The event “Matchmaking: showcases of green technologies”, held exclusively online, will take place from 22 to 28 June 2023. The event is promoted by the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) of Brazil, with the Ministry of Development, Industry, Trade and Services (MDIC) of Brazil, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Euroclima+ Program of the European Union, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Centre for Management and Strategic Studies (CGEE), Ação AL INVEST Verde DPI and the Royal Danish Embassy in Brazil.
The showcase presentations of green technologies are part of the actions to promote the business environment in green technologies: innovation, intellectual property and sustainability, within the scope of the project “Building a national and regional strategy for the development and adoption of sustainable technologies”, led by INPI Brazil and implemented by ECLAC with the support of the European Union through Euroclima+.
The matchmaking actions have taken place over the course of approximately four months. Initiated in March 2023, preparatory activities took place, culminating in public presentations (showcases) of the identified technologies and projects, in parallel with business rounds and closed bilateral matchmaking dialogues between the parties that demand and offer technologies, seeking to bring together and converge mutual interests.
The objective is to promote innovation in green technologies, connecting suppliers with demanders in Latin America and Europe and, in this way, contribute to promoting green technologies and solutions, mainly those that reduce the climate impact, in these regions. The concept is to bring together science and technology institutions, such as universities and research and development centers, incubators and companies to promote the matchmaking of commercial partnerships and/or the development of joint technological projects in the field of green technologies, with focus on renewable energy, green hydrogen, sustainable agriculture and waste management.
The event is mainly aimed at providers and demanders of green technologies in Europe and Latin America (especially Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay). For technology providers, it will be an opportunity to disseminate information about their products/technologies to a selected technical and targeted audience, as well as network and receive feedback from potential clients. Those who need technology will also be able to learn about technological advances in their area of expertise and potentially find solutions to their challenges.
There will be simultaneous translation into Portuguese, English and Spanish.