4th BCCC Innovation, Science & Technology Forum | Fintech, AI & Digital Health
The BCCC is proud to announce the 4th Brazil-Canada Innovation, Science, and Technology Forum, focused on Fintech, AI & Digital Health, to take place in Toronto on January 31st, 2019
Brazil and Canada are witnessing a new moment in research and development (R&D) partnerships, shared technological innovations, and researcher exchanges. The Joint Committee for cooperation on science, innovation and technology (IST) has reinforced the potential for further collaboration in innovation-intensive sectors and both industry and academia., with recent Joint Conmittee meeting in Brasilia this past June. Both countries have mutual interest in developing strategic areas such as nanotechnology, energy clean technology, and smart farming, among others.
This year’s theme will focus on ongoing collaborations and future opportunities in IST between Brazil and Canada, focusing on the thriving startup culture. The Canadian innovation ecossystem is booming and has become a top destination for tech startups. At the same time, Brazil’s young population and talented workforce are technologically driven and increasingly interconnected.
In past forums, the BCCC had over 100 attendees, including the then Canadian Federal Minister of State for Science and Technology, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, as well as industry and academic representatives from Canada and Brazil. For the 2019 Forum, we anticipate a larger event with more opportunities for bilateral networking.
Ontario Investment & Trade Center
250 Yonge Street, 35th floor
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Thursday, January 31st
Registration and Networking
Paola Saad, President of Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Marcelo Sarkis, Chair of BCCC IST Committee and Founder of Prima IP
Ricardo Meirelles, Chair of BCCC Healthcare Committee
The Innovation Ecosystem & Opportunites in Brazil
Lessons Learned in the Battle Field
Luncheon & Networking
Breakout Sessions: Sector-focused Round Tables
Ademar Seaabra da Cruz, Deputy Consul and Trade Commissioner at the Brazilian Consulate in Toronto
04:00 pm | End of Event