Experiências de Apoio à Inovação Tecnológica Setorial


  • Newton Müller Pereira Universidade Estadual de Campinas
  • Simone Pallone de Figueiredo Universidade Estadual de Campinas


Since 1999, Brazil has made use of an important instrument to support Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) which is the sector-specific funds policy that currently supports twelve sectors of the economy. Experiences that consider investment of federal research funds have been employed since the 1980´s. The Fifth Generation Project, in Japan, the Alvey Program, in the United Kingdom, and the Small Business Innovation Research Program, in the United States, are some examples found abroad. In Brazil, before the Sector Funds policy has been created the Program of Scientific and Technological Support, dedicated to improving the development of high priority sectors. This article deals with some of these important programs, showing that such experiences did not happen without a theoretical basis, since the sector-specific funds already been diffused through the economic literature, which has Nelson and Winter (1982), Dosi (1982) and Pavitt (1984) as precursory.


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Author Biographies

Newton Müller Pereira, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Professor e pesquisador do Departamento de Política Científica e Tecnológica do Instituto de Geociências, da Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Simone Pallone de Figueiredo, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Pesquisadora do Laboratório de Estudos Avançados em Jornalismo da Universidade Estadual de Campinas




How to Cite

Pereira, N. M., & de Figueiredo, S. P. (2006). Experiências de Apoio à Inovação Tecnológica Setorial. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 1(3), 74–80. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art12



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