The UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation is a joint initiative led by the Brazilian and UK governments, offering a wide variety of events in both countries. The Year aims to celebrate the high level of cooperation between the two countries in the most diverse areas of science, technology and innovation, working as an important platform for the development of new projects.
The Year is an opportunity for scientists, researchers, and Brazilian and British companies to celebrate what their joint research has already accomplished and to think of how to work together in light of key global challenges.
The four pillar themes of the 2018-2019 UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation are:
- Health and Life Sciences;
- Climate and Biodiversity;
- Sustainable Agriculture;
The UK-Brazil Year of Science & Innovation 2018/19 was first agreed between the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the Brazilian Foreign Minister, Aloysio Nunes in August 2017 in London.
The UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation 2018/19 was announced on February 27 2018 at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, during the visit of the British Royal Research Ship, the James Cook. A month later, on 27 March 2018, the UK-Brazil Year of Science and Innovation was officially launched at a ceremony at the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation & Communications (MCTIC) in Brasilia.
Brazil-UK Year of Science and Innovation Launching Ceremony in Brasilia with the presence of MCTIC Minister Gilberto Kassab, British Ambassador to Brazil Vijay Rangarajan and the Chief Counsel for Scientific Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, Robin Grimes.
Royal British Researcher James Cook anchored at Pier Mauá for the commemorations of the announcement of the Brazil-UK Year of Science and Innovation.