Disruptive Technologies Lab (DTL) is an innovative space for learning and experimentation. DTL aims at supporting GVCM’s exploring technologies and digital environments leading into breakthroughs in Big Data Visualization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Mixed and Virtual Reality (AR/VR/MR) and Internet of Things (IoT) , but also other important technologies.

DTL is (dis)organized in small and loosely structured “skunkworks” team of researchers, supported by human-centric methodologies as Action-Research, Design Thinking, SCRUM and Agile.

Supported by internal venturing and open innovation paradigm, our lab has imagined, conceived, and developed over 50 POCs, 30 Prototypes, 6 MVPs and launched 4 projects. Most of them can be accessed at the Projects page.

DTL aims to be a hub for innovation, providing an open environment for research and collaboration.

DTL welcomes formal and informal collaborations with other scholars, institutions and agencies.
Please let us know if you would like to Join our Group

LAB Staff

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Mendes Leal Neto
Prof. Dr. Ricardo Mendes Leal NetoFounder and Idealizer
Dr. Fernando Bardella
Dr. Fernando BardellaFounder and Head of IT Innovations

Scientific Contributors & Technical Support

  • Ms. André Montes Rodrigues
  • Ms. Marcos de Arruda
  • André Gomes da Silva
  • Rafael C. L. de Moraes
  • Thanos Saringelos


  • Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
  • National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN)
  • Institute of Nuclear Power and Energy Research (IPEN)
  • São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

DTL Gallery

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