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The minister says he has recovered part of the science and technology budget

The minister says he has recovered part of the science and technology budget

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Marcos Pontes, said today (24), during an interview with A Voz do Brasil, that he hopes to recover part of the portfolio budget that was restricted in the 2022 budget proposal. [da Economia] Paulo Guedes with the Minister [da Secretaria de Governo] Flavia Arruda too, and that’s the replacement [do Orçamento da pasta] “Something close to 300 million Brazilian reais has been created,” Pontes said.

According to the minister, part of this 300 million Rls should come next week. “151 million Brazilian reals, which is already a resource that we will use to activate part of, the public notice has already been issued, for grants from the so-called Universal, which narrates the Brazilian research and is very important.”

Pontes commented on the importance of Auxílio Brasil in including the Junior Science Initiation Scholarship for outstanding students in the Science Olympiad. Currently in the ministry there are 62 scientific Olympiads, and Brazilian students have won prizes not only at national, but also at international competitions.

“This will certainly give parents the certainty that investing in education, and putting their children to school, is worthwhile for their future and worth it in the present in terms of income,” he said. Pontes explained that the science start-up scholarship brings a “scientific methodology” into the lives of these students, and said that it has been shown, through studies, that “students who participate in a science start get significantly better outcomes in education and career afterward.”

The Minister also spoke about the Adapta Brasil platform, which was launched last month and which works to standardize, integrate and disseminate information on the impacts of climate change on the national territory. “We did a test first with some cities in Brazil and now, [a plataforma] Already available to all Brazilian municipalities. It is an aid to managers. With this tool, you can make short-term, medium-term and even long-term analyzes, in many cases, of the socio-economic and meteorological and climate change impacts of that region, both from an optimistic and a more pessimistic perspective. one,” he said.

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See the interview here.