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In Brazilian Higher Education landscape, the Support Foundations are institutions created with the purpose of supporting education, research, and outreach as well as institutional, scientific and technological development projects of interest to the higher education institutions.

The FUNTEF-PR (Fundação de Apoio À Educação, Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Da UTFPR) - Support Foundation of Education, Research and Technological and Scientific Development of the UTFPR - is an institution recognized by the Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MCT) as a foundation to support the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR). FUNTEF-PR is an entity of private law, non-profit, of indefinite duration, with seat and forum in the Region of Curitiba/PR. It aims to support the UTFPR in the achievement of objectives related to education, research and extension, as well as to contribute to the promotion of scientific, technological, artistic and cultural development, environmental preservation and the improvement of relations between the UTFPR and society.

Main Purposes of FUNTEF-PR:

  • Support the Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR) in the achievement of objectives related to education, research and university outreach;
  • To contribute to the promotion of scientific, technological, artistic and cultural development, environmental preservation and the improvement of relations between UTFPR and society;
  • Disseminate and promote programs, projects and activities of education, research and university outreach at the UTFPR and provide technical and administrative support to its implementation and execution, including:
    • conduct the financial management of projects in partnership with public and private institutions.
    • conduct purchases and imports of goods and equipment for UTFPR with research projects.
  • To execute, in conjunction with UTFPR, services to the community;
  • To promote courses, seminars, congresses and other events of training, information and diffusion of technical-scientific knowledge;
  • Grant scholarships for the faculty, student and technical-administrative staff of UTFPR;
  • Establish specific support funds for UTFPR's education, research, outreach, cultural and assistance activities;
  • Institute programs to improve working conditions, increase personnel training, infrastructure and modernize equipment at UTFPR;
  • To promote the dissemination of scientific, technological and artistic knowledge through the edition and commercialization of books, periodicals and other forms of communication of texts, data, sound and image;
  • Promote the application of didactic, scientific, technological and artistic knowledge;
  • Provide support in the registration and management of industrial and intellectual property, trademarks and patents;
  • Contribute to the maintenance of UTFPR objectives, research or extension surpluses and institutional promotion;
  • Create and develop technology development centers in partnership with public and private institutions.