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: