In order to contribute to the advancement and improvement of the available instruments, to leverage Brazilian investment in innovation and to promote good practices and learning in the use of instruments for fostering innovation, Anpei instituted, in 2013, the Innovation Thematic Funding Committee.
To promote a networking environment and mobilization around the issue, the Committee has the task to map, interpret and disseminate the best corporate and institutional practices related to the use and adequacy of funding instruments in Brazil directed to stimulate innovation.
• Discuss experiences in the use of direct instruments to stimulate innovation, indirect instruments, venture capital, grant mechanisms, specific legislation (energy, O&G, telecommunications, and so on) and government procurement.
• Present experiences according to the product development cycle and the current funding instruments.
• Identify if there is adequacy of instruments according to the level of maturity of the market, sector and size of the organizations.
• Suggest a reflection on the use of these instruments under the perspective of risk inherent in innovation.
Luis Cláudio Silva Frade
Head of the Social Responsibility and Projects with the Society Department and advisor to the Superintendence of Communication and Institutional Relations at Eletrobras. He is the company’s representative in the Project and Policy Committee of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (GSEP) – Group of 14 largest electricity companies in the world since May 2010. Frade has presided the Administrative Council of Acre`s Center of Excellence in Electrical Power (ECCAS) since November 2012. He has already been director of Anpei (May 2008 to May 2012), member of Finep`s Advisory Council and also of the Management Committee of Energy`s Sectorial Fund of the Ministry of Science and Technology.