Brazil - Research Areas

In general, the website of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) identifies 26 thematic areas in the country, divided into three large groups: ST&I for Brazilian competitiveness, for natural resources and the environment, as well as for social development.

Eight areas are considered, however, to be especially strategic for the Brazlian government, which incentivates research of the same by means of a hundred national institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs), which function as networks among groups of excellence. They are: