Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Network of the Americas

International Workshop



UNICAMP’s Department of Science and Technology Policy in collaboration with the new São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), will sponsor a workshop on “Demand-side policies for innovation and public procurement for innovation” in Sao Paulo, Brazil on May 27-29, 2015.


This event with gather international experts to: i) define the multi-faceted nature of demand-side policies and their pervasive presence in systems of innovation; and ii) focus specifically on one such policy known as public procurement for innovation (PPI).


This two-day workshop is aimed at presenting the state of the art in the understanding of this very important aspect of innovation policy and at defining the next steps forward. It also purports to expose policy decision makers from the State of São Paulo and Brazil more generally to international good practice with public procurement for innovation (PPI) and its limitations.


The workshop is free of charge, but registration is required and the number of participants is limited.


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Date: May 27-29, 2015



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