Companies from São Paulo were selected for the construction of components of Sirius, the new Brazilian synchrotron light source
The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (Finep) have just announced 11 new projects that will receive support for the development of products, processes and services for Sirius, the new Brazilian Synchrotron Light Source, under construction on the CNPEM (Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials), in Campinas, Brazil. The proposals selected in this second phase of the so-called Sirius Challenges will receive resources of up to R$ 1.5 million (each) through the PIPE/PAPPE Program for Economic Subsidy, and have a deadline of 24 months to be developed.
The Sirius project will be the largest and most complex scientific infrastructure ever built in Brazil. When ready, Sirius – a synchrotron light source based on state-of-the-art electron accelerators – is expected to advance the research in strategic areas such as agriculture, health, energy, and more.
The second phase of the Sirius Challenges, launched in August 2015, aimed at selecting micro, small and medium-size companies in the state of São Paulo to develop highly complex equipment, devices and systems for the solving 13 technological challenges identified by the LNLS in the execution of the Sirius project.
More information on the results of the second phase of the Sirius Challenges is available on the FAPESP website (in portuguese).