On January 29, the annual kick-off meeting for Team Sweden Brazil was held at the Swedish Embassy in Brasília. The participating members of Team Sweden were the Swedish Embassy, the General Consulates of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the Office of Science and Innovation, Business Sweden, SwedCham and the Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Center (CISB) took part throughout the day.
The kick-off meeting aimed to discuss the events of 2018 and, most importantly, to jointly plan the actions for 2019. On the agenda, discussion on projects in the areas of innovation, corporate social responsibility (CSR), transparency, sustainability and gender equality took place.
One of the main topics was the annual Sweden-Brazil Innovation Weeks (IW). The Innovation Weeks are activities organized by Team Sweden Brazil and coordinated by the Embassy of Sweden in Brasília. During this period several innovation related events take place during two weeks in different cities in Brazil on many horizontal issues as well as key sectoral themes such as aeronautics, sustainable cities, forestry, mining etc. It was proposed by the partners that the IW2019 take place in the latter half of September to not occur at the same time as the Brazilian Innovation week in Stockholm in October.
Learn more about the Innovation Weeks in Brazil here.