Ten days of intensive meetings with more than 35 events, matchmakings, seminars, and connections with the mainly objective, to create and maintain long term partnerships. The second week of the Innovation Weeks was highlighted by the presence of several sustainability events such as Green Cities Brazil, Food Waste Prevention organized by SEPA (Swedish Environmental Protection Agency), Biogas by Business Sweden among other events. And, also important, the participation of Brazil on the Sweden´s Innovation Days organized by Vinnova and other Swedish partners.
Green Cities of Brazil
As part of the Sweden-Brazil 2020 Innovation Weeks, the Swedish Embassy in Brazil promoted, in partnership with the Swedish Waste Association (Avfall Sverige) and Sanepar (Sewage Treatment Company of Paraná), the Green Cities of Brazil biogas webinar. Held in two sessions, the event promoted seminars and presentations focusing on experiences, good practices, legislation, challenges and innovations in the biogas production chain in Sweden as well as in Brazil. The webinar also counted with the presence of Linköping University, Paraná State University, CIBiogás, CTRPetrolina and Scania, all addressing the possibilities of using biogas in different areas.
The seminar discussed the reuse of organic material and potential benefits for Brazil with a focus on circular economy, minimizing the waste by closing the organic cycle. Besides being one of the world’s three largest food producers, Brazil is also among the leaders in another uncomfortable ranking: food waste. The country where millions still are starving is among the 10 nations that throw the most food in the garbage, with an average of 30% of everything produced in the field ending up in landfills and dumps. Solving this problem, however, is not an easy task, but countries like Sweden, which recycles 99% of its waste, show that some paths can be adopted. The speakers panel represented several well-known institutions as the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), the Federal District’s Urban Cleaning Service (SLU), as well as the University of Borås from Sweden
Sweden´s Innovation Days
Sweden Innovation Days brought Artificial Intelligence experts, innovation hubs, academia, public sector, startups and corporates from around the world for a global conference and matchday event. Organized by Vinnova, Ignite Sweden, AI Sweden – Sweden’s national AI center, the Swedish Energy Agency and SISP (Swedish Incubators & Science Parks), the event focused on AI, innovation and collaboration. Over 3,500 participants from 78 different countries participated and each day focused on varying aspects of AI, innovation and collaboration.
If you want to watch the first day of Sweden Innovation Days go on YouTube! The film is divided into 11 chapters and you will be able to go directly to the talk of your interest. Watch the opening of the event by Mr Ibrahim Baylan, Sweden’s Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, the country’s national strategy, the “AI for Industry” and “Transforming healthcare” sessions, and much more!
From Brazil, Silvo Meira was invited to speak about AI. He is the founder of The Digital Strategy Company and professor at Recife Center for Advanced Studies and Systems- Cesar as well as at the São Leopoldo Technological Park – Tecnosinos.
For more updates about the Sweden Brazil cooperation follow the Sweden Brazil Innovation Initiative funded by Vinnova. You can find SBII in several different platforms: