GIST Symposium:"Brazil's Innovation System: Challenges and Prospects"

Time 13:00-16:10, Wednesday, 10th April, 2013
Place GRIPS Meeting Room 1A&1B (1F, GRIPS)
Sponsorship GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program (GIST)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Preregistration required)


Brazil, the nation with the 5th largest land mass and population in the world and with abundant resources, has been gathering worldwide attention as a member of BRICS where the high economic growth rate is expected. In this symposium, we will deepen the understanding of Brazil's innovation system from the viewpoints of Brazilian economy, rural/urban development and the role of universities and discuss its challenges and prospects based on Asian countries' catch-up experiences.


Master of Ceremony: Atsushi Sunami, Associate Professor, GIST, GRIPS

Time Sessions
Opening Remarks
Speech Session
The Overviews of Brazil’s Innovation System and its Challenges
"Remarks on the history of Brazilian economy with particular attention to the industrial policies during the 20th century"
Prof. Alexandre Cunha (Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BRAZIL) Slides (0.1MB)
"Regional and urban development in Brazil: major trends and opportunities"
Prof. Bernardo Campolina (Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BRAZIL)Slides (0.9MB)
"The underestimated role of universities for the Brazilian system of innovation"
Prof. Eduardo Albuquerque (Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, BRAZIL)Slides (0.9MB)

Break (10min.)

Panel Discussion:
Brazil's Catch-up and Implications of the Experience of Asian Countries
Prof. Keun Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
Prof. Patarapong Intarakumnerd (GRIPS, Thailand)
Prof. Atsushi Sunami (GRIPS, Japan)
Prof. Jun Suzuki (GRIPS, Japan)
Prof. Alexandre Mendes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Prof. Bernardo Campolina (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Prof. Eduardo Albuquerque (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Kazuhito Oyamada, Professional Staff, GIST, GRIPS


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