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The State Government of Espírito Santo, Brazil, signs agreement with INESC TEC and INESC P&D Brasil

On 5 November, INESC TEC and INESC P&D Brasil formalised a cooperation agreement with the State of Espírito Santo (Brazil), with a view towards scientific development, technological innovation, entrepreneurship and the implementation of joint works.

27th November 2019

On 5 November, INESC TEC and INESC P&D Brasil formalised a cooperation agreement with the State of Espírito Santo (Brazil), with a view towards scientific development, technological innovation, entrepreneurship and the implementation of joint works.

More specifically, the protocol aims at fostering an approximation of the universities and research institutions of the State of Espírito Santo to INESC P&D Brasil and to the INESC Brasil’s Network, as well as promoting the mobility of post-doctorates and students, particularly at postgraduate level or within the scope of research projects, between the higher education institutions of that Brazilian state and INESC TEC and vice versa.

The agreement also aims at stimulating the entrepreneurship and the creation of start-ups in the state of Espírito Santo, taking advantage of INESC TEC’s experience, and fostering the understanding and cooperation between start-up companies in the state and companies incubated by INESC TEC.

The signing ceremony of the collaboration protocol took place at INESC TEC’s facilities, in Porto. Renato Casagrande, Governor of the State of Espírito Santo, José Manuel Mendonça, Chairman of INESC TEC’s Board and Vladimiro Miranda, Chairman of INESC P&D Brasil signed the agreement. The act was also witnessed by Rui Oliveira, member of INESC TEC’s Board, responsible for the intercontinental and international relations, and Cristina Alvarez, Secretary of State for Science, Technology, Innovation and Professional Education of Espírito Santo. Then, the Brazilian delegation had the opportunity to visit INESC TEC’s smart grids and autonomous underwater robotics laboratories.

 

 

The researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with UP-FEUP and the University of Minho