Sai – Secretaria Executiva de Articulação Internacionais

State Government meets with Ministry of Science, Technology, and innovation to seek knowledge about tech parks

The State Government’s Executive Secretariat for International Affairs (SAI), Sapiens Parque and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MCTI) met for a two-day workshop to align investment attraction strategies and park management models technological and economic aspects of financial sustainability.

At the opening of the event, the secretary for Research and Scientific Training at MCTI, Marcelo Marcos Morales, highlighted the support actions of the Secretariat for Financial Structures and Projects (SEFIP).

Then, the secretary of SAI, Fernando Raupp, spoke about the importance of taking the theme of innovation in Santa Catarina to the MCTI and presented Sapiens Parque as a potential for attracting investment and growth in the sector. “Partnerships like this, in which we exchange information and get to know better business models, positively impact the State Government as we understand new possibilities for forming projects and attracting international investments.”

The president of the tech park, Daniel Leipnitz, highlighted the fact that the Santa Catarina’s inovation ecosystem has in its maturity a great asset to leverage the development of Sapiens Park.

Representing the MCTI, Carlos Marques and Edilson Pedro also participated in the workshop, which addressed the instruments encouraged for intensive economic production in RD&I; Sergio Luiz Gargioni, speaking on Project Finance in Technology Parks; and Hideraldo Almeida, with the case Biotic S/A.

Thematic meetings were also held between representatives of each specific area: Legal, Business Model and Financial Structure. In Brasília, another part of the Ministry’s team participated remotely. “Finally, the teams committed to scheduling another round of webinars and exchanges of experiences, and this helps a lot in the development of the project”, highlighted the executive director of Sapiens Parque, Daniella Abreu.