Brazil and China to set up nanotechnology centre in Sao Paulo

4 August 2011

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 4 Aug – The Brazilian government is due this month in china to sign an agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences for construction of a nanotechnology centre in Campinas, in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, which will be set up in the Brazilian Synchrotron Light Technology Association (ABTLuS).

According to the ministry of Science and Technology, Aloizio Mercadente, the project represents an initial investment of 10 million reals, which will be split equally amongst the partners.

The minister also said that during his visit to China he would arrange for 200 doctors, medical students and post-graduates from Brazil to be sent to the research centres of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to take part in work in the areas of nanotechnology, space research, clean energy and biotechnology.

The Brazilian government also plans to sign agreements with the Chinese in the area of information technology, particularly in cloud computing, and photovoltaic, solar and wind energy.

With the signing of the new agreements Brazil will also boost its relationship with China in the area of space research. Brazil and China are already partners in satellite launches, such as Sibers 3, which is scheduled to be launched in 2012. “We are going to expand our partnership in the space sector with China, now not only with the Chinese space agency but also with the Chinese Academy of Sciences,” he said. (macauhub)