Alsones Balestrin visits the Serra Gaúcha innovation ecosystem on Mondays and Tuesdays, in addition to participating in Mercopar
The Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul, Alsones Balestrin, will visit the regional innovation ecosystem for the southern region of the state on Monday and Tuesday October 17 and 18. On this occasion, the owner of the portfolio will carry out the agendas in Bento Gonçalves and Caxias do Sul, visit companies, technology parks and city halls and talk about projects implemented with resources from the state treasury.
Rio Grande do Sul, in mid-September, won the second title as the most innovative country in Brazil, according to a survey conducted by the Center for Public Leadership (CLP), in partnership with Tendências Consultoria. The result, according to Ballesterin, is the result of several systematic programs and actions that put the country on the global innovation map. “From Summit South to our ecosystem of startups, technology parks, showcase projects and entrepreneurs, everything helps us get these strong numbers. Rio Grande do Sul has invested heavily in innovation, and the results are showing,” he says.
The Progress in Innovation Program has already provided R$112.3 million in resources to promote innovation, science and technology projects in Rio Grande do Sul between 2021 and 2022. In the Serra Gacha region, nearly R$4 million has already been allocated, mainly in order to Bringing together the so-called “four blades of the snail”: the university, public power, corporations, and organized civil society. During the official agenda, Minister Blisterine will visit some of these projects.
* 9 am – Visit Meber Company in Bento Gonçalves
10:45 AM – Visit the IFRS Bento Gonçalves campus to learn about the innovation environment, with the participation of UERGS
15:00 – President Carlos Sim’s visit to the Association of Rural Producers in Campos de Sima da Serra (Abruchima). This agenda is linked to the Premium Products Program, from SICT, where the entity was awarded the Expointer’s Distinguished Meat Seal (being the first to be awarded the Meat Seal)
4 pm – Meeting with resident TecnoUCS companies on innovation scenarios in RS and meeting with UCS Rector about the Alliance for Innovation at Serra Gaúcha Academies
7 pm – Dinner at Famiglia Veadrigo
11 am – Visit to the City Hall of Caxias do Sul, with a reception by the Vice Mayor, Paola Joris, and Secretary Alfio Gianni to visit the SDETE business room
1:15 pm – Opening of Mercobar in Caxias do Sul
4 pm – MERCOPAR – INOVA RS Serra Gaúcha . office meeting
Location: Space Inspiration (Tulipa Environment)
6:30 pm – Mercopar – Sebrae X Stage – Panel discussion: The Scenario of Innovation in Republika Srpska, with Secretary Alsones Balestrin and Daniel Ely
Source: Communications Office
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