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Date: November 13th, 2012


Recently, the Brazilian federal government launched the Programa de Investimento em Logística – PIL (Program for Investment in Logistics), which expects the implementation of 133 billion Brazilian reais (approximately US$66 billion) on highways and railways. The program investment in airoports and ports will also happen and will be announced shortly. The goal of the program is to increase the scale of public and private investments in transport and promote the integration of highways, railways, ports and airports, reducing the costs and increasing the transport capacity, besides promoting efficiency and increasing the country’s competitiveness.

The companies in such sector have been embarking in advances, such as the intensive use of information technology to increase the operational efficiency and productivity, as well as management efforts to integrate the various stages of circulation (traffic centrals or centers for operational controls, for example). There are also initiatives in the road sector for the development of new types of vehicles and fleet profiles aiming for flexibility and sustainability, besides the growing practice of collaborative transportation with the sharing of capacity for load circuit from different companies.
Even with the improvements there are many challenges in the area of transport, such as achieving a safer traffic in cities and highways and increase the security in the transportation of dangerous goods and in the general supply chains, just to name a few.

There are experiences in other countries that face or have faced similar problems and, therefore, have been improving the generation of industry solutions – Sweden being a nation with reference initiatives in the area.

Given this scenario, the Open Innovation Center – Brazil, together with the Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Center (CISB), in partnership with the Lindholmen Science Park (LSP) in Sweden, will hold a workshop to discuss the subject in a broad, frank and collaborative manner with various organizations.

The goal of the arena is to promote an environment composed of stakeholders from industry, academy and public sector, as well as generate cooperation projects that go across boundaries in terms of skills, organizations and between countries.


Executives of Brazilian and multinational companies interested in the subject.
Government representatives.
Representatives from local and foreign universities.
Participants must be fluent in Portuguese or English. Simultaneous translation will be offered in both languages.


The event will take place from 9 AM to 6 PM, at the Transamerica Hotel in São Paulo, as part of the Open Innovation Seminar. There will be room for up to 150 people.

The program is divided into four main sections.

In the first session, a representative from the Brazilian government will present the Program for Investment in Logistics and will be available for discussion with participants.

The second session will be dedicated to the presentation by specialists and researchers of the main projects of Brazilian academia in the areas of transportation, planning, logistics and safety, as well as talking about the impact of the National Plan on Logistics in the field of innovation and the demand for collaboration.

After lunch, the third session will count on the participation of the Lindholmen Science Park, which will present two case studies of collaborative projects in the area of transport: Safer and Closer.

The last part will be dedicated to the discussion and presentation of Brazilian and multinational companies. The purpose of the discussion is to build a common understanding regarding the opportunity for innovation and collaboration, not only between local partners, but also with the participation of international actors.


This event is proposed by CISB and the Lindholmen Science Park in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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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