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From June 4 to 6, the 5th National Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation (5th CNCTI) will be held in Brasilia (DF) after more than 14 years of separation. The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will once again collect suggestions from the community to prepare the National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for the next ten years.
Since November 2023, regional and thematic conferences have already collected contributions, and new events will be held throughout 2024. The theme chosen for the fifth conference is “Science, Technology and Innovation for a Fair, Sustainable and Advanced Brazil”.
At the head of the organization is former Minister Sergio Rezende, who serves as NCTI's fifth Secretary General. Holding the Science and Technology degree between 2005 and 2010, Rezende has been actively involved in previous editions. In an interview with MCTI, he revealed that the main objective of the event will be to define a strategy that sets priorities and secures resources for research and development in the country over the next ten years.
“The main goal of the Fifth Conference is to promote dialogue between government and society to obtain a system of science and technology, strategic planning and resources for the next ten years,” he said.
For Resende, the outlook is positive. “We are optimistic. It has been a long time since the scientific community has had the opportunity to discuss this fundamental area for Brazil's future, which is science, technology and innovation, and now we will have this opportunity. In fact, these discussions are already underway with regional and thematic conferences, and we are in a context suitable for science.” And technology and innovation. The resources have actually increased because President Lula decided that the FNDCT will no longer be conditional. So, from 2022 to 2023, the resources have doubled, and in 2024, they will continue.
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