President of SBPC discusses reality and challenges of Brazilian science

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Brazil ranks 69th among the most innovative economies in the world, according to the Global Innovation Index 2016. Recently published by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the survey evaluated 128 countries and showed that, even though it ranked eighth in percentage of technology transfer and 17% in R&D spending of large companies, our country is still far from the big global players in innovation, mainly due to the low rate of transformation of research in commercial application.

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