS-CoV-2

Non-invasive method uses samples of saliva or other body fluids. The diagnosis can be obtained by means of computational techniques for visualizing data and machine learning.


COVID-19 Data Sharing/BR repository helps scientists make discoveries in health and computation
SDG 3, SDG 9
COVID-19 Data Sharing/BR repository helps scientists make discoveries in health and computation

The platform holds more than 50 million datasets from 800,000 patients in Brazil and has registered some 4,000 downloads by users in 36 countries.


Company develops paper that inactivates novel coronavirus
SDG 9
Company develops paper that inactivates novel coronavirus

Packaging paper and corrugated cardboard eliminate 99.99% of viral particles in up to 10 minutes of contact.


Nanoparticles extend shelf life of fruit and flowers
SDG 9
Nanoparticles extend shelf life of fruit and flowers

A solution developed by a startup based in São Paulo state combines fungicidal action and delayed ripening. The researchers who founded the startup took part in the 17th edition of the PIPE High-Tech Entrepreneurial Training Program.


Project to create innovation districts in São Paulo state makes progress
SDG 8, SDG 9
Project to create innovation districts in São Paulo state makes progress

Researchers have completed the first stage of a technical study on the creation of environments designed to foster the development of innovative solutions and creativity in the cities of São Paulo and Campinas.


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