Embrapii to invest 60mn reais in Cybersecurity Competence Center | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

This is a machine translation of an Embrapii’s press release

The Brazilian Company for Industrial Research and Innovation (Embrapii) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) will create a Competence Center in Cybersecurity in Brazil. With an investment of BRL 60 million, the initiative will develop research, train and qualify human resources and meet the main demands of national industries in this area.

The Embrapii Competence Center will focus on the emergence, strengthening and expansion of new knowledge in the area, considered a technological frontier. Cybersecurity is dedicated to identifying, protecting, detecting, responding and recovering systems damaged by cyberattacks or accidental failures, minimizing their impacts.

The Public Call for the creation of the Embrapii Competence Center in Cybersecurity and the selection of a Brazilian Science and Technology Institution (ICT) to manage it was published on Tuesday (23) on the Embrapii website: https:// embrapii.org.br/chamadas-publicas/chamada-publica-centro-competencia-01-2023/.

The Call to accredit the ICT is carried out in partnership with the MCTI, with resources from the PPI IoT/Manufacturing 4.0 Priority Program, within the scope of the Informatics Law (ICTs Law). The selected company will have access to resources to develop, in 42 months, knowledge, education and qualification of labor for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities of strategic technologies for the segment.


Next Monday (5th), at 4:30 pm, Embrapii will hold an online lecture to present the public call for proposals and make clarifications. Interested ICTs will be able to participate through this link: meet.google.com/uim-tfcg-tao

After the ICT application and selection process, the Embrapii Competence Center for Cybersecurity Embrapii is scheduled for January 26, 2024.

Disruptive centers

Embrapii announced on 05/24 the first three Embrapii Competence Centers in technological frontier areas. With an investment of BRL 180 million, these locations will be responsible for research and skills training in sectors with innovative trends. With their support, Brazilian industry will be able to follow this movement and access the possibilities offered by still emerging technologies.

The National Telecommunications Institute – Inatel, in Santa Rita do Sapucaí (MG), will be responsible for the Embrapii Competence Center in the area of 5G and 6G Connectivity Technology and Infrastructure. The Center of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence at the Federal University of Goiás (CEIA-UFG), in Goiânia (GO), will be the Embrapii Competence Center in Immersive Technologies Applied to Virtual Worlds. And the CPQD (Telecommunications Research and Development Center), in Campinas (SP), will take care of the Embrapii Competence Center in Open RAN (Open Radio Access Networks).

About Embrapii

Embrapii is a social organization that operates in cooperation with research institutions, public or private, to serve the business sector, with the aim of fostering innovation in the industry. To this end, it connects research and companies, and divides risks, by contributing non-refundable resources to projects that lead to the introduction of new products and processes in the market. To have access to the model, the company must present its technological challenge to the Unit with the technical competence that fits the needs of its project. Embrapii has a management contract with the Federal Government, through the Ministries of Science, Technology and Innovation, Education, Health and Development, Industry, Commerce and Services.


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