Raquel Lyra highlights Pernambuco’s scientific and innovative potential – Blog da Folha


During her participation in the Northeast stage of the 5th Science, Technology and Innovation Conference, governor Raquel Lyra highlighted the State’s potential for scientific development. The manager also took advantage of the occasion to announce the release of R$4 million for the launch of a notice on renewable energy by the Pernambuco Science and Technology Support Foundation (Facepe).

Organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), the event is the regional stage of the Conference, which continues until this Friday (3), and this Thursday (2) was also attended by the minister responsible for the portfolio, Luciana Saints. The Conference aims to collectively build the sector’s national strategy for the next ten years.

“I congratulate the Ministry of Science and Technology, led by Luciana Santos from Pernambuco, for this event held in partnership with the State Government. The world sees the potential in the Northeast to develop renewable energy and new industrialization. Therefore, we need the correct positioning to capture these opportunities. We are guaranteeing R$4 million for the launch of Facepe’s notice on renewable energy. In addition, we will allocate R$10 million to the Cientista Arretado program, which we will launch soon, for researchers to produce innovation in the public service”, said Raquel Lyra.

Pernambuco was the first state to host the Conference and now ends the regional stage of the event. The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Luciana Santos, highlighted the resources that have already been allocated to the state. “I received from the governor and secretary Mauricélia a set of investments and requests to strengthen Pernambuco’s science and technology system, which is very strong and resolute. Last year we managed to bring, to Pernambuco alone, R$68 million in investments from Finep for universities, for the recovery and expansion of science and technology infrastructure in Pernambuco”, she pointed out.

Today’s meeting brought together civil society, businesspeople and public agents from the nine states of the Northeast, who listed priority public policies for the region over the next 10 years. The choices will be presented at the national stage of the Conference, which will take place from June 4th to 6th, in Brasília, in the Federal District.

For the Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of Pernambuco, Mauricélia Montenegro, the event is an opportunity to develop scientific work in the State. “It is important that this stage is carried out here so that we can attract more resources here. Pernambuco is the eighth most innovative state in Brazil, the most innovative state in the Northeast, so our potential is enormous. We are united to build more effective public policies that bring fair, economic and sustainable development”, he said.

Announced during the event, the release of the resource for the notice that will be launched by Facepe was celebrated by the president of the organization. “The notice is focused on the topic of renewable energy and decarbonization. The idea is to promote synergistic actions between researchers at different levels, in the most different locations in Pernambuco, based on some lines that are priorities for the State”, detailed Fernanda Pimentel.

Present at the event were federal deputy Iza Arruda, state secretary Almir Cirilo (Water Resources and Sanitation), the rector of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Alfredo Gomes, as well as state secretaries from all states in the Northeast.


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