Fórum Brasil-Coreia - Flavio Wagner

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Fórum Brasil-Coreia - Flavio Wagner

  1. 1. 1º FÓRUM BRASIL COREIA DO SUL EM CIÊNCIA, TECNOLOGIA E INOVAÇÃO: Oportunidades e Impactos do Desenvolvimento da Indústria de Semicondutores no Brasil 1st BRAZIL-SOUTH KOREA FORUM ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: Opportunities and impacts for the development of semiconductor industry in Brazil
  2. 2. Research, Development and Innovation Centers in the Semiconductor Area in South Korea and Brazil University – Industry Cooperation for Fostering Innovation Prof. Flávio R. Wagner Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Institute of Informatics Director, Science & Technology Park
  3. 3. University – Industry cooperation for fostering innovation has been hindered in Brazil in the past by bottlenecks at both sides 1. The bottleneck at the industry side 2. The bottleneck at the University side 3. Bridging the gap Flávio R. Wagner
  4. 4. <ul><li>1. The bottleneck at the industry side </li></ul><ul><li>Although the Brazilian government has fostered innovation in industry through agencies, such as FINEP, and tax incentives, results are still modest </li></ul><ul><li>R&D activities in Brazil are still mostly developed at Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Few and notable exceptions: Petrobras, Embraer, Embrapa, IT industry, ... </li></ul><ul><li>In the area of semiconductors: </li></ul><ul><li>CEITEC, design house and foundry </li></ul><ul><li>CTI – Renato Archer Information Technology Center </li></ul><ul><li>Network of design houses </li></ul><ul><li>Joint R&D University – Industry projects => Big D , Small R </li></ul>Flávio R. Wagner
  5. 5. 2. The bottleneck at the University side R&D activities in Brazil are mostly developed at public Universities Few and notable exceptions: PUCs, some community and confessional Universities, such as Unisinos Some Brazilian universities have achieved a level of international academic excellence, but technology development and innovation have not yet achieved high priority Strict regulations hinder technology development, innovation and cooperation with industry at public Universities Flávio R. Wagner
  6. 6. <ul><li>3. Bridging the gap </li></ul><ul><li>Federal government is promoting innovation in industry </li></ul><ul><li>fostering joint projects with Universities </li></ul><ul><li>granting special funds directly to innovative companies </li></ul><ul><li>giving tax incentives to companies that invest in R&D </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation, entrepreneurship and technology development are becoming more prominent at some main Universities </li></ul><ul><li>Incubators and technology parks have been created in the last 10 years, mostly associated with Universities, but these initiatives are still young </li></ul><ul><li>New Science, Technology and Innovation bill is being discussed at the national Parlament </li></ul><ul><li>... We are in the good direction, but there is still a way to go </li></ul>Flávio R. Wagner

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