Australian government signs technology and science agreement with Brazil

Australian government signs technology and science agreement with Brazil

Chamber Articles Category: Information Technology Post Date: 09/11/17 Source: ZDNet By: Tas Bindi
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The Australian and Brazilian governments have signed an agreement that will enable researchers from both countries to collaborate more closely on technology, innovation, and science projects.

The agreement -- signed by Australian Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos and Brazil's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Jr -- builds on Australia's long-standing relationship with Brazil, and will support "institution-to-institution and researcher-to-researcher links".

"Both our countries understand that science, technology, and innovation are vital for economic growth and job creation," Sinodinos said in a statement. "Science has helped make lives longer and healthier across the world, and this agreement will only make collaboration between our two nations easier."

The countries have previously worked on scientific projects in areas such as physical and biological sciences, clinical medicine, and astronomy.

Last year, the Australian government provided more than AU$17 million for joint projects with Brazilian research partners through the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Collaboration with Brazil is also supported under the National Innovation and Science Agenda's Global Innovation Strategy. The Australian government had pledged a total of AU$36 million over five years to improve international innovation and science collaboration. Read Full Article