UK-Brazilian partnership in science and technology
18 April 2007
As part of the 'Year of Brazil-UK Partnership in Science' launched earlier this year, a delegation of British scientists – accompanied by Prince Andrew, the Duke of York – today visited Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and the Brazilian aircraft manufacturing company EMBRAER, one of the largest in the world. Both INPE and EMBRAER are based in São José dos Campos in the state of São Paulo.
Brazilian and British scientists are interested in enhancing cooperation in areas of aerospace technology, such as remote sensoring satellites.
A memorandum was signed by INPE and the UK's Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) with a view to organizing a joint workshop in November, in São Paulo.
Prince Andrew, in his capacity as the UK's Special Representative for International Trade and Investment, emphasized the shared desire for closer ties between the British and Brazilian science and technology sectors, and said he expected an increasing number of partnerships in future.
Source: Gazeta Mercantil and Embassy of Brazil in London