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Program encourages development of software in Brazil

Staff writer ▼ | August 7, 2015
The Ministry of Communications launched a program to encourage the creation of technological parks in Brazil aimed at new structures for research and labs focused at the development of computer and smartphone software.
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According to the Digital Factory Program, R$ 8 million ($2.29 million) in investments is planned to be divided for the two projects that come out winners in the selection process.

The projects will be implemented through partnerships between federal, state and local governments and the private sector. Together in the same place, the companies will have access to shared cutting-edge resources, equipment and infrastructure.

Two projects will be selected in 2015 to receive from the ministry the R$ 4 million ($1.14 million) grants each. From there, partnerships will be established, either with local government or with organizations from the civil society or research institutions.

To participate in Digital Factories, those interested could present their proposals until September 4tth through the Resource Transfer Agreements and Contracts System.

The ministry reports that the tenderer should present a minimal counterpart of at least 10% of the proposal’s value, subject to the limits established by law for states, Federal District and local government.