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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

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SDG 17 Partnerships to achieve the Goall

Consortium of Brazilian researchers completes sequencing of native stingless bee’s genome
SDG 15, SDG 17
Consortium of Brazilian researchers completes sequencing of native stingless bee’s genome

Frieseomelitta varia is a docile species of economic interest as a pollinator. Its workers are sterile, and some of its genetic sequences are identical to those found in other eusocial bees, pointing to the conservation of ancestral traits.


FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery
SDG 8, SDG 10, SDG 16, SDG 17
FAPESP joins UN global committee to support postpandemic recovery

Scientific Director Luiz Eugênio Mello is taking part in a group charged with providing scientific support to the United Nations Research Roadmap for the COVID-19 Recovery.


Specialists discuss contact tracing as a tool to plan action against COVID-19
SDG 3, SDG 17
Specialists discuss contact tracing as a tool to plan action against COVID-19

Researchers from Brazil, Mexico, Nigeria and the US took part in a webinar organized by FAPESP to discuss privacy and data security and how people’s behavior shapes the pandemic


Brazilian COVID-19 patient data repository becomes fully operational
SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 17
Brazilian COVID-19 patient data repository becomes fully operational

Platform created by FAPESP in partnership with University of São Paulo, Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital, Hospital Sírio-Libanês and Fleury Group begins providing access to data for more than 177,000 patients, 5 million clinical examinations and 9,600 outcomes.


Researchers have developed a system to detect respiratory failure by analyzing voice samples
SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 17
Researchers have developed a system to detect respiratory failure by analyzing voice samples

Project supported by FAPESP aims to help triage suspected COVID-19 patients.


FAPESP creates repository of clinical information to facilitate research on COVID-19
SDG 17
FAPESP creates repository of clinical information to facilitate research on COVID-19

The platform contains data on 75,000 patients, 6,500 sets of outcome data, and 1.6 million clinical examinations and laboratory tests. The University of São Paulo, Fleury Group, Hospital Sírio-Libanês and Albert Einstein Jewish Hospital are participating.


Study shows advantage of alternating quarantines in cities across the state of São Paulo
SDG 3, SDG 17
Study shows advantage of alternating quarantines in cities across the state of São Paulo

Strategy would maintain economic activity and protect healthcare services, according to system developed by a research center supported by FAPESP.


Academia-business partnership stimulates local production of inputs for key COVID-19 diagnostic test
SDG 3, SDG 17
Academia-business partnership stimulates local production of inputs for key COVID-19 diagnostic test

Researchers at the University of Campinas partner with biotech startups to promote local production of hitherto imported reagents. The goal is to increase Brazil’s capacity to perform RT-PCR tests, considered the gold standard for COVID-19 diagnosis.


Face shield developed by the University of São Paulo is produced by industrial firms
SDG 3, SDG 9, SDG 17
Face shield developed by the University of São Paulo is produced by industrial firms

3D printed face shields are worn by frontline health workers over a conventional surgical mask.


Researchers join forces to combat coronavirus
SDG 3, SDG 17
Researchers join forces to combat coronavirus

Researchers at the University of Campinas are organizing professionals, supplies and equipment to test for COVID-19, understand how the virus works, identify existing drugs that are effective against the disease, and use 3D printing to produce parts for ventilators and personal protective equipment.


Laboratory infrastructure in the state of São Paulo forms COVID-19 diagnostic testing platform
SDG 17
Laboratory infrastructure in the state of São Paulo forms COVID-19 diagnostic testing platform

The initiative is coordinated by Butantan Institute and includes units in several cities accredited by Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL), the regional reference laboratory. Short supply is the main bottleneck delaying the expansion of testing in the state.


FAPESP selects first projects in call to combat COVID-19
SDG 17
FAPESP selects first projects in call to combat COVID-19

One of the studies will evaluate the effectiveness of drugs that inhibit bradykinin against pulmonary inflammation in critical patients. The other will analyze the transmission dynamics of the novel coronavirus in a small town in Amazonia.


