Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies in Brazil

Robert D. Atkinson December 18, 2012
December 18, 2012

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Inter-American Dialogue, Prospectiva Consulting, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, and the Insper Institute of Education and Research are hosting a roundtable discussion on Brazil’s new policies for science, technology, and innovation. The discussion will take place at the Dialogue (1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 510) in Washington, DC on December 18th from 8:30 to 10:45 am.

Research and innovation are taking on an increasingly important role in Brazil’s economic plans. Brazil has been lagging behind other key emerging markets in these areas, but President Dilma Rousseff has recently embarked on an ambitious effort to bolster science and technology in the country as part of a broader effort to improve productivity. Some of the questions that this session will address include: Is Brazil today investing enough in S & T, and how well directed and managed is that investment? How much can innovation contribute to productivity and growth? What else is needed to create a more robust pattern of growth in Brazil?

Our featured guests will include Ronaldo Mota Sardenberg, who served as Brazil’s minister of science and technology and ambassador to the United Nations; Naércio Menezes, who coordinates the Center for Public Policies at the Insper Institute; Robert Atkinson, the president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; and Otaviano Canuto, vice president of the World Bank and head of its Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM).

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