Laboratório Nacional
de Luz Síncrotron




Synchrotron light sources are the most sophisticated example of open and multidisciplinary research infrastructure, with the largest number of applications and greater impact on the knowledge and development of materials, both organic and inorganic. Thus, the synchrotron light source is also a key tool for solving important issues for the Brazilian productive sector.

The Brazilian Synchrotron Light Laboratory (LNLS) has highly qualified human resources and a unique infrastructure in Latin America. This makes the laboratory capable of meeting the needs of the business sector in research, development and innovation in diverse areas such as agriculture and food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics, chemical and petrochemical.

LNLS builds different types of interaction with the productive sector to help companies to develop a competitive edge in the market by investing in R&D: Cooperation Agreements; Technology Transfer and Licensing; Complex Service Delivery; and Internal Technological Demands.


Research Proposals from the private sector or involving intellectual property or commercial use should be sent to the LNLS Innovation Coordination (Jose Antonio Calzavara Lemos - or directly to the Scientific Board (Harry Westfahl Junior -

Important: Industrial Users who wish perform reasearch in the Public Domain at the LNLS facilities follow the same procedure as the Academic Users. To learn more, take a look at the Information for Academics Users.


Cooperation Agreements: One of the forms of interaction with the productive sector are cooperation agreements establishment between laboratory and industry to respond to complex issues raised by the customer through the expertise of LNLS’s researchers and the use of the unique laboratory infrastructure of the synchrotron light source.

Technology Transfer and Licensing: The interaction with industries can also happen through the transfer of technologies, processes and innovative products, internally generated at LNLS and the licensing of these technologies to partners for their insertion in the market.

Delivery of Complex Services: LNLS offers complex services that are typically not found in other research centers and/or universities. And even if a service is found elsewhere, the characteristics of the synchrotron light source and its experimental stations lead to significantly faster response times.

Internal Technological Demands: Finally, the laboratory also encourages the development of technology in industries through technological demands of equipment, complex devices and systems for maintaining the current synchrotron light source UVX and for the construction of the new synchrotron light source Sirius.


LNLS is one of the suppliers registered by the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) for the payment of services using the BNDES Card. It works like a credit card and allows the so-called individual microentrepreneurs and also micro, small and medium-sized companies to pay for the use of the experimental stations.

The card is particularly important for facilitating the access of small businesses to the scientific infrastructure available at the synchrotron light source of the LNLS. The use of the BNDES Card allows the financing of goods and services within 48 months with interest rate below practiced in the market. The limit for credit is R$ 1 million and the installments to be paid are all fixed and equal. However, to access the benefit, these companies should be registered as buyers in the BNDES Card Operations Portal, and have a gross income of up to R$ 90 million per year.