FAPESP Week China

FAPESP Week China

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), in partnership with the China-Lac Technology Transfer Center (CLTTC), is promoting FAPESP WEEK China in June, 2024. The symposium aims to promote new research partnerships and to strengthen the existing collaboration between researchers and centers of technology from China and from Brazil. The event is part of the China-Latin America Technology Exchange and Cooperation Development Conference.

FAPESP Week China will take place at the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan, from June 28th-29th.

A joint committee of faculty from São Paulo institutions and CLTTC has developed the program for this edition of FAPESP Week. The event will bring together a number of companies as well as researchers to discuss main topics such as:

The objective will be to catalyze new multidisciplinary research collaborations to address the main challenges in these areas. Participants will come from institutions and small companies in São Paulo, companies and institutions in China mainland and the Greater Bay Area

The event will also be an opportunity to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic ties between China and Brazil, as well as the 10th anniversary of the first FAPESP Week - China and the first anniversary of the CLTTC.

São Paulo Research Foundation

FAPESP is one of the major funding agencies for scientific research in Brazil. Funded by the public taxpayer, its mission is to foster scientific research in all fields of knowledge by awarding scholarships, fellowships and grants to investigators linked with higher education and research institutions based in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

The State of São Paulo has a population of 45 million and generates 32% of Brazil’s GDP. Under the State Constitution 1% of all state taxes are appropriated to fund FAPESP, which was put in motion in 1962.

The stability of the funding and the autonomy of the foundation allow for an efficient management of the resources that has had a sizable impact: while São Paulo has 16% of the Brazilian population and over 30% of the scientists with a doctorate in the country, the state responds for close to half of the country’s scientific articles published in international journals.

The effectiveness of research carried out in São Paulo is the combined result of several factors that include the quality of the state’s universities and institutes, the extraordinary productivity of its researchers, high rates of participation by private São Paulo-based companies that function within the state’s R&D outlays, São Paulo’s outstanding infrastructure, and the existence of FAPESP.

FAPESP is aware that the very best research can only be done by working with the best researchers internationally. Therefore, it has established partnerships with funding agencies, private companies, higher education and research organizations in other countries known by the quality of their research. With this, has been encouraging scientists funded by its grants to further develop their international collaboration. Agreements are listed here: www.fapesp.br/agreements.

As part of these efforts, FAPESP has organized FAPESP WEEKs in several countries, including in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and Uruguay. Read more about the symposia at www.fapesp.br/fapespweek.

In 2022 FAPESP applied PPP$ 458,4 billion in scholarships/fellowships and grants. In accordance with the Foundation’s funding strategies, 53,5% of expenditure was dedicated to Basic and Applied Research, 18% to Human Resources for Research, 11% to support Research Infrastructure, 8.5% to Research for Innovation, 7% Strategic Research and 2% was allocated to Communicating Science to the Public (source: https://fapesp.br/publicacoes/report2022.pdf).

China-Lac Technology Transfer Center

China-LAC Technology Transfer Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Center”), as the only national level institution for cross-border technology transfer between China and Latin- American countries, was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC in 2022 and established in Dongguan City on June 28th 2023.

Focused on ‘The Belt and Road’ Initiative and the strategic plan of the Great Bay Area International Technology Innovation Center, the Center establishes a collaboration platform of technology transfer between China and Latin-America countries, in the fields of agriculture technology, biology protection, clean energy, young scholar exchanges, etc. The Center is based on the Great Bay Area, serving the country, and open to the world.