September 19, 2021-531 PM
A Brazilian national won the Young Innovator Award (Young Innovator Award) presented by the Sixth Forum of Young Scientists in the BRICS Group, a group formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The company introduced Veever, a mobile application that uses precise location technology and artificial intelligence to facilitate interaction and navigation for people with visual impairments in indoor and outdoor environments.
“Because my topic is about accessibility and inclusion, I was very surprised and at the same time very happy to see that a project that focused on this, for the inclusion of people with disabilities, ended up being the winner. This is a good sign that the world is thinking about it, in fact, that the possibility of Access and inclusion is not an option, this has to be mandatory and I believe that increasingly, with more incentives, with the support of the government, with and with the support of institutions, with the support of universities, we will be able to make this world a better place,” Novochadlo explained. He received a $25,000 prize.
The Brazilian delegation, headed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MCTI), consists of 19 young scientists selected with the support of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC).
The BRICS Young Scientists Forum aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and good practices among young researchers from the countries that make up the group.
“The BRICS Young Scientists Forum is an excellent opportunity for early-career researchers from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa to meet, present their work, exchange experiences on what they are looking for and also create new networks and new collaboration groups,” highlighted the General Coordinator of Multilateral Cooperation at MCTI , Carlos Matsumoto, who headed the delegation.
Brazilians are involved in projects in healthcare, energy solutions and electronic physical systems. “I was very impressed with the creativity, dedication and passion that these young scientists, young entrepreneurs, put into their projects, into their business. I can see projects in different stages of technological development, but it is interesting because it is really focused and interested in providing solutions to society’s problems based on science and technology, and caring for people through very comprehensive projects as well as preserving the environment within the context of sustainability,” emphasized Professor Antonio Gomez de Souza Filho, of the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.
This year, the event was organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of India, in the city of Bengaluru, but due to the Corona virus, it was almost organized.
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