bluebox joined the Queensland University of Technology and four other Australian universities that comprise the Australian Technology Network (ATN) in a senior delegation to Brazil in mid June.
The focus of the delegation was to develop collaborative relationships with key universities, government funding agencies and companies across three major states of Brazil, all in five days! In particular, shared interests in the areas biofuels, sports technologies and geo science were progressed.
As tweeted earlier, a highlight of the visit was the signing of a $1 million joint research agreement with FAPESP, the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation. The agreement will facilitate joint research and development between the ATN universities and the Sao Paulo State universities: University of Sao Paulo, University of Campinas and the State University of Sao Paulo. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/atn-secures-brazilian-joint-research-deal/story-e6frgcjx-1226662443913?sv=7ea20b3d55dfbe34622da439381936dd
Brazil is an emerging country that has experienced significant growth in recent years and looks to continue to develop internationally through the upcoming Football World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016.