The Brazilian System of Innovation in Biotechnology: a Preliminary Study

  • Renato Marques FINEP- Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos
  • Cesar Gonçalves Neto Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Abstract

In order to prepare a preliminary analysis of the Brazilian National Innovation System in Biotechnology (NISB), we conducted several interviews and used e-mail questionnaires with different kinds of actors in the system, i.e. university teachers, financing agents, businessmen, etc. The study suggests that Brazil has a few important strong points, like the scientific tradition in biotechnology, the financing to basic research and the strength of the agricultural sector in the last decade. But there is still a long way to go; sector regulation, the start up companies financing and the cultural aspect of business aversion by researchers seem to be the main obstacles for the country to become a significant player in this sector

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Author Biographies

Renato Marques, FINEP- Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos
BSc in Biology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ- Brazil), MSc. in Biology and MBA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ- Brazil)
Cesar Gonçalves Neto, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ- Brazil), MSc. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University (USA) and PhD in Business Administration from Manchester University (England), Professor Gonçalves Neto main interests are in the areas of Technological Innovation and Technology Management . He teaches at the COPPEAD Institute of Business Administration of UFRJ, is Co-Editor for the Latin American Business Review and an ad-hoc consultant to CNPq, CAPES and several academic journals. He was Dean of the COPPEAD Institute, Administrative Director of the National Association of Post-Graduate Programs in Business Administration of Brazil, Editor-in-chief for the Revista de Administração Contemporânea - RAC (Contemporary Administration Review), and a member of the Graduate and Research Council (CEPG) of UFRJ.
Published
2007-03-15
How to Cite
Marques, R., & Gonçalves Neto, C. (2007). The Brazilian System of Innovation in Biotechnology: a Preliminary Study. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 2(1), 55-63. Retrieved from https://www.jotmi.org/index.php/GT/article/view/art35
Section
Research Articles