FINEP - Innovation and Research

Public enterprise attached to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. It acts in the whole innovation chain, focusing on structural actions, public funding towards science, technology and innovation for both the private and public sector.

CNPq - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development

Agency of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Its main goals are to promote scientific and technological research; encourage the capacitation of Brazilian researchers; and formulate SCI policies.

Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation

The Ministry incorporates both institutions described above and coordinates their work and programmes execution. Its main goal is to consolidate and transform the sector into a strategic component of the Brazilian development. Besides its main agencies, the Ministry also contains study and research centres. The Bureau of International Affairs – (ASSIN) advises the departments of the Ministry of Science and Technology and its linked bodies with regard to activities related to cooperation with international organisms, bodies and foreign governments, as well as matters related to the achievement of international agreements that concern science and technology of social, economical and strategic relevance to the country.

São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

The independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo. FAPESP has a large number of agreements with foreign funding agencies, research performing organizations and companies to co-select and co-fund cooperative research