Expand science, technology and innovation in Brazil

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Why invest in Science, Technology and Innovation in Brazil?

The strength of Brazilian Agribusiness

The second largest country in grain production in the world, Brazil had managed to increased its productivity by applying new technologies and not by increasing the planted area. Brazil's grain production grew more than 300% between 1997 and 2020, while the planted area only increased 60%, according to Conab. Brazilian Agritechs have been using technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data, drones, between others.

Brazilian biodiversity potential

It contributes to ecosystem services that guarantee food production, availability of clean water and pollination. Brazil has a genetic heritage nearly 200,000 species registered in its territory but its estimated that there are around 1.8 million species - with only 11% catalogued, a huge potential for the production of new cosmetic and pharmacological products, in addition to other bioproducts. According to CGen, it is estimated that Brazil holds around 20% of the planet's biodiversity.

Most advanced structures for the study of particle physics

Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source, is the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in the country. This large equipment uses particle accelerators to produce a special type of light, called synchrotron light. This light is used to investigate the composition and structure of matter in its most varied forms, with applications in practically all areas of knowledge, such as new elements, advanced materials and biological structures.

Research, knowledge production and technologies

Brazil occupies the 14th position in the world ranking of scientific production, has more than 300 scientific, technological and innovation institutions and more than 100 national institutes of science and technology with an extensive research structure spread across all regions of the country. With 19 million professionals with higher education, with more than 1.6 million masters and 400 thousand doctors.

Energy matrix based on renewable sources

Renewable energy sources, including hydraulic, wind, solar and bioenergy, reached 46.1% of the energy matrix. Brazil accounted for 2% of the world's energy, according to the National Energy Balance for the base year 2019 (2020 edition). It has great potential for solar and wind energy, with constant solar incidence and generation potential between 4,444 Wh/m² to 5,483 Wh/m², while in wind energy it is estimated at 500 gigawatts (GW), with one of the best winds in the world, constant , strong and unidirectional.

Natural resources

Brazil is the second largest iron producer in the world, third largest of bauxite and manganese, having the second largest world reserve of rare lands, of these, 98% of the niobium reserves and the ninth largest uranium reserve in the world with only 30% of the mapped territory. Holds 12% of all fresh water on the planet, being the largest freshwater reserve in the world. Brazil is also a reference in deepwater oil exploration.

The startups and unicorns market in brazil

Brazil has 12,700 startups, according to the Brazilian Startup Association (AbStartups), being the eighth country in number of unicorns (companies with a market value above US$ 1 billion). This market has grown 20 times in the last 10 years, although 73.2% of startups in Brazil have never received investments. In addition, 42.1% of startups in Brazil are focused on B2B. Brazil, according to a report by CB Insights, has one of the 10 most valuable unicorns in the world.

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