Brazilian Embassy Supports Researchers at Re:publica Festival

Promoting Innovation and Scientific Collaboration

July 02nd, 2024
Snejana Melnic, News from Berlin
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As part of the Innovation Diplomacy Program, the Brazilian Embassy supported the participation of three Brazilian researchers at the re:publica International Festival on Digitalization and Society. This initiative was carried out in partnership with the Global Innovation Gathering (GIG). The Embassy also facilitated visits for the researchers to important German scientific institutions.

Prof. Ana Vilacy Galúcio from the Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi presented her work on the digitalization of indigenous languages, which aims to revitalize endangered Amazonian languages. While in Berlin, Prof. Galúcio also delivered a lecture at the Institute for Latin American Studies (LAI) at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and participated in meetings at the Ibero-American Institute (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut - Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Humboldt Forum, and the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP).

Data Scientist Adriano Belisario introduced a digital tool that maps cases of gun violence in Brazil based on data from social networks. Belisario was also a speaker at GIG’s annual conference.

Cristiano Lopes, a researcher from the Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco (UFRPE), conducted a workshop on the characterization of fish communities. His work employs non-invasive techniques for collecting ocean data, such as multi-frequency acoustics. In Berlin, he also visited the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) to discuss potential collaboration opportunities.

This initiative underscores the Brazilian Embassy's commitment to fostering international cooperation in innovation and scientific research, highlighting Brazil's contributions to the global scientific community.


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