Brazil needs three times as many scientists and engineers


  • Jorge Almeida Guimarães
  • Solange Monteiro


Embrapii is considered one of the most pragmatic of public agencies. The organization, whose job it is to encourage business innovation, funds up to a third of the projects in its portfolio with grants. The rest of the project funding is divided between the company and the technology center that will carry out the project. At Embrapii since August 2015, veterinarian and biochemist Jorge Almeida Guimarães is optimistic about raising demand for projects in 2016 despite the economic recession. Previously president of Capes (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education), he says the country’s investment in research and innovation is far below that of developed countries and it must train more scientists and engineers. Guimarães emphasizes that in addition to financial support, Embrapii has collaborated to improve management in institutions such as technology research institutes to facilitate interaction with the productive sector.

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Solange Monteiro







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