Opportunies for Brazil in Sustainability
José Antonio de Souza Rossato Junior
President, COPLANA Cooperativa Agroindustrial
Graduated in Agronomy from Paulista State University (UNESP) – Jaboticabal Campus (2006), professional experience with DuPont – Pioneer Seeds (2006/2007) and postgraduate degree in Agronomy (Agricultural Entomology). He concluded his Masters in 2009 and PhD in 2012. He has international research experience through an undergraduate internship with USDA at the University of California, Davis (2005), sandwich doctorate at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2011/2012) and Postdoctorate (Capes Scholarship) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2013/2014). He is an academic Professor and Researcher in agricultural entomology (undergraduate and graduate program – Master of Business Administration in sugarcane production) at “Dr.Francisco Maeda” College (Fafram) and Visiting Professor at UNESP, Sao Paulo State University – Master in Administration Program (Corporate Governance for cooperatives). He is currently the president of Coplana Cooperativa Agroindustrial, a non-profit organization made up of sugarcane growers, rotating sugarcane crops such as peanuts and soybeans, and other smaller-scale crops. The cooperative is a pioneer in the reverse logistics of pesticide packaging, has environmental reforestation and integration projects with local communities and has a consolidated Cooperative Education program for the training of members and collaborators.
Circularity and Sustainability : Luxembourg Case
Ministère de l’Économie, Luxembourg
The Embassy of Luxembourg in Brazil will be present through its Economic and commercial attaché, Mr Felipe Diniz, who will lecture on the Luxembourg government’s strategy of becoming a country based on circular economy and sustainability.
Connections for Innovation
Ana Carolina Machado Arroio
Coordinator of Innovation and Management, EMBRAPII
Ana Arroio is the Coordinator of Innovation and Management at EMBRAPII, the Brazilian Enterprise for Industry and Innovation Research. She was manager of Innovation and Development at the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro – FIRJAN, from 2003 to 2014. She holds a doctorate in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex (2000) and carried out her post-doctoral studies at Oxford and Princeton Universities, as a Global Leaders Fellow (2009 – 2010), where she worked on research related to innovation, international cooperation and governance. Research results were presented at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, discussed with the World Bank’s ST&I Program Coordinator and with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research, Innovation and Science. She is a Senior Research associate at the Economics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Aldo Roberto Ometto
EESC – USP
Aldo Roberto Ometto is currently a professor at the University of São Paulo, a researcher at the Millennium Factory Institute (Instituto Fábrica de Milênio) and the Advanced Manufacturing Center (Núcleo de Fabricação Avançada). He is a graduate in Production Engineering – Chemistry from the Federal University of São Carlos (1997), Master in Environmental Engineering Sciences from the University of São Paulo (2000) and PhD in Hydraulic and Sanitation Engineering from the University of São Paulo (2005). He Has experience in Product Lifecycle Engineering, acting on the following subjects: environmental suitability of companies, life cycle assessment, corporate environmental management, environmental impact assessment, ecodesign and cleaner production.
How the culture of innovation in healthcare is transforming biomedical engineering graduate education
Newton de Faria
Dr. Newton de Faria is Professor of Practice and Director of the Masters of Engineering Program at Cornell Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering. His current focus is on the education of future leaders and innovators that are passionate for improving the well-being of humans and with potential for learning and applying principles of business and engineering towards the identification of unmet needs and the creation of innovative technologies capable of addressing these needs.
Before Cornell, Dr. de Faria spent two decades at National Instruments Corporation fulfilling the mission of “equipping engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation, and discovery”. He has consulted with a broad range of industries, clinical, and academic institutions. He developed strong business acumen and insight into the healthcare industry technological trends and global market dynamics. He also acquired deep knowledge in the areas of software, hardware, design processes, quality management, and regulations throughout the total product life cycle of medical technologies. Dr. de Faria has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Universidade de Brasilia-Brazil, a master’s degree in electrical engineering also from the Universidade de Brasilia-Brazil, and a doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.
