Between August 12 and 14, 2019, the first edition of the Innovation Summit Brazil under the theme ” Creative, Connected and Competitive Innovation Ecosystems” will take place.

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August 12th (Monday)

Parallel activities of the Associations that are part of RNAII

9a.m. to 6p.m.

VIII Fortec 2019 Meeting

9a.m. to 6p.m.


Panel 1: The future of innovation environments
In this panel will be presented and discussed the world trends in the creation and development of innovative enterprises (and startups). What is the market direction? What are the great novelties (and opportunities)? What are the new actors and models and how do they interact and contribute to already consolidated movements?

11a.m. – Panel 2: The new startups generation agenda and the opportunities for innovation environments
In a world in constant change, in which globalization, the digital economy, competitiveness, the need to preserve the planet, the reduction of social inequalities, are topics that are increasingly present in the agendas of organizations, we need to know where to go and what opportunities present themselves for innovation environments. In this panel, we will discuss some themes that have proven to be strategic for these environments.

Panel 3: Sustainability of Innovation Environments – new models and sources of resources
The sustainability of incubators, accelerators, technology parks and other similar environments have always been issues of great concern. In an economic scenario in which public funding is increasingly scarce, we need to identify other revenue-generating alternatives that enable these environments to carry out their activities. Thus, this panel will present some creative and innovative examples of sources of resources.

Panel 4: National and International Network of Innovation EnvironmentS
Innovation has been undergoing several transformations in recent years. Before, it occurred inside the laboratories. More recently, it started to be treated inside the cities, the experimentation laboratories and the living labs, for example. Then, innovation began to emerge in these physical ecosystems, existing within the territories. And the trend is that innovation occurs through relationships in cyberspace. This requires a large network in which people can – connected – exchange ideas, co-create and generate new products, services and businesses. And this cyberspace, this network, is the platform that will make this connection between the actors. Thus, in this panel will be announced the network of national and international connection of innovation agents.

2p.m. to 6p.m.

VC ABVCAP Conference

2p.m.     Welcome
2:15p.m.  Keynote Opening
2:45p.m.  How the capital injection has developed the business environment in the Brazilian venture capital
4p.m.     All paths to the IPO
4:45p.m.  Venture Capital in Brazil in Figures
5:15p.m.  Fireside chat
6p.m.     Closing

2p.m. to 6p.m.

Forum Angels of Brazil

2p.m. to 6p.m.

ANPEI – Meeting of the Intellectual Property Management Committee: Contracts, Patents and INPI

The IP Committee seeks to share the main challenges for the formulation and maintenance of technology transfer contracts and patents, as well as is constantly striving to maintain the relationship with the National Institute of Industrial Property – INPI, in Portuguese. The discussions are enriching and count on the participation of public and private institutions. Recent proceedings of the meeting have been: the new structure of the INPI, the 1st Edition of the Industrial Design Manual, the General Law of Data Protection, the contractual relationship with startups, etc.

2p.m. to 6p.m.

ANPEI – Innovation Management Committee Meeting: Effective Methods and Best Practices

Through the exchange of experiences, the Innovation Management Committee promotes discussions on the innovation culture and its importance for the generation of products and solutions. The objective of the meeting is to explore the innovation environment and its actors, presenting the main strategic tools. Recent guidelines have been: open innovation, the General Data Protection Act, innovation in the regulated world, user experience (ux), radical innovation, etc.

August 13th (Tuesday)

9a.m. to 10:30a.m. Main Auditorium

Plenary Session 01: Ecosystems of innovation: creative, connected and competitive

This session will present international cases of success in articulating the various stekholders involved in an innovation ecosystem, with significant impacts on the economy, social development and the creation of a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Manoel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education in Portugal 
Prof. Peretz Lavie, President of Technion, Israel 

10:30 a.m. to 11a.m.

Coffee break

11a.m. to 12:30p.m. Main Auditorium

Plenary Session 02: Smart Investment: How investors can contribute to Brazilian unicorns

The phenomenon of startups is perceived today all over the world as one of the most relevant modalities to promote the rapprochement between universities and companies. In addition to the economic significance of the transformation of knowledge into employment and income, startups bring about a cultural change in academia. For their economic and social impacts to be broadened, these companies need to grow in a sustainable manner, which implies the existence of investment mechanisms that finance this growth, transforming them into scale-ups and, in some cases, so-called unicorns, with a market value of US$ 1 billion.

