LNNano - Brazilian Nanotechnology National Laboratory

Partnership in Projects

Partnership in Projects

LNNano is fully willing to associate to start-ups, nascent companies or consolidated companies of any size and business nature to act as a partner in short and long-term R&D projects.

Any LNNano partner in projects has the prospect to have its financial participation partially funded by development agencies to which LNNano is associated, which have specific programs or open calls for the funding of R&D projects in nanotechnology. Examples of these agencies are Embrapii, Sibratec, BNDES, FINEP, FAPESP among others.

Partners can also take advantage of funds from thematic networks specifically focused on nanotechnology, such as the Brazilian Nanotechnology System – SisNano, or from funds originated from cooperation programs between LNNano, and Brazilian and abroad R & D institutions.

 

Advantages of a partnership with LNNano

1)     Researchers & Innovation teams highly experienced to deal with the private sector, allowing the precise identification and comprehension of companies’ needs;

2)     Laboratory and semi-industrial scale state-of-art articulated set of instruments for execution of the most advanced techniques in nanotechnology;

3)     Technical support, on-the-job training and knowledge transfer to the partners throughout the project;

4)     Networks in nanotechnology with renowned and experienced S&T institutions of Brazil and abroad;

5)     Support from LNNano cohort laboratories at CNPEM (CTBE, LNBio, and LNLS), allowing integrated projects and complementary tests, and availability at 2020 at CNPEM of Sirius, the world-wide most advanced synchrotron ;

6)     Accuracy and agility in the preparation of contracts, flexibility and autonomy for project management compared to Brazilian public-private research institutions or Universities;

7)     Costs, fees and expenses charged in projects are very competitive compared to Brazilian public-private research institutions or Universities;

8)     Innovation management policy focused on the protection of knowledge and intellectual property generated by the projects execution, and by their outcomes.

 

Financial funding

Any LNNano partner in projects has the prospect to have its financial participation partially funded by development agencies to which LNNano is associated, which have specific programs or open calls for the funding of R&D projects in nanotechnology. Examples of these agencies are Embrapii, Sibratec, BNDES, FINEP, FAPESP among others.

Partners can also take advantage of funds from thematic networks specifically focused on nanotechnology, such as the Brazilian Nanotechnology System – SisNano, or from funds originated from cooperation programs between LNNano, and Brazilian and abroad R&D institutions.

 

Projects funded under CNPEM Embrapii Unit

EMBRAPII is a public-private Brazilian federal agency whose mission is to support projects in selected areas of competence for the development of technology and innovation, in cooperation with R&D institutions and companies from the industrial sector.

Its operation directives include the financing of cooperation projects in partnership with private sector companies and R&D public or private institutions, focusing on the needs of the industry and sharing the technological risk inherent from the pre-competitive phase of innovation, to stimulate the industrial sector to expand initiatives in
innovation, and with larger technological intensity.

CNPEM is one of the R&D institutes accredited by Embrapii to receive funds for special projects regarding the Development of advanced materials, biologically active substances or nanoproducts from processing and transformation of biomasses.

Projects from companies which associate to LNNano under CNPEM Embrapii Program have special benefits regarding funding, with a chance of having up to 33% of the project total value be supported by Embrapii. As an additional advantage, in comparison to other funding agencies, Embrapii also allows easiness for the protection of intellectual property generated from the project outcomes.

For detailed information on the benefits of partnership with LNNano under CNPEM Embrapii  access http://pages.cnpem.br/unidadeembrapii/