Ebert Seixas Hanna
President & Co-Founder, FastBio Ltda
BSc. in Pharmacy and Clinical Chemistry at the Londrina State University (1994). Master’s (2001) and PhD (2005) in Bacteriology and Imunology at University of São Paulo. Post Doctor fellow at the “Glycobiology and Immunochemistry Laboratory” of the Dept of Cellular and Molecular Biology (Biocel), with supervision/co-supervision of post-graduation students, and currently coordinates the discipline RBP-5776. He was awarded with grants from CNPq and FAPESP, and collaborated with projects granted by FINEP. Co-founder of the company Invent Biotechnology, a spin-out of Biocel post-graduating program of the University of Sao Paulo. Presently associated to the PNPD (Natiional Program of Post Doctorate) from the Biocel dept, with filed of work in Molecular Biology, emphasis in Microbiology, including cloning, expression and purification of recombinant proteins; antibody production; construction of attenuated Salmonella strains; production of vectored vaccines; construction and screening of cDNA libraries and genomics. Additional experience in Biomedical Diagnosis and Emergency Hospital Laboratories.
Cláudio Miguel Costa-Neto
FMRP – USP
Cláudio graduated in Biological Sciences from the Federal University of São Carlos in 1992. He completed his Doctorate in Biological Sciences (Molecular Biology) from the Paulista School of Medicine – Federal University of São Paulo in 1997 under the guidance of Prof. Antonio C. M. Paiva; which was performed on the Sandwich model at the University of Copenhagen – Denmark (1995-1996), working in the Molecular Pharmacology laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Thue W. Schwartz. He was a visiting researcher at the Collège de France, Paris, France, for 2 years (2010-2012). He is a reviewer for several international journals and funding agencies in Brazil and abroad. Has experience in Biochemical and Molecular Pharmacology, acting on the following subjects: Structure and Function of 7TM Receptors (GPCRs), Angiotensin II, Bradykinin, Intracellular Signaling, and New Drug Discovery and Development. He is an Associate Professor Level III (LD) and current Head of the Department of Biochemistry and Immunology at FMRP-USP. He’s also the Vice-Coordinator of the Research Support Center – Cisbi (Center for Integrated Systemic Biology), member of the Ribeirão Preto Technology Park Strategic Council, member of the Editorial Board of the PLOS One journals, Frontiers in Pharmacology – Experimental Pharmacology and Durg Discovery, Revision Editor of the journal Frontiers in Molecular and Structural Endocrinology.
Packaging recycling certificates to increase recycling rates
Tânia is a Marketing Innovation professional with 14 years of experience in consumer product goods at Diageo, SC Johnson, and Philip Morris. She has substantial experience in brand strategy, managing agencies, teams, and leading projects cross-functionally in dynamic environments and complex socio-geographical markets.
Sustainable Industrial Organization
Vice Rector, U.Porto
Helder Vasconcelos is Vice-Rector at Porto University, President of the Board of Directors at UPTEC, Professor of Economics at Faculdade de Economia do Porto, and Research Associate at the Center for Economics and Finance at UP. His research interests are in Competition Policy and Industrial Organization issues.
Entrepreneurship Manager, Fumsoft
Head of Entrepreneurship at Fumsoft, Isabella is specialist in Startups and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems development. Graduated in Communications at Federal University of Minas Gerais, she started her professional career in Marketing, worked with brand planning for big companies such as CEMIG, TIM and SENAC. Mentor at InovAtiva Brazil and jury member at Empreenda UniBH, Isabella is passionate for solving challenges through a human-centered approach.
Circularity and Sustainability : Natura
Senior Sustainability Manager, Natura S.A.
As at 2019, Natura Cosmeticos S.A is recognized as the 15th most sustainable company in the world in the Corporate Knights Global 100 ranking. The announcement was made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 22, 2019.They were the only Brazilian company in the sector to appear in the survey, which was conducted for the tenth consecutive time. The ranking analysed 7,500 companies, all of which generate more than $1 billion in annual revenue, from 21 countries and in different industries. The list, the Global 100, ranks large corporations across the globe on their performance reducing carbon and waste, their gender diversity among leadership, revenues derived from clean products, and overall sustainability. Keyvan Macedo is responsible for Natura’s Brand and Product Sustainability area, where he performs Environmental Impact analysis of products and processes, environmental issues of Climate Change, Waste, Water, Biodiversity, Energy and Supply Chains. Since 2010, he has been at the helm of the Natura Carbon Neutral program and has served as the company’s spokesperson for Climate Change, participating in international lectures and conferences. Has 20 years of experience working on R&D and Innovation projects, as well as 9 years of experience in the area of sustainability. Has a degree in Food Engineering (Mauá Institute of Technology) with specialization in Management and Strategic Business, Organizational Marketing (Unicamp) and Management for Low Carbon Economy (FGV).
