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The United States is launching the second edition of the 100K Innovation Fund program to support educational institutions in Brazil

The United States is launching the second edition of the 100K Innovation Fund program to support educational institutions in Brazil

Together with its partners in the United States and SENAI, the program seeks to integrate Brazilian higher education with educational institutions, innovation institutions, and North American institutions.

The US Embassy and Consulate General in Brazil, in partnership with the US and SENAI’s partners, held the inaugural event of the second exclusive competition for Brazil on October 14 under the 100.00 initiative. America’s innovation is strong in finance (100k Innovation Fund). This initiative seeks to promote cooperation between Brazilian and American higher education institutions.

By 2021, the competition will provide six (6) grants to promote and support new partnerships in higher education in the United States and Brazil, with special emphasis on SENAI organizations throughout Brazil. Teams of higher education institutions in the United States and Brazil are invited to develop innovative exchange and labor development programs in a variety of subjects, creating new opportunities for students in both countries and at home.

The inaugural event of the event took place online and was hosted by the Embassy in charge of the US Embassy and Business, Douglas Gonef, Director General of SENAI, Rafael Rafael Lucchese, and representatives of the two organizations presented at previous contests – State University of California – Fullerton and University Coalition (according to UNESP) Is one of our key initiatives to support partnerships in higher education and – we are committed to further strengthening ties between universities, innovation institutions and higher, professional and technical education institutions. ” This year, more companies are eligible to compete, and SENAI groups are expanding their proposal opportunities.

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“The joint funding of SENAI and the State Department will enable groups and students from Brazilian and North American institutions to find solutions to real-world issues in a collaborative and multicultural environment. I hope these teams cooperate in the innovative solutions they bring, ”Lucci concluded.

The thematic areas of this new competition for 100K innovation funding in the US-Brazil include: climate and environmental solutions; Health sciences and public health; Artificial intelligence; Internet of Things; Cloud computing; Technology in education (distance / virtual education); Agriculture and food science; Water, sanitation and hygiene (wash); Biotechnology; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), among others.

Teams of higher education institutions in the United States and Brazil may submit nominations for the 100K Award by February 15, 2022.

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