Strategic areas

The CNPEM’s R&D programs were structured in order to meet priority demands from the Brazilian government and to take advantage of opportunities for development in the country in the areas of health, renewable energy, development of renewable materials, sustainable agriculture, and development of quantum technologies. Highly qualified human resources, combined with the exceptional cutting-edge scientific facilities at the Center and the broad interactions with the domestic and international scientific communities, create a synergistic environment that encourages research advances.



Techniques for therapies, diagnostics, and regenerative medicine for well-being and to expand life expectancy.


Renewable energy

Technologies for biofuels and zero-carbon energy for sustainable economic development.


Renewable materials

Industrial biotechnology to produce biorenewables, with customized solutions for Brazilian manufacturing.