Circularity and Sustainability : 3M Case
Paulo Roberto Gandolfi
Research & Development Director, 3M
Graduated in Materials Engineering from UFSCar, Master in Science and Materials Engineering also from UFSCar and Executive MBA, Major in Marketing, from ESPM Campinas. He started his professional career at Rhodia and transferred me to 3M in 1997 as a trainee. He has assumed progressively greater responsibilities over these 21 years up till 2018, spanning different areas and business units of the company, including 3 years at US headquarters. For the past 18 months, he has led the Latin American R&D area, except for Brazil and Mexico, and by the end of 2018 was promoted to the leadership of 3M do Brasil’s laboratory, the company’s largest in the region. He also serves as vice president of the 3M Institute’s Science and Technology pillar and is a member of the board of trustees of the American School of Campinas (Escola Americana de Campinas – EAC), representing 3M as one of the associated companies and founder of EAC.
Ecodesign: Eco calculator for environmentally friendly decisions
Ciro Yoshiyasse Seiji
Senior Designer, Robert Bosch GmbH Brasil
Ciro Yoshiyasse has been working as a Designer for over 30 years, initially he designed machines and tooling for forging, metal stamping, casting, plastic injecting process at companies in the segment of automotive, petroleum industry and white line appliances. He has graduated in process production technology (FATEC- SP) and has taken an extension course in entrepreneur management (at FGV). Nowadays he is mostly focusing on the design of automotive electrical motors at Robert Bosch, but prior to that, he was involved in innumerous projects of design in various segments, such as Bikes, gifts, advertising at subway stations among others. For the last 10 years, he has been concerned about the environment and this has led him towards many studies to reduce the environmental impact of the industrial activities and direct consume. These papers and presentations have been published in SAE, AEA and Sindipeças forums. His studies have taken the path to the Eco Calculator, which is a product that may help in the decision taking when in face of a purchase dilemma for direct consumers and at the industries to obtain the best choice with the lowest impact to the environment. The main objective is to have indicators that facilitate the calculation and guide to the best green decision.
Electro Mobility (E-mobility)
Adriano da Silva Carvalho
DEEC, FEUP, U.Porto
Adriano obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering in 1979 from the University of Porto and PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1989 from the same university. He currently is a Full Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC), Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), University of Porto, in the areas of Automation and Sustainable Energy, namely Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy, participating in the various levels of education, and conducting various curricular units. Since 2013 he has led the SYSTEC (Research Center for Systems and Technologies) Smart Energy research group. Its main research theme is the development of new engineering solutions in electric mobility, renewable energy and energy efficiency based on new approaches of control, computational intelligence and application of power electronics. He has coordinated several research projects in these fields, many of them in industrial cooperation, and participated in several European projects. He has published over 150 articles in international newspapers and conferences. He has mentored 19 PhD theses and more than 70 Master theses.
Implementing Circular Economy in Brazil: from theory to practice
Founder, Exchange 4 Change Brazil (E4CB)
Business strategist, visionary, passionate about mobilizing people and driving change. Beatriz has a demonstrated history of working with innovation and state of the art technologies leading organizations and individuals to think and act differently. 10-year work experience in the UK assisting companies of all sectors to implement sustainable solutions. In 2014 was a pioneer in bringing the circular discussion to the chemical sector in Brazil and in 2015, inspired by the european movement, she has launched Exchange4ChangeBrasil a specialized consultancy dedicated to influence the transition to the circular economy in Brazil. Beatriz has already participated at BIN@SP (2016) and BIN@Porto (2018) keen to learn and co-create solutions with international partners. As an independent body she has the flexibility to move along the entire value chain creating awareness, developing circular strategies for businesses and influencing systemic change. She has published the 1st circular economy book in Portuguese, is the founder of the largest education hub in Brazil which is now on its 3rd year with 24 ambassadores, is a representative member of the Brazilian ISO delegation and has recently launched a Circular Economy Hub that is gathering businesses from all parts of the value chain to work together on pioneering projects and materialize the circular benefits for our market.
