Brazilian Minister of Science visited INL

September 11, 2015


The Brazilian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Aldo Rebelo, visited INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory to analyze the collaboration agenda that Brazil has with the INL.

The Brazilian delegation, accompanied by Portugal’s Secretary of State for Science, Leonor Parreira, met with the Director General of INL, Lars Montelius, the Deputy Director General and Scientific Director, Paulo Freitas, and Brazilian researchers who are developing various projects in collaboration with scientists at the INL.

INL has already received more than 25 Brazilian researchers from research centers dedicated to research at the nanoscale, from the north to the south of Brazil. Most of the ongoing collaborations are the result of the agreement signed between the CAPES (Ministry of Education of Brazil) and INL, following the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Spain, Portugal and Brazil.

“One of the great advantages of this collaboration relates to the complementarity of laboratories. The sharing of knowledge and scientific instruments have allowed important advances in different research projects “, stressed Paulo Freitas «The collaboration with research institutes from Latin American countries is a strategic priority for INL», says the Director General of INL, Lars Montelius, who expects to widen the range of the current agreement with Brazil.

During his visit to Braga, the Brazilian minister visited two of the central INL laboratories: the Cleanroom and the High Accuracy Laboratories.

Aldo Rebelo and the Portuguese Minister of Education, Nuno Crato will meet this Friday at the Palácio das Laranjeiras, where they will sign a letter of intent between Brazil, Spain and Portugal for Scientific Cooperation in Nanotechnology.