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SOBRAL, Fernanda Antônia da Fonseca. New horizons to scientific and technological production. Cad. CRH [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.63, pp. 519-534. ISSN 0103-4979. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-49792011000300005.
This present article draws, initially a overview of the new tendencies for production of knowledge. On them stands out the importance taken by the interaction between, knowledge, the society and other aspects such as applicability and interdisciplinary of the knowledge, with the aim to contextualize and describe, on their main characteristics, some recent programs to support sciences and technology ( Sectoral Funds, Institute of Millennium and National Institute of Sciences and Technology). Finally some results from researches done with the aid of researchers from some fields of Engineering and Sociology were discussed, seeking to point out new horizons in their research agenda.
Keywords : knowledge; technological and scientific policy; innovation.