Rosaldo José Fernandes Rossetti
DEI, FEUP, U.Porto
Rosaldo is an Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Engineering (Departamento de Engenharia Informática – DEI) at the University of Porto, and also a Senior Research Fellow at Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science (Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores – LIACC).
Taking into account that transport infrastructure lasts for decades, which means that the decisions that the local and national governments make today will have long-lasting impacts on urban development and form, as well as on climate. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) brings every kind of transport together into a single intuitive mobile app/service. It seamlessly combines transport options from different providers, handling everything from travel planning to payments. MaaS is environmentally sound alternative to private car ownership. It makes worries about route planning, parking, and car maintenance a thing of the past, helping people go places easier and more efficiently. One of the key goals of MaaS is to make cities more livable through reducing congestion and thus having a fresher, cleaner air, through improving transport efficiency in order to help residents and businesses thrive, and through encouraging urban transformation based on “from parking lots to parks” mentality.
Armando Luís Sousa Araújo
DEEC, FEUP, U.Porto
Armando Araújo obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 from the University of Porto. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, where he teaches curricular units in the areas of analog electronics, power electronics, automotive electronics and signal processing and acquisition electronics, under the Integrated Master in Engineering. Electrotechnical and Computers. His research area relates to modeling, simulation, design, sizing and control of electronic power systems for electrical mobility applications and interface between grid and renewable energy production systems. The research activity is carried out at SYSTEC (Research Center for Systems and Technologies).
Circular cities : construction 4.0: from biocement to buildings that breathe
Tatiana Faria de Araújo
Institutional Project Advisor at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development, BCSD-Brazil(Conselho Empresarial Brasileiro para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável – CEBDS) since 2016, coordinating projects in the following themes: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Cities, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Integrated Reporting, Sustainability Reporting and Leaders Council. Previously, she was Senior Consultant at Deloitte, where she coordinated an audit team on projects in management area (Safety, Environment and Health), ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. She also worked at Bureau Veritas in environmental auditing and environmental management system (ISO 14001:2004). Tatiana is biologist by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with Master’s Degree in Ecology at the same university.
Resource efficiency in the building sector: CDW management
Maria de Lurdes da Costa Lopes
DEC, FEUP, U.Porto
A PhD in Civil Engineering, Maria is a Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), University of Porto. Her works are mostly on Sustainable application of Recycled Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) in geosynthetic reinforced structures (RCD-VALOR). She is also a Board Member of the Cluster Smart Waste Portugal – Business Development Network, a non profit private Association, whose mission is to create a national platform, involving all players in the sector, promoting and valuing waste as an economic and social resource, creating conditions to the competitive acting across the value chain through a collaborative approach, promoting innovation, research, development and implementation solutions.
Digital Transformation in Waste Management
Fábio Ronaldo Tusset
Fábio Tusset holds a System Analist Degree from the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), and a Post Graduate degree in Internet/Intranet from Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC). He is Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer at Tekann Mobile Solutions and Co-Founder at startup MeuResíduo, an environmental control software outlined, created and managed by Tekann Mobile Solutions. Tekann Mobile Solutions is a specialized enterprise in software development, founded in 2004 and based in the technological park at the University of Santa Cruz do Sul (TECNOUNISC). Tekann is a company focused in corporative applications, with programmes running in over 20 countries. With the need of a client in 2014, Tekann Mobile Solutions decided to invest in a software for integrated environmental management, so MeuResíduo emerged.
MeuResíduo is an integrated platform (web & mobile) that offers residue management support, waste removal (with option of photographic registry), transport, routing organization, storage, mapping and geo-localization of the removal and final destination of the residues. It’s goal is to offer traceability and simplicity in the waste collection process.
Sustainability in attracting and retaining talent
Carlos Manuel Cardoso de Oliveira
DEI, FEUP, U.Porto
Carlos Oliveira is the director of communication and cooperation at FEUP – Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (since 2005). He is also active as a community manager at Porto Innovation District, and as an invited professor of the U.Porto multimedia master’s degree (since 1996). Carlos Oliveira has graduated from electrical engineering and has a master’s degree in telecommunications, both from FEUP. He has also been a researcher at INESC Porto and an entrepreneur in the multimedia sector.
