Meet the INCT-GD
What is INCT?
The National Institutes of Science and Technology (INCTs) are placed in a strategic position in the Brazilian National System of Science, Technology and Innovation. One of the objectives of the INCT Programme is to promote the interaction with international groups of excellence in the specific area of research. Therefore, the institutes should promote actions that enable international collaboration with excellence groups of leading countries in the respective area, aiming not only at scientific production and the improvement of its quality, but also at the mobility of researchers who are already trained or in process of training.
Led by groups of excellence, INCTs are characterized as research structures that develop network projects in an articulated way with measurable and clearly defined objectives and goals, with focus on cutting edge researches and/or state public policies. Each Institute has a clearly defined theme or area of activity and must cover preferentially four aspects: research, training of human resources, internationalization and knowledge transfer to the entrepreneurial sector and/or to the public sector. Additionally, considering their strategic nature, all INCTs foresee actions in a fifth aspect: the diffusion and the dissemination of knowledge to society. Each institute has an Advisory Committee with at least one external advisor from abroad that visits the institute annually, examines its performance in comparison with the goals approved by the steering committee of the institute. [By DFG]
The institute Santa Maria is the INCT on Distributed Generation Power Systems (INCT-GD). Here the reaserchers have the mission to accomplish and search for the new discoveries in the area of power eletronic.