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Brazil’s Silicon Valley Hosts Seminars on Technology and Innovation

Brazil technology seminar Discussing new and sustainable forms of economic development will be one of the main objectives of the 19th National Seminar of Technology Parks and Business Incubators to be hosted by Brazil. The event will take place this year together with infoDev's 3rd Global Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, a World Bank initiative.

The meeting, to be held October 26-30 in Florianópolis, capital of the southern state of Santa Catarina, will underscore the importance of research and development for the creation of wealth in the world, in addition to showing how countries can avail themselves of these values in a context of financial recovery.

An initiative of the National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Undertakings (Anprotec – Associação Nacional de Entidades Promotoras de Empreendimentos Inovadores) and the Brazilian Service for the Support of Small and Micro-Enterprises (Sebrae – Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio as Micro e Pequenas Empresas) with support from Brazil's Ministry of Science and Technology, the encounter will bring together internationally renowned professionals, such as William F. Miller, co-director of Stanford University's Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program, and former Provost at Stanford in the U.S.

For Guilherme Ary Plonski, Anprotec's president, it will be an opportunity to evaluate the impact of the crisis on worldwide innovative entrepreneurship, and show how innovation and entrepreneurship are structural axes for development. 

Data show that innovation is helping to combat the effects of the crisis in Brazil.  According to a FIESP (São Paulo State Industry Federation) study, for example, public investment in this type of activity at companies is projected to reach 1.7 billion Brazilian reais (US$ 990,000) this year.

Anprotec advisor Jose Eduardo Fiates believes this panorama shows that mechanisms such as incubators and technology parks constitute essential sources for the generation of wealth. 

According to an Anprotec survey, companies created in this setting annually generate close to 2 billion reais (US$ 1.2 billion) in billing, with 400 million reais (US$ 233 million) returned in the form of taxes.

The scenario for the two events is one of the 10 most dynamic cities in the world, according to Newsweek magazine. Florianópolis has gained notoriety as it simultaneously brings together technology, industry and tourism. These characteristics have given the capital of Santa Catarina a well deserved reputation as the "Brazilian Silicon Valley."

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  • Bo

    They call me Bo
    but BobÀƒ£o is my real name, because thatÀ¢€™s how I feel. You see, my wife left me for another man, my daughter statys away from me because of prior molestation, I am not welcome in Brazil, and I donÀ¢€™t want to go back to Indiana.

    I donˢ۪t know what to do. May be a large enough toilet bowl would welcome me in. Life sucks, I suck.

    Bo

  • Bo

    To the imposter here
    Whoever you are, give me f..cking break.. Get yourself a proper ID and show your face !

    You Texan, USA_Male, Double-Dot, ch.c., Joao you can all go to H_LL, brainless creatures !

  • Bo

    [quote]but by no means this effort should be a reason for your sarcasm …. [/quote]

    give me a fuckin’ break….

    and btw, the “Bo” that responded in the 2nd post was an imposter.

  • Texan

    USA_Male
    Good point !

    And in addition to that, I’d like point out that Brazil going high tech is not a threat nor reason for sarcasm.

    Many of the inventions we have here in America and we take for granted were not invented by Americans but by other nations! Our inventions contribute a lot to the planet too. Anyone who is willing to learn can achieve something, don’t underestimate anyone here and let’s them develop their technology and contribute to science, medicine, etc.

  • USA_Male

    it’s getting there
    Okay, first of all, Bush was not a bad president but he screwed up too. Who’s fault is that? Our on fault. Solution? Let’s move on and make sure the dems and obama don’t screw things up further. Okay..the issue, Brazil and it’s tech center, I checked it myself with other European and American tech nerds and came to conclusion that the Brazilians are making significant progress. It has a long way to go, but the point is..what they are doing is working and has the potential to surprise us all in a short way. They are comming and make no mistake, they are getting help from foreigners ( mainly europeans who are fed up with their country and scared for higher taxes for their unsustainable welfare system) who are willing to stay there what will boost it’s industry faster. While we here in the US are nervous about our future (dollar, economic growth, etc), Brazil is looking forward and rising, slowly, but it’s rising.

  • Texan

    Bo
    [quote]Look at yourself in the mirror, our ex-president was a Texan and he was the most arrogant person in the history of humankind.. [/quote]

    Words of a wise man… You take the work of one person to judge an entire state.. Grow up !

    If you can’t criticize a person or a nation coherently, and turns to sarcasm, that’s because there is something wrong with your brain !!!!

    If you can’t contribute to this website with constructive criticism (due to a lack of oxygen in your brain) then you shouldn’t be here at all.. you should be in a stand-up comedy show…

  • Bo

    Texans are no fun, they suck
    [quote]Arrogant people like you got us all into this recession.. [/quote]

    Look at yourself in the mirror, our ex-president was a Texan and he was the most arrogant person in the history of humankind..

  • Texan

    Bo
    [quote]I thought that was on the beaches of Rio…….ohhhh, that’s silicone! [/quote]
    [quote]Brazil’s silicon valley…..[/quote]

    Not quite there yet, still a long way to go, I believe.. but by no means this effort should be a reason for your sarcasm ….

    Arrogant people like you got us all into this recession..

  • Bo

    Brazil’s Silicon Valley?
    I thought that was on the beaches of Rio…….ohhhh, that’s silicone! 😛

    Brazil’s silicon valley…… 😉 😉 😉 😉

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