The objective of the Association is to bring together a team of qualified researchers for its Think Tank, an initiative that aims to promote the generation of knowledge based on research and that contribute to the advancement of an agenda of public policies and innovation in Brazil

To contribute to the advancement of a public policy agenda for digital transformation and innovation in Brazil, the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) launches the second notice of the Fellowship Program of the THINK TANK– Center for Intelligence, Public Policy and Innovation, which began this year with the mission of bringing together a team of qualified researchers. O The program is conducted in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of São Paulo (IEA-USP), and researchers interested in participating can register until July 6th. The result will be announced on the 28th of July, and the start of activities is scheduled for the 1st of August.

The public notice aims to select doctoral students, postdoctoral students and other researchers with a complete doctorate linked to a teaching institution, national or foreign, with the objective of increasing the level of scientific and technological excellence in the areas of interest of the Center. To download the public notice and fill out the registration form, access the official site.

“Researchers will be invited to reflect on trends, study, debate and propose solutions for the country's main challenges, bearing in mind that new technologies are vectors of profound transformations”, he points out. Jamile Sabatini Marques, Director of Innovation and Development at ABES and responsible for the Think Tank. Altogether, they will Two candidates were selected for each of the topics listed below:

  • Research Theme I: Digital Identity
  • Research Topic II: Privacy and Data Protection
  • Research Topic III: Open Data
  • Research Theme IV: Cyber Security
  • Research Theme V: Legal and Tax Security
  • Research Theme VI: Tax Reform of the Technology Sector

ABES's strategy for its Think Tank foresees the participation of Members in events, interviews, public hearings and meetings with stakeholders, in addition to stimulating dialogue between the various interlocutors involved in the science and innovation agenda, in order to promote positive changes for the Brazilian ecosystem.

“In this way, ABES strengthens its position as a national reference in direct interlocution with various government agencies that work in the formulation of public policies at the municipal, state and, mainly, federal levels; with Academia, Institutes of Science and Technology and civil society – aligned with the quadruple helix model and the development of collaborative networks”, says Jamile.

The themes worked on at THINK TANK ABES are:

  • Smart Cities;
  • Open Data;
  • ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance);
  • Digital Government and Open Government;
  • Digital Identity;
  • Innovation and Promotion;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Future of Work;
  • Privacy and Data Protection;
  • Digital Platforms;
  • Technology Sector Tax Reform;
  • Cyber Security;
  • Legal and Tax Security.

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.

ABES currently represents around 2,000 companies, which account for approximately 85% of revenues in the software and services sector in Brazil, distributed across 24 states and the Federal District, responsible for generating more than 228,000 direct jobs and annual revenues of Rs. $87 billion in 2021.

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

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