BCCC unveils innovation ecosystem trends

Category: Press-release

Toronto (November 29, 2022) – The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, is presenting the 7th BCCC Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Forum on December 1st in Toronto, Ontario. The event will share trends in the IST ecosystem in Brazil and Canada. The IST Forum will be held at 2:00 PM (333 Bay Adelaide Street, suite 4600), in Toronto. Access brazilcanchamber.org for more information.

Focusing on Canada International Innovation Program (CIIP), nanotechnology partnerships and the bilateral Startup sector, the event will bring successful cases, updates and discussions around IST in both countries. “The Forum will be the opportunity to show the intersection of innovation, science and technology with key areas that affect how we do business, nationally and internationally,” states Marcelo Sarkis, chair of the IST Committee at BCCC.

“Brazil and Canada can create even more synergy, collaborating to bring innovation to find solutions for global challenges. The Forum contributes to this dialogue, opening for discussion on how we can add value to the IST ecosystem. The two countries have multicultural and diverse environments, regional differences and innovative entrepreneurs that can significantly change our future”, emphasizes Raquel Boechat, co-chair of the IST Committee.

The IST Forum will count with the speakers Andrew Bauder (Industrial Technology Advisor at National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program, NRC-IRAP); Felipe Bellucci (Vice-Director of Applied Technologies at the Ministry of Science, Technologies at Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation of Brazil); Ingrid Polini (Founder and CEO at SafetyDocs Global); Leonardo Mourão Coelho de Souza (Deputy Consul General of Brazil in Toronto); Leonardo Simon (Professor at Waterloo University); Miryam Lazarte (Founder of LatAm Startups); Monica Alonso Cotta (Professor at UNICAMP – State University of Campinas); Margareth Santos Zanchetta (Vice-Chair Education Committee Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce), Richard Freund (CEO at Konker); Cora Soares Souza (Head of Startup International Markets & Partnerships); Daniela Carolina Eckert (Executive Manager at Tecnopuc); Raquel Boechat (BCCC IST Committee Co-Chair and Canada Starthub founder); Ted Hewitt (President at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Victor Fedeli (Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade for Ontario).

The Canadian International Innovation Program (CIIP) is a funding program that supports Canadian small or medium-sized enterprises to pursue international research and development (R&D) collaboration with a foreign partner, including our focus, Brazil, on projects that have the potential for commercialization.

The event is supported by BCCC’s sponsors KPMG, PrimaIP and MELLOHAWK Logistics. The Chamber is also sponsored by Vale, Export Development Canada (EDC), 4Mining Corp., Lunding Mining, Brookfield, Cescon Barrieu, BMA Advogados and Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX).

BCCC Innovation, Science and Technology (IST) Forum 

Date: December 1st, 2022

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM EST

Local: 333 Bay Street (Bay Adelaide Centre), suite 4600, Toronto

Additional information: brazilcanchamber.org


WRITTEN BY: Adriano Macedo


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