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A unique opportunity to connect to major innovation hubs worldwide

 

Connecting Brazilian companies to major innovation hubs worlwide

Brazil's National Confederation of Industry (CNI) has been collaborating with many institutions in countries such as the U.S., Sweden, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, China, India and Finland to run the Immersions in Innovation Ecosystems program. Our main goal is to keep our business leaders strongly connected to major innovation hubs worldwide, facilitate cooperation in R&D, entrepreneurship and education, and promote innovative business. The program is part of an overarching entrepreneurial mobilization that brings together the largest companies operating in Brazil - around 300 of them, represented by their CEOs or board members. For more information about this forum, kindly watch the following video.

Would you like to host a delegation or send executives to Brazil? Get in touch with our team!

UPCOMING EDITIONS

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CHINA | POSTPONED

CNI's Innovation Board has been following closely the rapid advance of coronavirus in China and other countries.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure - and considering the need to ensure the safety of our delegation -, the mission scheduled to take place between March 30 and April 3 has been postponed. As soon as the situation is under control, a new date will be announced.

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BRAZIL | MAY - POSTPONED

CNI's Innovation Board has been following closely the rapid advance of coronavirus.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure - and considering the need to ensure the safety of our delegation -, the mission scheduled for May 6-8 has been postponed. As soon as the situation is under control, a new date will be announced.

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FINLAND | JUNE - POSTPONED

CNI's Innovation Board has been following closely the rapid advance of coronavirus.

Therefore, as a precautionary measure - and considering the need to ensure the safety of our delegation -, the mission scheduled for June 1-5 has been postponed. As soon as the situation is under control, a new date will be announced.

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JAPAN | September 30-October 2

The agenda will be released soon. Pre-register now! Applicants will have their profiles analyzed by our technical team and will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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INDIA | October 2020

The agenda will be released soon. Pre-register now! Applicants will have their profiles analyzed by our technical team and will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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U.S. | September 2020

The agenda will be released soon. Pre-register now! Applicants will have their profiles analyzed by our technical team and will receive a confirmation e-mail.

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BRAZIL | November 2020

The agenda will be released soon. Pre-register now! Applicants will have their profiles analyzed by our technical team and will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Why should you take part in immersions?

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To keep abreast of tech trends

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To identify RD&I partnerships

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To join high-level networks

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To prospect for business opportunities

The program got over

90%

approval on all evaluated criteria

Over

400

people have taken part in the program already

+100

innovation centers visited abroad

+50

innovation centers visited in Brazil


19
editions held


10
partner countries


INVESTIMENT

Investimento

US$ 4.200,00*

*exchange rate according to the date of issue of the payment slip

What is included*

Workshop

Participation in a conceptual alignment seminar

Visitas

Participation in technical visits and networking meetings

Caderno técnico

Digital brochure with a detailed agenda, profiles of participants and hosts

Tradução

Access to presentations made during immersions (shared digitally at the end of each edition)

traslado

Ground transportation

Laboratório de inovação

Simultaneous translation available

Alimentação

Digital certificate of participation

Certificado

Support for visa applications, if necessary

Suporte técnico

Technical support during the trip

*Airfare, accommodations and meals not included 


Program outline


Immersions are divided into two phases:

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Conceptual alignment seminar

Lectures, debates and case studies presented by renowned professionals, such as business leaders from major universities and representatives of consulting companies with global operations, RD&I centers and think tanks and government officials.

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Technical visits

Technical visits to RD&I centers, investment funds, accelerators, universities, public innovation agencies, usually including meetings with representatives of tech transfer offices. Apart from learning about the innovation strategies adopted by the hosts, participants are instructed on how they can collaborate with the visited institutions.


Customized Editions


Have you ever thought about taking part in an immersion program specifically focused on the interests of your organization? We organize customized editions for closed groups.

Qualcomm + Silicon Valley

In 2017, the company offered an immersion program in Silicon Valley to startups that had been granted the Innovation award.

Israel + Findes

At the request of the Federation of Industries of Espírito Santo (Findes), an immersion program was held in Israel in May 2019 for a select group of business leaders.

Army + Brazil

At the request of the Brazilian Army, a program was developed in Brazil in July 2019 with the aim of helping the Army find partners to address defense challenges.

CNI and Sebrae + Switzerland and Germany

In August 2019, the winners of the National Innovation Award held by CNI and Sebrae visited ecosystems in Switzerland and Germany.


Previous Editions


Check out the picture gallery of previous editions and the places we visited already.

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BE A HOST OF THE IMMERSIONS IN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS PROGRAM

 

The program was designed to bring our industry closer to innovation hubs inside and outside Brazil, to ensure the feasibility of collaborative RD&I projects and to facilitate technology deals.

We bring knowledge to the Brazilian entrepreneurial community on key topics for the competitiveness of industry by introducing institutions with competencies on topics defined as priorities, creating opportunities for both participants in the immersions program and for their hosts.

If your institution is an RD&I center, a startup, an accelerator, a university, an investment fund or a development agency, tell us a little more about your activities and about what can be offered to industry as an innovative solution.

Institutions approved in our records are entitled to receive delegations from the Immersions Program, build networks with decision-makers and do new business!

Click here to register your organization and wait for our contact.

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WHY SHOULD YOU RECEIVE A DELEGATION FROM THE IMMERSIONS PROGRAM?

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Networking with industry decision-makers

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New business generation

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Mapping out of demands and opportunities for projects with different companies

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Opportunity to present products being developed and to validate new ideas with potential customers


Contact

 

To learn more about upcoming programs or to plan a customized immersion for your company, kindly get in touch with our team:


Cândida Oliveira
Coordinator of the Immersions in Innovation Ecosystems Program
+55 61 3317-9433
candida.oliveira@ielcni.com.br


 


Rafael Monaco
Specialist in Industrial Development

+55 61 3317-9379
rafael.monaco@ielcni.com.br

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