Centros de Pesquisas Aplicadas em Inteligência Artificial

Start date :2020
End date :2033
Name of responsible governmental body :
  • Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC;Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações)
  • São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP;Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo)
Description :
  • Brazil has announced its aims to establish eight applied research centres hosted by established academic and research institutions.
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  • To foster an AI ecosystem and stimulate start-ups, and build human capacity in related technologies.
OECD AI principle adressed:
  • Investing in AI R&D
  • Fostering a digital ecosystem for AI
  • Building human capacity and preparing for labour market transition
Relevant policy area covered:
  • Agriculture
  • Development
  • Digital economy
  • Health
  • Industry and entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
Related to a theme:
Estimated budget expenditure (range per year):
  • 1M-5M
Background including shifts in the policy initiative:
  • Starting in 2020, this initiative under the responsibility of Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications will establish eight applied research centres on AI. They will be selected on a competitive basis among initial project proposals in four focus areas: health, agriculture, industry and smart cities. Academic/research entities and private sector companies must jointly present the project proposals. The funding mechanism matches private sector funds with public funds, for an initial commitment of 5 years, renewable once for an additional period of 5 years. The objective of the research centers is to bring together governmental, academic and private sector entities. This initiative, combining the creation of infrastructures and providing partial direct financial support (BRL 1 million per research centre) (EUR 150,000), aims to benefit the private and public sectors and the workforce.
Policy initiative is a structural reform:
  • No
  • No
Link to evaluation or reports:
  • N.A
Funding from the private sector:
  • Yes
Type of evaluation:
  • N.A
Evaluation provides input to:
  • N.A
Evaluation performed by:
  • N.A
Policy instruments :

Centres of excellence grants

  • Type : Centres of excellence grants
  • Name in English :
  • Country : Brazil
  • Maximum duration of funding for individual unit/centre : 5 years or less
  • Share of public funding (as a % of total funding of the centre of excellence) : 50-69%
  • Focus : Key technology (basic research) | Enhanced access to research results and research data
  • Criteria for funding : Alignment to national research priorities
  • Requires a form of collaborative research : Other
  • Ownership of Intellectual Property (IP) stemming from science-industry research : No IP registered
  • Penalties and rewards associated to performance : None of the above

Project grants for public research

  • Type : Project grants for public research
  • Name in English :
  • Country : Brazil
  • Maximum grant duration : More than 36 months
  • Who is providing funding? : Public private partnership
  • Maximum amount of grant awarded in euros : 100K-500K
  • Type of activity : Applied research | Multidisciplinary research
  • Requires a form of collaboration : With other higher education institutes or public research institutes | With industry partners
  • Selection criteria : Scientific impact anticipated | Societal impact anticipated | Alignment with national research priorities
  • Type(s) of proposal screening : Internal: review by grant manager (e.g. funding agency)
  • Success rate (share of grants awarded as a % of total applications) : Too early to estimate
Last updated : Feb 20, 2024
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