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The Innovation Cluster Partners with Feevale Techpark and Incubator from Feevale University in Brazil

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Ambassador Ana Lelia Beltrame, Consul General of Brazil in Toronto; Marcelo König Sarkis, President of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC); Michael Skinner, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster of Peterborough and the Kawarthas; Nina Garcia, Director of Business Development of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC); Daniela Carolina Eckert, Executive Manager, Feevale Techpark; Ted Hewitt, President, Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC); Ademar Seabra, Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Toronto

October 18th, 2017, Peterborough, ON – The Innovation Cluster – Peterborough and the Kawarthas and Feevale Techpark and Incubator from Feevale University, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is proud to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding. This partnership will promote the support and growth between both incubators based on technology innovation.

Based in Brazil, the Feevale Techpark is integrated into the structure of Feevale University and focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, contributing to local and regional development while promoting technology, business and entrepreneur advancement. Now, the Innovation Cluster is in an international partnership with the incubator, providing a closer connection between each of their clients.

“At Feevale Techpark we believe companies need to be born global, and we strongly encourage them to expand their markets and build strong relationships,” says Daniela Carolina Eckert, Executive Manager of Feevale Techpark. “This agreement contributes by creating opportunities for these connections to take place in both of our ecosystems.”

The partnership between The Innovation Cluster, under the leadership of Michael Skinner, and Feevale Techpark, located within Feevale University, allows both organizations to work together to create innovative ideas which will strengthen entrepreneurship and technology innovation globally. Clients within the Cluster will now have access to connections in marketing, products, services and more throughout Brazil.

As a business association with the objective of fostering stronger relations between Brazil and Canada, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) was instrumental in facilitating this partnership between the incubators.

“Joining together two strong influencers in the tech startup world will help foster successful entrepreneurship between Brazil and Canada, and create new innovations,” says Marcelo Sarkis, president of BCCC and resident of Peterborough, Ontario.

Through this partnership, the Innovation Cluster and Feevale Techpark will benefit through exchanging each other’s best practices, including introductions in networking groups and recruitment initiatives provided by local organizations, national, regional and local government agencies, research and developmental funding agencies, local universities, and more.

“Through this partnership, the Innovation Cluster and Feevale Techpark will be able to create new products and ideas crucial to the development of each incubator’s economic growth,” says Michael Skinner, President and CEO of the Innovation Cluster. “Connecting Peterborough entrepreneurs with a technology institution in Brazil will help drive future innovations.”

For more information, please contact:
Nina Garcia
Interim Director of Business Development

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