sexta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2012

Como os canadenses vêm a biotecnologia no Brasil

Artigo interessante sobre a perspectiva do Canadá em relação à biotecnologia no Brasil.

By Julia Teeluck
Brazil may be best known for its football fans, bikini-clad babes and white, sandy beaches, but right now it’s not Ronaldo burning up the headlines. Brazil’s growingeconomy and growing biotech sector are attracting attention and investment by foreigners interested in tapping into Brazil’s lush human and agricultural resources. From 2000 to 2010, Brazil’s investment in science and technology grew from $15 billion reais (about $30 billion CDN) to $60 billion reais in 2010 (nearly $120 billion CDN by today’s exchange rate). And although Brazil’s GDP only grew 2.7 per cent in 2011 compared to 7.5 per cent in 2010, the country’s economic slowdown hasn’t phased Canadian leaders. The Canadian government recently put an emphasis on Brazilian collaboration.
Building bridges with BrazilIn April, Governor General David Johnston led a group of 30 university presidents to Brazil to promote the benefits of Canadian education. In the same month, Mitacs, a Canadian non-profit research organization that partners with companies, governments and academia to develop human resources, announced a $6.75 million (CAD) partnership between Canadian and Brazilian universities. The Brazilian government’s Science Without Borders program, the Government of Canada, Canada’s provinces and several Canadian universities co-funded the partnership. Between 2012 and 2014, 450 Brazilian undergraduate students will come to study at Canadianuniversities via Mitacs’ Globalink program. Ten Canadian universities also signed a partnership with the Sao Paulo Research Foundation worth $1.18 million.

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