Professor Marcelo Fernandes Pacheco Dias held a postdoctoral position at the Science Policy Research Unit – SPRU of Sussex University in England. The postdoctoral position was held between August and December 2018. The supervisor was Professor Matiaz Ramirez, a researcher on SPRU/SUSSEX innovation processes. Professor Marcelo reports that during this period it was possible to advance the theoretical discussion and the results of the “Management of Technological Niches” project, whose main subject is the research carried out by Embrapa in the development of technologies for the production of native fruits of the South of Brazil.
Professor Marcelo also points out that Sussex University, especially SPRU, is a very dynamic environment of academic debate. Among the various opportunities for discussion, Professor Marcelo highlights the participation in the seminars promoted by Prof. Matias. In these opportunities, several cases of innovative management of technological niches in Latin America, mainly in Colombia, were discussed. He also highlights the participation in the annual meeting of “Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium – TIPC” led by Professor Johan Schot, director of SPRU. This is an international project involving researchers, governments, and society in the debate on global social and economic challenges with the purpose of creating new models for science, technology and innovation.
Prof. Elvis Silveira Martins is also doing a postdoctoral internship at University of Vale do Itajai, UNIVALI, in Santa Catarina with a CAPES scholarship and under the guidance of Prof. Carlos Ricardo Rossato, in the period between the second half of 2018 and the first half of 2019, conducting research in the strategy area.
For the second semester of 2019, the professor Vilmar Tôndolo will leave for a postdoctoral position and will intern at Fundação Getúlio Vargas de SP (EAESP FGV), for a period of one year, under the guidance of prof. Ely Laureano Paiva, as well as Rosana Tôndolo, who will hold a postdoctoral position at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS, under the guidance of prof. Amarolinda Saccol.