Design for a Circular Future: Creating Positive Products and Regenerating Our Cities and Regions
Léa Gejer is an Architect and Urban Planner (University of Campinas, Brazil – 2007) and Master in Urban Environmental Management (University of Wageningen, the Netherlands – 2011), specialized in the management of natural and local resources, circular design applied to the built environment, sustainable buildings and urban and regional strategic planning. Léa has worked as an architect and consultant in strategic planning and sustainable buildings in Brazil and the Netherlands. In 2013, she founded Flock, which, in 2014, became an official representative of EPEA GmbH in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since then, she has been working towards the implementation of Cradle to Cradle and Circular Economy. Moreover, at Flock, she has worked with circular design, Cradle to Cradle and environ-mental management applied to architecture, industrial products and integrated urban and regional planning. Léa is also co-founder and collaborator at Ideia Circular, an online space dedicated to the discussion and dissemination of Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle in Portuguese. Along with this, she has been giving workshops, lectures and courses that approach circular design and Cradle to Cradle in its diverse scales, from products to architecture and cities. In 2019, she received the “highly commended” award from The Circulars 2019 jury for the Leadership category, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Global Forum of Young Leaders.
Environmental sustainability and sustainable innovations
Henrique Petersen Paiva
Head of Government Affairs and Sustainability, Siemens
Henrique Paiva is Director of Government Relations (professional associations, federal, state and local governments); Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship, and Communication of Siemens Ltd. Henrique is responsible for Green Business Development (New Business Models, Green and Renewable Technology), Reports (Dow Jones Sustainability Index, GRI – annual report, Exam Guide, Ethos Indicators), and was Siemens project and activities director during the Rio +20 Conference. He holds a master’s degree in Strategy and Sustainability from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and a postgraduate degree in Energy Management and Energy Efficiency from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is currently a member of the Brazilian Center for International Relations, the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Development, and the Brazilian Climate Change Forum, among others.
Energy Extraction and Storage
Fernando Hajel Berteli
CEO, NewSun Energy Brazil S.A.
Fernando is a a graduate in production engineering from the Federal University of Itajubá UNIFEI – Minas Gerais. He was Executive Chairman of Consustec Tecnologias, A Sustainable Technologies Research, Development and Innovation Company, focused on Renewable Energy and Harvesting. He co-founded the The Ductor Automation Green Tech,A Startup of Artificial Intelligence and IoT applied to the manufacturing industry. Ductor AGT is a company focused on the development of innovative and disruptive solutions of Sustainable Engineering automation . Currently, He’s the CEO of NewSun Energy Brazil S.A., a company with over 4 years of experience in the energy efficiency sector, that is revolutionizing the renewable energy market by democratizing access to clean, renewable energy through shared generation, direct to the final consumer.
Building more Humane and Sustainable Futures
Barão Di Sarno
Designer, Founding Partner, Questtonó
He is a founding partner of Questtonó, an innovation and design agency with more than 180 awards won, where he works on projects focused on building more humane and sustainable futures. Multidisciplinary, Di Sarno develops projects as a designer, musician, set designer and activist.He is vice-president of The City Needs You Institute, a collective that aims to improve life in cities through the activation of public spaces and development of temporary urban furniture. This activity evolved from the movement The Potato Needs You, permanent occupation of the Largo da Batata area in São Paulo city. Di Sarno is also a member of Coletivo Leve, a group that develops temporary architecture projects and acts as an active agent in the São Paulo carnival developing props and paper marches for street blocks in São Paulo.
Design for Happiness
CEO & Partner, EVERYTHINK, Portugal.
Júlio Martins is co-founder and CEO of EVERYTHINK, a creative agency founded in 2008. They use creative design methods focused on problem solving, generating ideas and concepts, coming up with products and services with impact on the society. As a team of strategists, designers, engineers and other specialists, they benefit from a multisectoral experience and multidisciplinary expertise, winning several international awards. Alongside services for major companies, he also helps several start-ups to develop their own products and strategies. Aamong other projects, he is co-founder of AVA, an innovative brand of musical instruments. His interests are creativity, design, engineering, music, transports and people and his projects and companies are the reflection of his own life.
