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Date: 14 de novembro de 2012


Undoubtedly the landscape for innovation has changed from a more linear and closed approach to a more systematic and open environment. In response to those changes we can observe the emergence of new types of organizations and the redesign of others. Innovation intermediaries have increased in number and have presented a great variety of business and operational models. National research institutes, once very focused in applied research for local industry and in ‘R&D contract’ business models, have performed important strategic and organizational moves to adapt to this new context.

Well-known European research institutes such as Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, TNO, CNRS, VTT, CSEM and RISE have incorporated in their mission statements the building of international networks, the support to SMEs, the generation of spin-outs, in brief, to act as ‘knowledge brokers’. In organizational terms we observe these institutes establishing facilities overseas, hosting incubators, acting or working together with venture capital funds or joining forces in corporate venturing activities.

At the same time, while aiming to build a solid innovation system, Brazilian government has invested in national ‘networking’ programs such as INCT, Sibratec, RNP and Cepids; in the redesign of research institutes such as Inpe, Embrapa and IPT; in the recently announced creation of Embrapii and the 23 innovation institutes of Senai, and in the support of private research institutes such as Certi and C.E.S.A.R.

Taking into consideration the importance of international collaboration, networking and benchmarking, the Open Innovation Center – Brazil is hosting a one-day workshop that will gather representatives from national and foreign research institutes, federal and state government and industry to discuss the role of the research institutes in bridging the valley between science and innovation.


Managers of private or public Brazilian and foreign Research Institutes.
Academy, industry and government representatives.
Representatives from regulation agencies such as Aneel, ANP and Anvisa.
Managers of science parks, incubators, venture capital investors, innovation consultants and brokers.
Attendees shall be fluent in Portuguese or English (there will be simultaneous translation).


The event will be held in a conference room for up to 500 people from 9:00 to 18:00 with a full day program.

Along with the program, partner institutions will have the chance to expose their offers in an exhibition lounge.

It will take place at the Transamerica Hotel in São Paulo along with the Open Innovation Seminar.

The program is divided in four main sessions:

First session Brazilian federal and selected state governments will present an overview of its main programs and ambitions related to research institutes and international collaboration.

The second and third sessions will be dedicated to Brazilian public and private research institutes to present their capabilities, innovation models, opportunities and challenges.

During the fourth session, subscribed foreign research institutes will present themselves to the Brazilian audience and their proposals for collaboration.


The event is a non-for-profit activity proposed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.


Along with the program, partner institutions will have the chance to expose their offers in an exhibition lounge.
Please contact: Ádiler Carolina Vilkas

For single participation:

CATEGORY until 28/09 until 8/11 At the venue
Non-members participants R$ 1.000,00 R$ 1.125,00 R$ 1.250,00
Participants members of Supporting Institutions R$ 800,00
R$ 900,00 R$ 1.000,00
Scholars and pos-graduated students (master or PhD levels) R$ 500,00 R$ 500,00 R$ 625,00


Deadline for special discount: September 28, 2012.

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