The Anprotec International Mission takes place from September 15 to 27, and is scheduled to visit French innovation environments and the IASP World Conference, which has as its theme the “4th Industrial Revolution: Innovation Areas and Science Parks as the key to a transition of success".
France has more than 60 innovation environments and a strong dedication to the autonomous vehicle, smart city, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, sports technology, robotics, beauty, health and fitness technology markets. In the AI area alone, the country has 335 startups.
On the first day of the Mission, the Brazilian delegation attended, in the morning, a seminar on the French innovation ecosystem, organized by the Embassy of Brazil, with talks by Pedro Saldanha, Minister Counselor, Pedro Fontoura, Head of the Science, Technology, Energy and Environment Sector and Juliana Guiguet, from the Trade Promotion Sector of the Brazilian Embassy in Paris. On the French side, Joaquim Nassar, head of the Department of International Cooperation Programs at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Cyrille Langendorff, Director of Credit Cooperatif. In the afternoon, attendees visited Make Sente, an organization that works on the impact business theme, which in 7 years has supported over 3200 projects on the theme, with over 200 organizations involved.
The second day began with a visit to Erganeo, a French investment company specialized in disruptive innovations with a strong social impact on biotechnology, big data, artificial intelligence and energy. Following the agenda, the participants went to NUMA, an institution that works with training in the theme of digital transformation, focusing on large companies, accelerators and incubators. Over 300 companies have passed by, most of those that make up the CAC - 40, the largest French companies, and hundreds of startups.