The areas of research in SAR (Synthetic-aperture radar) processing, remote sensing, radio concealment, and autonomous vehicles are considered strategic in both Brazil and Sweden. As a result, the Aeronautical Technology Institute (ITA) and the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH - Blekinge Tekniska Högskola) have been carrying out joint projects with each other and in partnership with other institutions and companies from both countries.

In a partnership between CISB and the National Association of Innovative Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises (ANPROTEC), four Brazilian startups were selected to go to Sweden and present their technologies and new business models to large Swedish and Brazilian companies in the initiative entitled Corporate Venture Brazil- Sweden.

A group of Brazilian researchers launched in September, during the Sweden Brazil Innovation Weeks 2019, the Brazilian Aerospace Research and Innovation Network (BARINet), a network to meet the technological challenges of the aerospace industry in Brazil.

Tell about your professional experience and work at UFPR

Selma: I am a Civil Engineer graduated from the Catholic University of Paraná and a PhD in Hydraulics and Sanitation from the School of Engineering of University of São Paulo, São Carlos. I am Associate Professor at the Department of Hydraulics and Sanitation of the Federal University of Parana (UFPR) and part of the professor group of the Postgraduate Program in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (PPGERHA).

Partnership between CISB and the Ignite Sweden platform will take large Brazilian companies to get to know innovative solutions by Swedish startups in October.