1st FAPESP/Finep Call
Finally, negotiations with the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (Finep) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) culminated, in September 2014, in the opening of the first public call for selection of companies based in São Paulo to develop 20 technological demands of the Sirius project with resources of R$ 40 million.
These funds were made available under the PIPE / PAPPE economic grant program, so that each proposal could request up to R$ 1.5 million for the chosen development.
Learn more about the 1st Call for Proposals on the FAPESP website (in Portuguese).
Eight companies were selected to develop 13 research projects to solve the challenges posed in the call. Whereas the success rates of programs such as PIPE are between 20% and 40%, the model built between the LNLS/CNPEM and FAPESP/Finep was successful in regards to the percentage of approved projects. The final approval of the companies and signature of the contracts took place during the second half of 2015.
In June, 2016, FAPESP, Finep and LNLS held the 1st Workshop for Project monitoring the projects approved for the 1st Call of Proposals. It was attended by Representatives of the Funding Agencies and the Laboratory, as well as representatives of the companies, which were invited to present the project for which they are responsible, the implementation stage, the main difficulties and the results obtained in the first months of the contract. There were 12 presentations with the follow-up and interaction with the Funding Agencies managers and with LNLS researchers.