INTI to receive US$13mn in subsidies for research projects

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Argentine industrial technology institute INTI will receive 54mn pesos (US$13.4mn) in subsidies from science and technology ministry Mincyt to participate in five research projects, INTI said in a press release.

Of the projects, three will be for nanotechnology initiatives and two for information and communications technology (ICT). INTI was awarded five of 12 total projects receiving funds from Mincyt. Eight are for nanotechnology projects and the remainder for ICT.

According to INTI, one project aims to develop technology that will detect human and animal diseases. Another will develop smart machines to slowly release insecticides to help prevent Dengue fever. A third will design devices and integrated circuits for achieving greater energy efficiency for lighting.

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In working on the projects, INTI will join Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán and national scientific and technical research council Conicet. INTI will also work on a project on applied microelectronics in Bahía Blanca with the Universidad Nacional del Sur and various companies.