Collaboration among different knowledge areas is fundamental for increasing the impact of research
SDG 17
Collaboration among different knowledge areas is fundamental for increasing the impact of research

At an event organized by FAPESP and the UK’s Royal Society, researchers showed how partnerships are important in producing scientific results at the knowledge frontier.


International collaboration set to facilitate the measurement of results in psychotherapy
SDG 3, SDG 17
International collaboration set to facilitate the measurement of results in psychotherapy

This topic was discussed by specialists from several countries at the São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Mental Health and Evidence-Based Interventions, an event held with the support of FAPESP.


FAPESP signs collaboration agreement with Dutch university
SDG 17
FAPESP signs collaboration agreement with Dutch university

Eindhoven University of Technology focuses on innovation. Scientific and technological cooperation will be fostered by joint project funding.


International collaboration expands Brazilian biodiversity’s natural product database
SDG 15, SDG 17
International collaboration expands Brazilian biodiversity’s natural product database

Agreement between São Paulo State University and American Chemical Society facilitates the compilation of information dispersed across more than 30,000 scientific articles.


Big data in health and life sciences discussed by researchers from São Paulo and the Netherlands
SDG 3, SDG 17
Big data in health and life sciences discussed by researchers from São Paulo and the Netherlands

The meeting was organized by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in São Paulo and FAPESP with the aim of fostering collaborative research.


Consortium vows to find new drugs against Chagas disease, leishmaniosis and malaria
SDG 3, SDG 17
Consortium vows to find new drugs against Chagas disease, leishmaniosis and malaria

Initiative supported by FAPESP, USP, UNICAMP and global partners sets out to discover new molecules against tropical parasitic diseases. Its aim is to develop effective and affordable drugs.


Researchers agree to conduct an international survey of scientific culture
SDG 17
Researchers agree to conduct an international survey of scientific culture

The project was launched in November 2019 in Beijing at an event hosted by China’s National Academy for Innovation Strategy.


Entrepreneurs from São Paulo and Mexico exchange information on technology to combat arboviral diseases
SDG 3, SDG 17
Entrepreneurs from São Paulo and Mexico exchange information on technology to combat arboviral diseases

Projects funded jointly by FAPESP and Canada’s IDRC are developing solutions to combat Aedes aegypti. Researchers and entrepreneurs from Brazil and Mexico discussed these innovations at a workshop.


Brazil will be one of the main partners of the new Université de Paris
SDG 17
Brazil will be one of the main partners of the new Université de Paris

Presidents of FAPESP and of the Université de Paris highlight at FAPESP Week France the importance of academic and scientific collaborations between Brazilians and the French. Collaboration agreement to reinforce the partnership will soon be signed.


FAPESP signs collaboration agreement with École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
SDG 17
FAPESP signs collaboration agreement with École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

Partnership formalized during symposium organized in Paris widens collaborative research opportunities between scientists from France and São Paulo.


Lyon and São Paulo: longstanding and future cooperation
SDG 17
Lyon and São Paulo: longstanding and future cooperation

Presidents of FAPESP and of the University of Lyon highlight during the opening of FAPESP Week France the importance of research collaboration between scientists from the French region and the State of São Paulo.


University of São Paulo to host the new FAPESP-IBM joint center for Artificial Intelligence
SDG 9, SDG 17
University of São Paulo to host the new FAPESP-IBM joint center for Artificial Intelligence

USP has been chosen to partner with the new Engineering Research Center, which will start operating in 2020, with an investment of up to USD20 million in ten years.


State research foundations encourage researchers to play a leading role in international collaborations
SDG 17
State research foundations encourage researchers to play a leading role in international collaborations

The aims of these subnational institutions include bolstering the impact of Brazilian science and increasing the benefits of cross-border cooperation.


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