Uruguayan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Almagro, will officially open the I Uruguay-Brazil Science and Technology Forum, which will meet in the Montevideo Office of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). This initiative aims to define joint lines of work, progress in training proposals, calls for joint projects, and other forms of cooperation, according to sources.
Attending from Brazil is the minister of Science and Technology, Aloizio Mercadante, and from the Culture ministry, Ana de Hollanda.
The meeting is framed in the Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation and Innovation in those areas by the two nations signed July 30, 2010, according to the schedule disclosed.
The first day of work will involve representatives of the academic community of both countries discussing joint strategies and implementation documents.
Panels on clean energy as well as ethanol, biodiesel, wind and solar energy, nanotechnology, digital inclusion and dissemination of science, information technology and communication, and drugs are included in the program. Rounding out the agenda are debates about the agricultural industry, biotechnology and food security.