Sustainable Design Thinking
CEO & Founder, RedBandana
Karen founded the Red Bandana Design and Communication agency in her room in Rio de Janeiro, when was 22 years old. She has run it ever since, as General and Creative Director. Her clients include, L’Oréal Paris, Sofitel, Diageo, Pernod Ricard, Ellus, Kenneth Cole, La Prairie, Merck, Log-In Intermodal Logistics, Instituto Beleza Natural, Instituto Rio Moda and Pupila Material Ótico.
From 1996 until present, She has also been a Professor of Design and Advertising at Universities such as Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Rio de Janeiro and Is Professor responsible for Design Thinking course at ECDD – Infnet RJ.
Smart and Sustainable Agriculture
CEO, Wisecrop, Portugal
Tiago Sá is the founder and CEO of Wisecrop, one of more than 180 companies installed at UPTEC – University of Porto Science and Technology Park. The entrepreneur was born in Santa Maria da Feira and studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of U. Porto, where he was also a teacher. In 2013, Tiago Sá founded Wisecrop, which develops systems to increase farmer productivity by providing real-time data and remote management. The startup has won several awards over the past few years and has unveiled the highlight of the most varied national and international media. This year, Tiago was selected to the Forbes 30Under30 List, a list of 30 best european talents aged 30 and under, which distinguished the Portuguese in the category of social entrepreneurs.
Innovation in Agriculture : São Martinho Case
Walter Maccheroni Júnior
Innovation Manager, Grupo São Martinho
Walter Maccheroni Júnior is a biologist graduated from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1988 with a postgraduate degree in biochemistry (master’s degree), molecular genetics (doctorate), phytopathology (postdoctoral, INRA, France) and biotechnology (ESALQ, USP). and with over 20 years of experience in research and development of products and processes related to the human health and agriculture sector. He began his professional career in the academic field and for some years researched problems in Brazil and abroad related to biotechnology applied to human health. From 1996 he transferred to the Department of Genetics of the Luiz de Queiroz Higher School of Agriculture (ESALQ- USP) and led research related to citrus, eucalyptus, soybean, cocoa and banana crops, among others. During his stay at ESALQ, he participated in the signing of co-development projects with private sector companies (Suzano Pulp and Paper, Fundecitrus, Admiral Cacau). In 2002, he was the first senior researcher hired by the biotechnology company Alellyx Applied Genomics, becoming the lead researcher who discovered the Citrus Sudden Death-associated Virus (CSDaV), a virus which may be responsible for the death of millions of orange trees. He is currently responsible for managing the Canavialis S.A. Biotechnology Laboratory, a structure that supports the sugarcane genetic improvement program and the biofactory that produces sugarcane seedlings. Among the laboratory’s achievements are the development of a genetic identification system for sugarcane varieties, diagnostic methods for Ratoon Stunting Disease – RSD in sugarcane and the development of new technologies for the production of healthy sugarcane seedlings.
A change of paradigm in crop protection – Biospecific, non-toxic and biodegradable pesticides
Entogenex Europe, Portugal
Born in Portugal’s coastal city of Lisbon, Joao Transmontano acquired a degree in Pharmacy at the University of Lisbon and at the ETH Zurich he received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology. Shortly after, he embarked on a job in Basel that fused technical knowledge and managerial skills. It was the beginning of his international career that led him through Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Working in various projects and for different organizations, (e.g. DLR in Cologne, Mepha in Basel, Vifor Pharma in St Gallen and later on in California USA) across continents gave him the opportunity to develop leadership and interpersonal skills. One of the projects that Transmontano was involved in inspired him to establish his own firm – Biolotus Biotech based out of Rio de Janeiro. Biolotus Biotech is a pharmaceutical company specializing in research, development, registration, manufacture, promotion, distribution and worldwide commercialization of pharmaceutical products of biotechnology origin, medical devices and cosmetic products. In 2016, during the Zika outbreak, Brazil was running out of time to find an effective solution to curb the virus as the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics was nearing. On another continent of the world, Angola was threatened by Yellow Fever. The common problem that these two distinct countries had were the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are the transmitters of Yellow Fever, Zika, Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria, among others. The rate of mosquito reproduction is extremely high. In 60 days, one female mosquito can generate 92 million other female mosquitoes. In the long-lasting battle against mosquitoes, a product was developed that starves mosquito larvae to death before they reach the adult stage. Inspired by the outstanding results that the product demonstrated, Joao Transmontano established a partnership which led to the creation of Entogenex Europe in Portalegre-Portugal and brought a booster shot to the mosquito fight by bringing the innovative product MOUSTICIDE™ to countries, where mosquito-borne diseases pose a threat to the national health. Entogenex Europe is committed to provide an effective, holistic approach to eradicate the problem at the source.
