Workshop Creating Local Prosperity through World-class Science Based Business Development

The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP, and the Institute for Applied Economic Research, IPEA, invite to the

Workshop Creating Local Prosperity through World-class Science  Based Business Development

June 16th, 2016 – 8h30 to 16h30   
FAPESP – Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo

The workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing regional government (states and municipalities) which want to create policies to foster science based businesses that address local challenges while creating sustainable business models based on impacting the world market.

Register your interest in attending the event – www.fapesp.br/eventos/wbd/interest





Opening Session


Local Innovation for a global economy
AnnaLee Saxenian, Dean of the School of Information from University of California, Berkeley PDF


Coffee Break


Session 1 - Mission oriented public R&D: international experience and success cases

Fernanda De Negri, Director for Production and Innovation Studies, Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) PDF

Cesar Gon, CEO of CI&T Software S.A. PDF

Nicholas Vonortas, Professor of the George Washington University PDF


Lunch (restaurants around FAPESP)


Session 2 - Local innovation in Brazilian and US experience

Carlos Américo Pacheco, Professor of the  University of Campinas (UNICAMP) PDF

Sergio Queiroz, Professor of the University of Campinas (Unicamp) and member of the Adjunt Panel for Research and Innovation at FAPESP PDF

Guilherme Ary Plonski, Professor of the University of São Paulo (USP) and member of the Adjunt Panel - Director Planning for Science, Technology and Innovation for the State of São Paulo at FAPESP PDF

William B. Bonvillian, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Washington, DC, office PDF


Closing remarks



Event free of charge / Limited registration
Official language: English (simultaneous translations will not be provided)

Information: FAPESP (11) 3838-4394 / rbs@fapesp.br 

Parking suggestion: Pio Park – Rua Pio XI, 1320 | Tonimar – Rua Jorge Americano, 89