Small Business Innovative Research (PIPE)

 

 

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
New designs promise to make life easier for those who depend on wheelchairs
OPHTHALMOLOGY
Handheld devices that perform eye exams may facilitate remote diagnosis
PISCICULTURE
Studies on tilapia have resulted in a new variety, a vaccine and probiotics
ENERGY
Production of flexible solar cells is beginning on a small-scale in Brazil
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Dolls produced by 3D printers are changing how surgery is taught and planned
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
São Carlos has the greatest concentration of technology-based small businesses
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Startups supported by FAPESP receive training on how to prepare business plans
PEST CONTROL
Worms and bacteria acting together are raw material for bioinsecticide
CORPORATE RESEARCH
Apis Flora invests in R&D to obtain high-quality products made from propolis
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Fungus is used to produce metallic nanoparticles
COVER
Spin-offs are a way to bring academic knowledge to society
COVER
Start-ups consolidate collaborations with the public sector and large companies
INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
BrPhotonics invests in R&D to develop advanced optical devices for export
CAREERS
Brazilian physicist is developing a company in São José dos Campos
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Small business researchers return from London and Oxford with new ideas
AGRICULTURE
Companies develop methods for breeding insects for pollination and pest control
AGRICULTURE
New equipment increases water use efficiency in the field by more than 30%
COLLABORATION
Brazilian company licenses molecule with potential to treat cancer
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
USP hosts start-up accelerator program
BOVINE EMBRYO
In Vitro Brasil produced 45% of the 2013 global bovine embryo production
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Equipment for virtual training of guards is sold to Brink's
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Company produces kits for soybean and potato diseases caused by fungi
COVER
Sensor shows brain changes caused by trauma or pregnancy
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Voters' biometric authentication will use Brazilian software
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Electronic clipboard brings innovation for soccer coaches
RESEARCH SUPPORT
Small businesses are becoming increasingly interested in innovation
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Artificial intelligence software controls industrial production
INFORMATION SCIENCE
Hospital uses national system to manage medical images
INNOVATION
Companies seek out universities in a bid to create more competitive products
AVIATION
Military projects fuel a booming market for drones
COMPUTING
"Intelligent" tags are conquering new markets
AGRICULTURE
Agricultural automation company gains international recognition
ENGINEERING
São Paulo Company plans to clean contaminated water and soil
CONSTRUCTION
Blocks made from from fertilizer by-products are low-cost building option
PAPER INDUSTRY
Enzyme bleaches pulp without harming the environment
AGRICULTURE
Innovative company breeds wasps for biological control
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Vladimir Airoldi exports synthetic diamond drill bits and wins an Finep award
COSMETICS
Plant extracts and nano-encapsulated active are the trend among companies
RECOMBINANT PROTEINS
Company investigates the development of input for scientific research
BIOFUELS
Innovations in sugarcane harvesting improve access and soil compression
FAPESP'S HISTORY IV
FAPESP's strategy has influenced the landscape of innovation in Brazil
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Nanoparticles fight microorganisms and improve the efficiency of adhesives
ENERGY
Production waste from ethanol may be used to produce biodiesel
AVIATION
Small unmanned aircraft gain space in Brazil
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Company develops system to purify and humidify the environment
METEOROLOGY
Brazilian-made meteorological radar predicts rains three hours ahead of time
ENERGY
Company develops a battery for electric vehicles and solar and wind systems
NATIONAL STENT
First stent produced in Brazil to correct narrowed arteries has a market
CHEMISTRY
Companies and institutes in Brazil produce essential input for research
PETROLEUM ENGINEERING
Companies develop filter to extract oil from the bottom of the sea
NEW MATERIALS
Synthetic product used in drill bits to drill into the bottom of the sea
NEW MATERIALS
Gold powder mixed with other metals results in a variety of colored alloys
FISH ENGINEERING
The tilapia resulting from cross-breeding grows quickly in captivity
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Subcutaneous sensor monitors intracranial pressure
DENTISTRY
Academic groups create three companies producing dentistry material
OPTICS
Company develops camera that captures images in infrared
CHEMISTRY
Company creates a new process to manufacture acrylic fibers
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
System developed to control animals has gained a market abroad
AGRICULTURE
New techniques transform sugar cane straw into new materials
NANOTECHNOLOGY
Company creates nanostructured material for application in industry
AGRONOMY
Fungibras equipment stimulates the mushroom-growing process
CLINICAL ANALYSES
Portable device allows real-time diagnosis of anemia
CARTOGRAPHY
New radar provides more exact topographical data
ENGINEERING
X-ray equipment to detect metal, glass and stone particles in foods
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Company develops system for recycling components in fluorescent lights
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Neural networks to manufacture automotive brake lights
TELEMEDICINE
Software monitors diabetes by cell phone
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Discarded copper and nickel from metal plating parts are recovered
NEW MATERIALS
Firms use ethanol to make substitutes for oil products
INFORMATION
Software will help electric power distributors reduce losses
GENETICS
Company creates software that makes paternity tests more accurate
MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
Cleaning system for endoscopes will also have applications in industries
COMPUTER ENGINEERING
System organizes railways and reduces shunting yard time
AGRONOMY
Partnership between bacteria and nematodes used to fight sugarcane pest
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Sensors with optical filters identify the contours of people and animals
ENGINEERING
A machine for ironing clothes intends to retire the steam iron
BIOCHEMISTRY
Artificial substances will facilitate the production of new medicines
ELETRONIC ENGINEERING
System developed by Griaule is amongst the best in the world
RAILROAD
Spraying system eliminates weeds that hinder the locomotion of trains
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
System allows to carry out several skin examinations in a single place
PHARMACOLOGY
A company prepares immunotherapy for cancer treatment
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Company telephone gains an advanced system of automation
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Company develops a material that substitutes granite, marble and steel
