Day 2: Brazilian Forum on Mission-Oriented Innovation
On October 31st, we held the second day of the 1st Mission-Driven Innovation Forum, organized by WTT and USP’s Innovation Agency.
The activities were attended by around 90 participants from public bodies, development agencies, academia, institutes, companies and social movements. In addition to the participants from civil society organizations present on the first day of the Forum, we also had representatives from institutions such as the Climate and Society Institute, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, SEBRAE, Global Compact, the National Confederation of Industry, The Nature Conservancy
FINEP, BID Lab, CNPq, Petrobras, Embrapii, among many others.
In the morning, the events focused on presentations about the current context of missions. Professor Caetano Penna, from Delft University, gave a presentation on the global perspective, while Maycon Stahelin, from Embrapii, addressed issues relating to the national scenario.
In the afternoon, the guests were divided into thematic tables on the Amazon, Industry, Energy Transition, Agriculture and Health for closer debates on experiences and expectations of the missions’ approach to these themes.
“The Forum was great, it exceeded our expectations. We were especially pleased with the broad participation of civil society and academia in the discussions. We hope that the event will be a watershed in the inclusion of these actors in the construction of the mission-driven innovation agenda in Brazil,” said André Wongtschowski, WTT’s innovation director.
Stay tuned to WTT’s networks to hear the echoes of this unique event, which is part of a broad and long process towards a new approach to innovation development in Brazil.
Photos: Sofia Colucci