Programs and Instruments for Promoting Innovation with Technology-Based Companies in Brazil

Authors

  • Diogo Bezerra Borges Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI)
  • Paula Meyer Soares University of Brasilia (UnB)
  • Marcelo Santana Silva Instituto Federal da Bahia - IFBA

Keywords:

innovation ecosystems, technological entrepreneurship, economic grant, public policies to foster innovation.

Abstract

The need to stimulate technological entrepreneurship has been one of the biggest challenges faced in Science, Technology and Innovation Policies in Brazil. Therefore, the present research sought to carry out a comparative study of different programs and instruments to foster innovation for smaller companies coordinated by the Federal Government and operated through its Autarchies, Public Companies and Social Organizations. The following programs were used as research objects: (1) STARTUP BRAZIL; (2) STARTUP-INDUSTRY CONNECTION; (3) EMBRAPII – SEBRAE PROGRAM; (4) FINEP STARTUP; (5) STARTUP – INDUSTRY CONNECTION 4.0; (6) CONECTA STARTUP BRAZIL. We sought to investigate the following aspects: (1) proposed objectives; (2) profiles of targeted companies; (3) promotion frequency; (4) available financial resources; (5) fostering technological cooperation with STIs, and (6) mobilization of actors from innovation ecosystem. The research’s results demonstrated that there were upgrades in strategies to foster innovation. New programs started to establish new rules with the purpose of stimulating and/or conditioning partnerships’ formation among companies and institutions present in the innovation ecosystem.

Author Biographies

Diogo Bezerra Borges, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI)

Master in Business Administration from the State University of Santa Catarina. Science and Technology Analyst and assigned to the Secretariat of Policies of the Department of Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI)

Paula Meyer Soares, University of Brasilia (UnB)

Master and Doctorate in Business Economics from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Professor at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and the Master in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer - PROFNIT.

Marcelo Santana Silva, Instituto Federal da Bahia - IFBA

Post-Doctorate by the Graduate Program in Industrial Engineering at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA). Master and Doctorate in Energy and Environment (UFBA). Professor of the Master in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer - PROFNIT and the doctorate in Industrial Engemhara (UFBA).

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Published

2021-08-30

How to Cite

Bezerra Borges, D., Meyer Soares, P. ., & Santana Silva, M. (2021). Programs and Instruments for Promoting Innovation with Technology-Based Companies in Brazil. Journal of Technology Management &Amp; Innovation, 16(2), 28–40. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/3606

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Research Articles