Building links to innovate

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By Hélio Lemes Costa Júnior

Some years ago, I visited a number of educational institutions, research and innovation funding in the province of British Columbia, Canada. For almost a month I was greeted and guided by people involved in technology transfer between universities and business and learned a lot about the practices of those who are doing very well with Innovation. Continuar lendo

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Open Innovation and Technological Singularity

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Hélio Lemes Costa Jr.

Technological singularity is the term used by Raymond Kurzweil to define the prediction that, in a few decades, men and technology will be integrated and inseparable, in a way that the presence of technological development will simply not be noticeable. Cybernetic organisms, the cyborgs, will be common and the technologies will no longer be used only to repair human physical disabilities, but to broaden their physical capacity and their senses, memory and reasoning. Continuar lendo

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Near Future Design: the perception of a “new possible” and a new role for Design

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What is the future? By Oriana Persico and Salvatore Iaconesi.

The future does not exist. It is a performance to which we all take part in, establishing a global conversation, making decisions and embracing directions. Each time we do this, we push our perception of “what is possible” a little further beyond.
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SENAI and the Grand Prix of Innovation at the Open Innovation Week 2013

ed029_suiThe Unit of Technology and Innovation – UNITEC SENAI is responsible for managing the implementation of SENAI Institutes of Innovation (ISIs), and SENAI Institutes of Technology (ISTs), as part of the Support Program to Industry Competitiveness.
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INOVAPUCRS: understanding the innovation system of PUCRS

The establishment of the INOVAPUCRS Network – PUCRS innovation system – was the University’s best initiative in Innovation. Much more than a park, we built a system of agents that explore, positively, the Triple Helix (university, industry and government). Continuar lendo

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