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Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz

Organisation available for the Professional Exchange Call: 3 ( Mar 2014 - May 2014)
Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz TTO

Type of organisation: Public Institution of Health linked to Brazilian Ministry of Health


Recommended stay period: 1-2 weeks or 4-6 weeks

Areas of expertise looked for:

  • TTO structure and management
  • Patenting/IPR management
  • Licensing
  • Contract research
  • Spin-offs creation
  • Policy development
  • Investment analysis
  • Asset selection
  • Technology assessment
  • Technology offer
  • Patent portfolio management


Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, known as Fiocruz is linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Health.  lnaugurated on May 25, 1900 as Federal Serotherapy lnstitute, Fiocruz was given the mission of fighting the great problems of public health in Brazil. Since then, Fiocruz has been involved with the Brazilian reality and the experimental medicine.

Today the institution is responsible for a range of activities, which include research development; hospital and ambulatory  care services; production of vaccines, drugs, reagents, and diagnostic kits; education and training of human resources; information and communication in the area of health, science and technology; quality control of products and services, and the implementation of social programs. lt has over 11,000 employees and health professionals with different levels of involvement.

The Fiocruz's headquarter is located at an 800,000-square meter campus in Manguinhos, a neighborhood in the northern of Rio de Janeiro city, along with ten of sixteen technical scientific units, and technical and administrative support units. The other ones are located in ten Brazilian capitals (Manaus, Porto Velho, Terezina, Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Campo Grande, Brasilia and Curitiba), and in Maputo, Mozambique's capital.

Contact Point
Name: Maria Celeste Emerick
Function: Technology Management Coordinator
Address: Avenida Brasil 4036 · suite 806 • Build. Expansâo Fiocruz • Manguinhos, 21045·360RJ Rio de Janeiro·Brazil
Phone: +55(21)3882 9156

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for 
research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 305128
  ENTENTE is supported by the European Commission and coordinated by Inserm-Transfert SA