The Piim-Lab’s primary source of funding comes from the Brazilian agencies FAPEMIG, CNPq and CAPES. Additionally, part of the Piim-Lab’s infrastructure and corresponding maintenance expenses are supported by CEFET-MG.
Through its close cooperation with community partners over the years, the Piim-Lab has contributed to Minas Gerais’s transition from a state strongly dependent on mining and agricultural commodities to one leading high-tech hub in Brazil and South America. In the following, some community partners in current and past Piim-Lab projects are listed:
- Equipe de Recherche de Lyon en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication (ELICO);
- Grenoble Images Parole Signal Automatique (GIPSA-Lab);
- Inathèque de France (INA);
- Interactions, Corpus, Apprentissages, Représentations (ICAR);
- International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).
- Laboratório de Sistemas de Computação e Robótica (CORO);
- Minas Tênis Clube;
- Rede Minas de Televisão.