Additionally, Joao is leading Entogenex Europe into applying a similar technology to the one used to create MOUSTICIDE™. This may cause a change of paradigm in the agricultural sector as Entogenex Europe aims to develop biospecific, non-toxic and biodegradable crop pesticides.
Agência USP de Inovação – AUSPIN
Fabio is a graduate in Social Communication with a postgraduate degree in business administration. He has experience in finance and innovation, and has been working at the Ribeirão Preto hub of the University of São Paulo Innovation Agency (AUSPIN) for five years, conducting intellectual property protection orientation activities, guiding agreements aimed at collaborative agreements and technology transfer, as well as spreading the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at the USP Ribeirão Preto campus.
PUC – Rio
Ricardo Yogui is member of Innovation Agency of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (AGI/PUC-Rio). Yogui is also member of Anpei – The National Association for Research and Development of Innovative Companies – and Open Innovation BR community. His main focus is to promote open innovation initiatives that allow interactions between industry and academia in order to promote innovations with social impacts. Yogui is associate professor in the Industrial Engineering Department of PUC-Rio and guest professor of Innovation Management in Brazilian Business School such as IAG/PUC-Rio, FDC and Ibmec. He is the author of Innovation Framework – open model, adopted by organizations in different sectors in order to develop their strategic innovation plan. Ricardo Yogui is also a guest editor of “International Journal of World Review of Science & Technology for Sustainable Development Brazil/Sweden – edition 2018”. As researcher, Yogui worked on Plataforma iTec, an open innovation plataform developed by Anpei and MCTIC – Brazilian Ministry of Science Technology, Innovation and Communications. Before a sabbatical period, between 1994-2009, Yogui served global/local organizations as business operation head for South America region. In that period, he helped to introduce emerging technologies in the local market such as CAD/CAM, Printer 3D and 3D Laser Scanning, combined with new business models and new product licensing agreements.
Guilherme Silva Raucci
Business Development & Sustainability, Agrosmart S. A.
Guilherme believes that digital agriculture can make value chains more innovative, transparent and sustainable. In Agrosmart, he is helping farmers and businesses to use digital agriculture to produce food more efficiently and generate greater positive impact on their value chains. Agronomist by ESALQ/USP, Master of Science from CENA/USP and invited professor of Innovation at FGV. He started his career at DeltaCO2, a Startup created to investigate the relationship between agriculture and climate change. In 2014, he joined the Applied Sustainability team of the Espaço ECO/BASF Foundation, where he worked with large agribusiness and food companies to understand their socio-environmental impacts and generate new business opportunities.
Regional Innovation Ecosystem
Investe São Paulo
Franklin Ribeiro is the Head Startup Ecosystem and former Investment Manager at InvesteSP – Paulista Investment Promotion and Competitiveness Agency – (Agência Paulista de Promoção de Investimentos e Competitividade).He holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis on finance from FECAP, a specialist in business administration from FGV and public administration from UFSJ, and a degree in computer engineering from USP.
Pedro Jaime Moreira Coelho
Pedro Coelho is the head of Research & Innovation Support Unit at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). He holds a Degree in Business/Managerial Economics from the Universidade Lusíada do Porto. He is one of the collaborators of the FEUP Cooperation Division, who bridges the gap between students, researchers and companies, making technology transfer to the business fabric increasingly simple and effective. He is general coordinator of the BIN@™ network and one of the mentors, and he has overseen its organization for the past ten years. His expertise and contributions over the years have been crucial to the success of the network.