Hub International Partner Lead Academic: Dr Hugo Borelli Resende
The IPT – Institute for Technological Research, a public research institute linked to the Secretariat for Economic Development, Science, Technology and Innovation of the State of São Paulo, has been contributing actively to the country’s development for over a century. IPT is one of Brazil’s largest research institutes, with state-of-the-art laboratories and a highly qualified team of researchers and technicians working in four major areas: Innovation; R&D; Technological services and metrological support; and Information and education in technology. In addition to its current research, development and innovation projects, the institute is expanding its areas of action to include nanotechnology, new materials, lightweight structures and bioenergy.
IPT is a national reference in the area of calibration, with many laboratories certified by Cgcre/Inmetro – the National Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality. Heedful of the needs of the public and private sectors, IPT provides solutions and technological services aimed at increasing the competitiveness of companies and promoting quality of life. Modern, highly integrated, attuned to the opportunities and demands of technological development, and prepared to be a qualified link among universities, research centers and the business sector, IPT maintains its collaborative role in the country’s development.
Its twelve multidisciplinary technology centers act in a broad range of fields, encompassing segments such as energy, transportation, oil and gas, environment, civil engineering, cities, health and safety. The Lightweight Structures Laboratory (LEL) was founded by the Institute for Technological Research of the State of São Paulo (IPT), at the Technology Park of São José dos Campos, Brazil, in order to create in this area an integrated facility for research, and fulfil the demand of companies in Brazil and abroad. The laboratory has a qualified research team, prepared to work together with companies in R&D projects related to metallic structures (especially aluminum and titanium), composite structures (especially carbon fiber), as well as hybrid structures. The technical focus is on the complete development cycle, including design, analysis, simulation, prototyping, testing, manufacturing viability, and maintenance. These projects may also include partnerships with universities and other research institutes. The laboratory equipment has been financed by BNDES (The Brazilian Development Bank), Finep – Innovation and Research, FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation), Secretariat for Economic, Science, Technology and Innovation Development – State of São Paulo, and the São José dos Campos Municipal Government.
To find out more about equipment, capabilities, and research at IPT, visit their website.