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Innovation and new technologies for the forest sector - Demoday of Forest Insight UFV 2019

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DemoDay Forest Insight UFV 2019 presents new ideas and innovative products, capable to solve, optimize or reduce the challenges and operational costs of forestry companies. 

In this last frinda (2), tecnoPARQ UFV was the host for the DemoDay Forest Insight UFV 2019, part of the program SIF Startuo Connection. The event had as an objective to present new ideasand products capable to solve, optimize or reduce the challenges and operational costs of forest companies. In the occasion, brazilian startups had the opportunity to present pitches to big companies and investorsfrom the forestry sector

During the week, 9 startups selected from 31 subscriptions participated on our acceleration program with consultancies from IEBT/Centev. Mario Ladeira, Director of Innovation of the company Klabin and President of the Administration Office from SIF, believes that the partnership with tecnoPARQ was a great opportunity to improve the knowledge about entrepreneurship: “To have such a place it’s a privilege of little universities. Its an environment where we can gather new people, new ideas and the market”.

In the ending of the event, 3 startups won the competition: Quiron in third place, StartGEO in second place and Canopy in first place. Other participant startups were: Syntecs, Nanocel, DIF, XDensity, GeoTree and NS Eisele. 

In every edition of the program, bonds have been straightened between entrepreneurs and investors. “15 years ago, we had a problem and were seeking people to solve them. Nowadays, we can seek these environments as problems fixers. This is directive connected with the maturity of the professionals that are being capacitated in such ways at the universities. They are leaving the university as entrepreneurs, facilitating connections” said Mario Ladeira.