Tony Qiu, Gerente Geral da Didi América Latina e Presidente da 99 Taxi no Brasil

12:30p.m. to 2p.m.


2p.m. to 6p.m.

ABIPTI 2019 Workshop

Registration: August 12 and 13, 2019 (in the morning)

2:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
Composition of the Bureau – Authorities – to be defined

2:15 pm – Magna lecture – National Energy Planning Policy
Reive Barros dos Santos, Secretary of Energy Planning and Development at the MME (Ministry of Mines and Energy)

3:15 p.m. – Break / Coffee Break

3:30 p.m. – Round Table: Research, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Energy
Mediator: Luiz Fernando Vianna, President of ABIPTI / LACTEC
Reive Barros dos Santos, Secretary for Energy Planning and Development at the MME
Lucas de Souza Esmeraldino, Secretary for Sustainable Economic Development from the State of Santa Catarina.
Thiago Vasconcellos Barral Ferreira, President of the Energy Research Company (EPE, in Portuguese).
Rodrigo Lopes Sauaia, President of the Brazilian Association of Photovoltaic Solar Energy (ABSOLAR, in Portuguese).
Alexandre Siciliano Esposito, Sectorial Manager of Electric Energy at the The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES, in Portuguese)

6 p.m. – Closing – Brief word from the President of ABIPTI

2p.m. to 6p.m.

Forum Angels of Brazil

2p.m. to 6p.m.

VC ABVCAP Conference

The progress of the Brazilian entrepreneur from investors’ perspective

Between two worlds: Brazil’s positioning in the global impact investment scenario


August 14th (Wednesday)

9a.m. to 10:30a.m. Main Auditorium

Plenary Session 03: Indicators and return on investments in Science, Technology and Innovation

Both public and private investments in Science, Technology and Innovation should be assessed as to their impact and return to society. This session will address the importance of indicators to prove the role of technology transfer and entrepreneurship in countries’ GDP and different methodologies for this assessment.

Kevin Cullen, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Xavier Cirera, Economist, World Bank

Luiz Davidovich, President of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC, in portuguese) 

10:30a.m. to 11a.m.


11a.m. to 12:30p.m. Main Auditorium

Plenary Session 04: BRAZIL POST REFORMS – What about Competitiveness and Innovation?

The investments, both public and private, in S,T&I should be evaluated in terms of their impact and return to society. This session will address the importance of metrics to prove the role of technology transfer and entrepreneurship in the GDP of countries and different methodologies for this evaluation. 

Carlos Da Costa, Special Secretary for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness at the Ministry of the Economy

Evaldo Vilela, President of the National Council of State Foundations for Research Support (CONFAP, in portuguese)

12:30p.m. to 2p.m.


2p.m. to 5:30p.m.

Fórum Sebrae de Inovação

A versão 2019 do Fórum Sebrae de Inovação trará luz à temática do Innotation Summit: Ecossistemas de Inovação – criativos, conectados e competitivos. A proposta do evento é refletir com os principais atores do Ecossistema Nacional de Inovação os desafios para a promoção de um ambiente de inovação pulsante, que agregue os três adjetivos de maneira harmônica, no qual fique evidente quem são os atores que operam nessa agenda, quais seus papéis e quais as principais entregas de valor para o mercado.

Sob essa perspectiva, será construído um ambiente onde as principais instituições fomentadoras do empreendedorismo inovador no Brasil terão espaço para se posicionar e apresentar seus diferenciais.

A partir dessa dinâmica, ficará mais evidente aos pequenos negócios inovadores quais instituições poderão prestar o suporte adequado às suas necessidades, conforme seu grau de maturidade e competência tecnológica. Startups, médias e grandes empresas, governo, universidades, incubadoras, aceleradoras, centros tecnológicos, parques, sociedade, investidores, instituições de capacitação e fomento. Várias hélices reunidas para descortinar a integração e os caminhos que o sistema nacional de ciência, tecnologia e inovação podem trilhar.