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).

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.

Akaer won the National Innovation Award, 2018/2019 edition, in the “Product Innovation” and “Organizational Innovation” category, in the Medium Enterprise modality. The Award is an Entrepreneurial Mobilization for Innovation (MEI, Mobilização Empresarial pela Inovação) initiative, carried out by the National Industry Confederation (CNI, Confederação Nacional da Indústria) and the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE, Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas).

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

The eighth edition of the Brazilian-Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics hopes to expand its cooperation projects between the countries.