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Brazil’s first private science support institution turns five

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Grantees during a meeting at the Serrapilheira Institute. Photo: IS

This week. Instituto Serrapilheira, Brazil’s first private science support institution turns five. Scientists say AI can improve biodiversity protection — and could help Brazil. 5G already works on “wildcard frequency” in Brazil. 

Brazil’s first private institution for science support turns 5

Instituto Serapilheira, the first private non-profit focused on sponsoring science in Brazil, turned five on Tuesday. Since its inception, the institution has invested more than BRL 50 million (USD 10.5 million) in more than 190 projects. It aims to become a center of excellence for quantitative biology and ecology research in the next five years.

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