ENERGY
Future vehicles and electrical energy generators supplied with hydrogen
EDUCATION
Software helps children with special learning difficulties
METALLURGY
Company uses metallic powders for the production of industrial filters
AGRICULTURE
Equipment controls the cutting of sugarcane with greater precision
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Mini clothes washer can be carried easily
REMOTE SENSING
Aircraft can be used to increase the productivity of the country's crops
CHEMISTRY
A protective film reduces the evaporation of fresh water in reservoirs
NEW MATERIALS
Ceramic coating sterilizes medical and dental instruments
AGRONOMY
Linalool extracted from basil leaves is purchased by Canada
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Sealant with high adhesive power has various applications
TELECOMMUNICATION
Optical equipment that amplifies a light signal
COMPUTING
Professionals form a small company in the entrepreneurial manner
METEOROLOGY
Company develops meteorological equipment in Brazil
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Plastic film blocks solar rays and reduces energy consumption
FOOD ENGINEERING
Company develops an organic mineral complex using yeast proteins
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Sensor does a more detailed diagnosis of visual imperfections
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Brazil now has essential components for satellites
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Software teaches students to plan the manufacture of industrial parts
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Company develops precision equipment for use in agriculture
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Stent produced by laser is going to reduce the cost of cardiac therapies
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Small company innovates and produces current and magnetic field meters
SPEECH THERAPY
Equipment for hearing tests gains a more efficient calibration system
OPHTHALMOLOGY
Equipment allows rigorous examinations on the curvature of the cornea
MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Use of plasma expands the useful life of prostheses and industrial tools
METALLURGY
Scrap is transformed into the raw material used to produce aluminum alloys
SECURITY
A system identifies car number plates and compares them to a data bank
HUSBANDRY
Ostrich breeding gains a DNA test and software for managing the business
ENERGY
Small company produces fuel cell to run household electronic equipment
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Company from São Carlos develops low cost equipment for building automation
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Company develops components for transmissions via optical fiber
AERIAL ENGINEERING
Company manufactures solar panels used in artificial satellites
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Electronic sensor eliminates loses in the drying process of cellulose paste
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The wing structure of the Embraer aircraft was developed with support
GEOSCIENCES
System identifies with maps and photos the origin of telephone calls
CHEMISTRY
Quimlab is the company of the year in incubators
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Fungus-produced food coloring has new production technique
PHYSICS
Microorganisms are eliminated with plasma-based equipment
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Equipment monitors optic network devices for the foreign market
ENERGY
Electrocell makes the final adjustments to the fuel cell
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Devices eliminate bacteria and fungi in air conditioning equipment
SECTOR FUNDS
FAPESP's PIPE will be reference for the MCT's programs for business innovation
AGRONOMY
Company from Piracicaba produces and exports insects to fight farms pests
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
National technology lowers production costs of special lenses
TECHNOLOGY
Innovation reduces time spent in assessing sample substances
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Vaccine protects birds from bacteria that causes fragility in their eggs
FORESTED ENGINEERING
Selection of coniferous species from Japan results in a more attractive tree
FOODS
Frozen bread may be a novelty in supermarkets and convenience stores
CIVIL ENGINEERING
Researcher finds in aluminum slag a new ingredient for producing mortar
CLINICAL ANALYSES
A new kit allows the identification of parasites with greater efficiency
TECHNOLOGY
Technique detects genetically modified products
TECHNOLOGY
Company makes maps with detailed topography
NEW MATERIALS
A Brazilian product is improved and goes after the international market
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Ozone generator born of partnership between a company and an ITA laboratory
ODONTOLOGY
Diamond coated drills reduce the use of anesthetics in 70% of the cases
AERIAL ENGINEERING
Integrated sensors platform will make the flight of light aircraft more precise
METALLURGY ENGINEERING
Steel sheets and polymer form plates that absorb the vibrations of motors
COMPUTING
Software incorporates special effects into video systems
VETERINARY MEDICINE
LinkGen does DNA test for horses and cattle
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Equipment speedily detects problems and repairs modules in switching centers
BIOTECHNOLOGY
ProClone is working to add quality to ornamental plant
COMPUTING
Three companies from PIPE develop software projects
VETERINARY MEDICINE
Small company launches compact environment for laboratory animals
BIOENGINEERING
Komlux has finalized its equipment for the treatment of jaundice
ENERGY
A PIPE company participates in the construction of a fuel cell in Minas
PHYSICS
Company develops a photo acoustic system to analyze atmospheric air
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Proqualit develops, in the country, equipment for paid TV via satellite
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
A system allows an early detection of skin cancer
COVER
AsGa develops technology within the company and becomes a reference
CHEMISTRY
New techniques enable cheaper and more efficient laboratory examinations
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Company develops equipment to help with ophthalmological surgery
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
Company develops equipment for optical transmission
CHEMISTRY
New compound for the pulp industry lowers costs and does not pollute
INVESTMENT
The novelties and the companies' intentions
MINERAL
Brazil starts to produce high purity manganese for electronic industry
POULTRY
Calculating the carcass weight by filming improves poultry production
TRANSPORTATION
PIPE company develops pioneer system that monitors vehicles at a distance
COMPUTING
Software registers and organizes paperwork
EDUCATION
Company taking part in the PIPE develops evaluating and teaching software
PURCHASING POLICY
Brazilian industry develops new products for research projects
COVER
Development agencies invest in technology based companies
ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
Company develops sensors to control industrial machines
AGRONOMY
An apparatus controls humidity and permits the correct use of fungicides
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
Company from São Carlos develops pioneer remote access system
CHEMISTRY
A workstation accelerates chemical analysis of various substances