Agreement will encourage innovation and RD&I projects in digital transformation and stimulate research on priority topics in the software sector

Sao Paulo, October 5, 2022 — ABES — Brazilian Association of Software Companies and Embrapii — Brazilian Industrial Research and Innovation Company, signed an agreement to encourage innovation and RD&I projects in digital transformation; Stimulate joint projects between companies and UEs (Embrapii units); Encouraging the EUs to deepen their research on priority topics in the software sector; Support and promote EMBRAPII Days and meetings with the objective of bringing the UEs closer to companies in the software sector. The strategic alliance, announced during the virtual event “Fostering and encouraging innovative companies”, available together with the other events of the association on the ABES channel on YouTube, it is another step for ABES to continue working to demonstrate the sector's needs with development agencies and carry out actions for the development of companies.

“The formalization of this strategic alliance came to strengthen the partnership and expand actions aimed at companies and startups that know that investing in innovation is crucial for competitiveness, as well as awakening those that have not yet woken up to this market reality”, highlights Paulo Milliet. Roque, President of ABES. According to him, the financial support for innovation carried out by organizations such as Embrapii represents an important stimulus to technological, scientific, economic and social development. In this scenario, it is very important that these mechanisms are improved and evolve along with the market and society. “We will be at Embrapii's side, stimulate dialogue, contribute to the evolution of Brazil as an innovative nation, as a digital and less unequal country, in addition to supporting the Embrapii ecosystem in the adoption and promotion of good corporate practices through Mobilization for Reduction of Inequality and the An Ethics Company initiative.”, emphasized Paulo. 

In the opinion of José Luis Gordon, president of Embrapii, the partnership with ABES is strategic, as it meets the innovation needs of software companies and benefits all other economic sectors. “Today, more than 900 projects we support involve new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, manufacturing 4.0, connectivity, among others. We are becoming a reference in the field of digital transformation. ABES brings together a series of companies that we can support, that play a strategic role for the development of Brazil, that employ a lot of people”, he explained.

Currently, Embrapii has 76 accredited units, which have state-of-the-art infrastructure, high technical capacity, experience with companies and excellence in innovation, and the goal is to increase this number. With the Embrapii on Demand Model, an instrument through which the agency started its activities and which is available to entrepreneurs of any sector and companies of any size, without the need for a public notice or call, Embrapii allocates resources through the economic subsidy instrument, without bureaucracy and with release of resources in around 30 days. It also has a partnership with Sebrae; the Basic Funding Alliance, which allocates resources to pre-competitive research and development (R&D) projects (TRLs 2 to 6) with a focus on new technological routes in the area of Digital Technologies; and the Digital Technologies and Innovation Network and the Bioeconomy Innovation Network, which aim to integrate Embrapiis Units that present synergies in an ecosystem to exchange knowledge and carry out projects together with companies. More information on the website of Embrapii. 

About ABES

ABES (Brazilian Association of Software Companies) aims to contribute to the construction of a more digital and less unequal Brazil, in which information technology plays a fundamental role in the democratization of knowledge and the creation of new opportunities for all. In this sense, it aims to ensure a business environment conducive to innovation, ethical, dynamic, sustainable and globally competitive, always in line with its mission to connect, guide, protect and develop the Brazilian information technology market.

Created to strengthen startups, the ABES Internship Program works by generating synergy between investment funds, incubators and accelerators and helping businesses to overcome the difficulties present in the market, making available the more than 35 years of ABES experience in the legal areas. , regulatory, tax and marketing. The initiative makes available all the services offered by the entities to their members, such as legal-tax duty, advisors, guides, complete compliance infrastructure, LGPD diagnosis, market data, and discussion groups on relevant topics in the sector, such as AI, cybersecurity , LGPD, tax, among others. ABES Startup Internship Program details are available on this link and there are no costs or fees to participate. 

Currently, ABES represents approximately 2 thousand companies, which total about 85% of the revenue of the software and services segment in Brazil, distributed in 24 Brazilian states and in the Federal District, responsible for the generation of more than 210 thousand direct jobs and an annual revenue of the order of R$ 80 billion in 2020. 

Access the ABES Portal or speak to the Relationship Center: +55 (11) 2161-2833. 


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