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Brazil and Argentina boost innovation ties

The Bilateral Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation, which coordinates joint projects between Brazil and Argentina, has met to discuss closer cooperation.

The Brazilian science minister Gilberto Kassab (pictured) and his Argentinian counterpart Lino Barañao attended the meeting on 3 August. The event was held in Brasilia at the headquarters of CNPq, Brazil’s national council for scientific and technological development.

The ministers discussed researcher exchanges and cooperation in biodiversity and sustainable development, according to a Brazilian government announcement. They signed a memorandum of understanding on innovation cooperation, focusing on large research infrastructure and innovative companies in ICT, biotechnology and nanotechnology.

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