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CISB, Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre is a private non-profit association that acts an international hub to promote dialogue and offer a prosperous collaboration environment between Sweden and Brazil.
Aeronautics is a strategic technological area both in Brazil and in Sweden. Brazil is one of the four most important manufacturers of civilian aircraft in the world and Sweden, despite its small size, is very successful in manufacturing military aircraft, as well as a supplier of parts to the civilian market. Since it employs a series of advanced technology, which produces on going spill-over that go beyond its borders, reaching the Automobile industry, the Communication industry, etc., this area represents an important innovation element.
Besides that, the industrial collaboration between the two countries is fundamental also in the field of academic research applied to market needs. So much so that there is the project of developing the next generation of aircraft.
By promoting bilateral relations in the field of aeronautics, we create a unique collaboration opportunity in the long term.
Defence and Security are core themes in any governmental agenda, inasmuch as they guarantee the piece of mind and freedom of society. So the two areas have driven the field of strategic studies, involving different areas such as politics, military, economic, psychosocial, science and technology, environment, etc., gathering the collaboration in several sectors to implement efficient solutions.
Given its importance, the area receives large investments and is responsible for delivering several improvements to society, because the technologies initially developed for military use are later converted and used in the civilian market. A few of these examples are the microwave oven, the pen drive and even the internet.
One of the most important challenges of the 21st century is how to build a sustainable future in terms of energy, a fact that was recognized by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997.
It is common knowledge that if the current resource and energetic consumption patterns do not change, we will compromise humanity’s well being in the medium and long term. In order to change this alarming reality, sustainable energy offers the possibility of complying with the demands of human development in its social, economic and environmental dimensions, being generated and provided in a way that does not harm the need of future generations.
Every human being needs to move in space for the most varied needs: work, leisure, education, health, shopping, etc. And the ways in which this transport happens depends of things such as age, income, education, amongst others.
According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals “Logistics is the part of the Supply Chain Management that plans, implements, and controls the efficient and economic flow and storage of raw products, semi-finished and ready products, as well as the information related to them, from the point of origin to point of consumption, aiming at complying with clients’ demands”.
Humanity’s progress has made us increasingly more urban and the exodus of rural areas turned the 21st century into the “century of cities”.
As cities and the number of their inhabitants began to grow, so did the problems related to cost management and maintenance of services and infrastructure.
However, these challenges can be seen as unique opportunities for what we call “smart cities”.
There is a demand for smart cities to be pleasant, creative and inclusive places, where collaborati on thrives, resulting in collective intelligence with the participation of society as a whole.
If we want our cities to become smarter, we need to broadly apply technology by means of innovation and new action models.
One of the main advantages of smart cities and its policies is economic growth, employment generation and innovation it generates. It is important to have cost reduction as a goal, as well as the intelligent use of technology in the energy, environment and transport sectors.
Smart cities projects are a challenge to the borders between cities and government areas. They necessarily imply a transversal management policy, ignoring the current defined borders between different areas and departments.
CISB already has a consolidated network of reputable members, whose reputation and value are locally and internationally renowned. Our members enjoy a series of benefits. When you become one of them, you will have access to a unique Swedish and Brazilian innovation network and take part in all of the centre’s initiatives to stimulate, develop and create innovation that makes a difference. To become a member, click here.
A great challenge of our times is to translate and transform human needs and social problems in inspiration for the creation of solutions. An efficient manner to do that is using the concept of Open Innovation Arenas in which meetings are organized to discuss challenges and their technology solutions, idea generation, creation of research projects and formation of focus groups.
These meetings produce forums with the participation of potential users, companies, entrepreneurs, universities, research institutions, and society and government representatives that contribute to the articulation of needs and problems, communicating preferences and potential demands of the participants.
Open Innovation Arenas are normally hosted by a neutral organization. It is the role of the latter to launch challenges, define actors, intermediate meetings, coordinate workshops and virtual meetings, promote match making, map incentives, as well as guide the development of potential collaboration projects and or contribute to the creation of a national proposal.
CISB promotes and manages Open Innovation Arenas between Brazil and Sweden that allow an environment capable of creating new opportunities to its Members and Partners.
Currently, CISB manages 3 Open Innovation Arenas in the following sectors: aeronautics, transport and logistics, and urban development. Find out more about each of the following arenas:
CISB believes in real and broad integration between Sweden and Brazil so it promotes and supports a series of initiatives in terms of exchange programs, training and specialization of the best professionals from both countries. Here you can find out more about a few of them.
Every year CISB promotes a meeting that allows Brazilian and Swedish organizations the opportunity to strengthen bonds and relationships amongst the players in the triple helix (government, academy (education and research) and industry). CISB Annual Meeting is composed by a series of activities based on the centre’s initiatives that involve its members and partners to present results, promote new collaborations and create a neutral environment that benefits all parties.
All of the above is organized in partnership with different renowned institutions and in its fifth and last edition; the activities were divided in the following categories: Workshops, Dialogue, Study Visits, Summits and Project Meetings.
Participate in the next CISB Annual Meeting.
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To deliver our mission of establishing connections,
unique partnerships as well as stimulating opportunities
for our members, CISB offers several information and
We are open to new members and invite you to become one of them. You will have access to a unique Swedish- Brazilian innovation network and actively participate in all of our initiatives to stimulate, develop and create innovation that makes a difference.
To be part of this global enterprise or to find out more information, contact Juliana Miura.
+55 11 3500-5096 / firstname.lastname@example.org