The government seeks to attract new investors in the international innovation and technology event – News

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Mato Grosso (Seciteci), Mauricio Munhos, participated throughout the week in the summit of southern brazil, One of the largest innovation and technology events in the world, with the aim of strengthening the relationship with representatives of the region and attracting new investors to Mato Grosso. The meeting, which ends on Friday (05.06), will be held at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IE University), in Cais Mauá, in Porto Alegre (RS).

“They are pure networks. There are three days of relationship with representatives from all over the world. We are talking about one of the largest scientific, innovative and technological networks in the world, and Porto Alegre was not chosen by chance to host this whirlwind of innovation. Here [Porto Alegre] There are more than 15 internationally recognized technology parks that align with global concepts of exploration, connectivity and business acceleration. They are connected to the world, simply gather in a room and connect to the network. This means adapting to new global trends,” notes Mauricio Munhos.

The proposal of the state government is to discover a new relationship profile for its application in actions involving the Mato Grosso Technology Park. Far from a conglomerate of companies and institutions, the concept of the enterprise is to promote dialogue between various actors and their demands at a global level. Among the park’s proposals are attracting technology-related companies, vocational training, and prospecting for innovation stimuli.

The technology park was officially launched in 2018, and the work order for its construction in 2020 was signed by Governor Mauro Mendes. The work, estimated at R$8.7 million, is located in the Chapeau do Sul district, in Varzia Grande, on a total area of ​​16 hectares.

According to Mauricio Munhos, an agenda will be set in the presence of the Director of Innovative Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), Marcos Ruggiero Pinto, for the next few days in Cuiaba, when new horizons for technology will be identified. Park will be discussed.

“There is symbolism and an expectation from many to complete the park, but we need to ‘get out of the box.’ The absence of physical space cannot hamper or limit human ability to relate and adapt. The technology park needs the concept of large malls, stock exchange, in short, needs The concept aims to transcend the limits of the physical structure,” Monhus emphasizes.

Other topics, such as the implementation of fabrication spaces in public technical schools (ETEs), the relaunch of the Centelha project developed in partnership with the Mato Grosso Research Support Foundation (Fapemat) and the possibilities of government acquisitions facilitated by the legal framework for science and technology (S&T) will also be discussed during Agenda with MCTI Director.

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South Summit has been recognized as a global platform for innovation and networking between key players in the international ecosystem, startups, companies and investors to drive results and business. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, South Summit Brasil is the first South American edition to be held outside of Europe.

The Brazilian edition expects to gather, by the end of the event on Friday, more than a thousand start-ups and 500 speakers and visitors from more than 70 countries, all immersed in the search for innovative ideas and funding agents for new projects.

Currently, with more than a thousand start-ups, Rio Grande do Sul is one of the pioneers in the transition to the digital economy in South America. The first Brazilian unicorn also left from Porto Alegre, and was sold to Santander Bank in 2014. Unicórnio is a startup with an estimated market price of over $1 billion. Some examples of Brazilian unicorn companies include Loggi, Nubank, 99, TFG and PagSeguro.

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