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The GFCC brings international leaders to discuss innovation and university-industry opportunities in Brazil in March

The GFCC partnered with its member, the Brazilian National Confederation of Industries (CNI), to bring a delegation of international C-suite leaders to the 9th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit, on March 9 and 10, in São Paulo.


Representatives from the corporate sector, universities, and government entities from the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Qatar, Portugal, Peru, South Africa, and Zimbabwe will participate in discussions about innovation, entrepreneurship, future skills, and frontier technologies in the occasion.


The Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit happens every two years hosted by CNI and Sebrae (the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Services). It is the main event of its type in Latin America.


On its 9th edition, the Summit will reflect on the pathways to create a sustainable economy, with education and innovation as transformation engines in an in-person gathering for 1000 people (only per invitation).

Exclusive workshop

On March 11, the GFCC hosts the workshop Industry-University Partnerships for Impact as part of the University and Research Leadership Forum initiative.


The workshop was possible through a partnership between GFCC, CNI, and the Entrepreneurial Mobilization for Innovation (MEI), a movement intended to stimulate innovation strategies in Brazilian companies.


Since 2016, the University Forum has been a platform to advance cooperation between industry and universities, foster entrepreneurship and new models for engagement with local communities.


During the workshop, leaders will review lessons learned in previous meetings and discuss the design of future relationships between universities and industry for extended collaboration and impact.


That is the first time the GFCC convenes an in-person gathering since COVID-19 broke out in 2020, and it will be an excellent opportunity for members to interact and network with peers.

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