The Microsoft Research-FAPESP Institute for IT Research supports high-quality fundamental research in information and communication technologies that is geared towards addressing social and economic development needs. The proposals are submitted by researchers associated to universities and research institutes in the State of São Paulo.
The Institute aims to form a network of scientists to expand the capabilities of computing technology to better serve social and economic challenges of underserved communities, both rural and urban.
The supported research explores fundamental research questions, but with developmental goals in mind. The Institute looks for proposals that, simultaneously, are fundamental for the advancement of knowledge and relevant for immediate applications.
Information and communication technologies must be affordable, accessible, and relevant. Novel approaches in computing technology have the potential for great impact in a range of areas, including education, healthcare, and economic development. The relevance that research projects can have is significant, since there are difficult technological problems to be solved to realize that vision, such as working in last-mile networking infrastructures, creating intuitive user interfaces, developing low-cost computing devices, and creating relevant applications.
Second cooperation agreement - Valid from March 1, 2012 to February 28, 2019.
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First cooperation agreement - Valid from December 15, 2006 to December 14, 2009.
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