Brazil | Public call for projects with graphene receives 71 proposals
The public call CNPq / MCTI to support technological projects based on graphene ended the registration period and received 71 proposals, a number considered high, due to the complexity of the theme. R $ 1.5 million will be allocated to support proposals for applied research, technological development and innovation aimed at generating technology-based ventures and solutions, with graphene as the main object.
Proposals should aim to generate a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a validated business model, in addition to being executed by entrepreneurial teams or early stage startups. According to MCTI's secretary of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Paulo Alvim, the call is part of the portfolio's investment in so-called advanced materials.
Source: mctic.gov.br (Automatically translated from Portuguese)