IBM has agreed to buy a 20% stake in Batista’s SIX Automacao, a company that specializes in providing technology services to sectors including oil and gas, mining, naval construction, naval ports and others, said EBX, Mr. Batista’s holding company. The partnership will allow SIX to move into the industrial technology solutions market, and establish joint research and development capabilities for EBX Group companies, it said.
Boeing Co. said it will open an R&D center in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to develop aerospace technologies with the help of Brazil's leading scientists and researchers.
Boeing to Open an Aerospace R&D Technology Center in Brazil The new center will focus on research in sustainable aviation biofuels, advanced air-traffic management, advanced metals and biomaterials, and support and services technologies.
The facility, slated to open later this year, "will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing (IW 500: 15) and Brazilian R&D organizations, including government agencies, private-sector companies and universities," the company said Tuesday.
"Boeing is defined by its technological edge, and establishing Boeing Research & Technology in Brazil will bring new ideas and innovative processes to our company," said Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil. "We also will strengthen our relationship with Brazil's R&D community in ways that grow Brazil's capabilities and meet the country's goals for economic and technology development."
Areas of research focus for the new center will include sustainable aviation biofuels, advanced air-traffic management, advanced metals and biomaterials, and support and services technologies, the company said.
The facility will be Boeing's sixth advanced-research center outside the United States. The others are in Europe, Australia, India, China and Russia.