BNCC, sister chamber NBCC Rio and Innovation Norway were represented at the first Innovation Brazil Leaders Forum in the São José dos Campos Technology Park in September.
Read more about this visit to São José Campos at NBCC article.
BNCC was invited to meet the young Environmental Engineering student from Brazil that is representing the country in the Young Sustainable Impact Innovation (YSI) Program 2019.
YSI is a global non-profit organization that brings together young talents from all over the world. They are creating and implementing actual solutions to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations through entrepreneurship. YSI has gained global attention with over 12.500 applications from over 178 nations for this year´s Global Innovation Program. The top 27 were selected, and Lucas Kehl from Brazil is one of them.
The young professionals selected are in Oslo to finalize and pitch their solutions to potential investors. The Innovation Program has been ongoing online since March 18th, and BNCC met Lucas Kehl in the opening ceremony on August 12th in Oslo. Lucas’ team is focusing on water and has created a global map showing where people encounter water problems and the solutions that NGOs and businesses offer. Anyone can go to mapforwater.com and sign up at the bottom of the page to follow all Startup updates and developments. Be part of the new water community!
BNCC support any initiative that brings innovations and new solutions to a more global and sustainable world. Moreover, congratulates Lucas and all the other participants of the program with their efforts, wishing success in their mission.
The yong team will pitch their startups in an event in Oslo on August 23rd. You can register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ysi-global-demo-day-2308-closed-door-invite-only-tickets-67714222061.
Lucas Kehl, representative of Brazil, presenting his ideas to our Executive Director, Larissa Slottet.
Lucas and his partner Taha Sajid, and the logo of the start-up idealised by them.
Pictures of: Alexandra Pálóczi
Read article from World Bank Blog here.
The Brazilian Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (BNCC) is cooperating with the innovation cluster of Sao José dos Campos in Brasil, in order to identify and attract Norwegian companies/ organizations to
the event “Innovation Brazil Leaders Forum 2019” (IBLF) in São José dos Campos, SP, September 15th – 17th.
Get in contact with Larissa Slottet (email@example.com) if you have the interest in being part of this delegation.
Learn more about this event here: http://www.site.brazilleaders.com
On June 28, the signing of the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) marked headlines worldwide as part of a wider Association Agreement between the two regions.
The new trade framework will consolidate a strategic political and economic partnership and create significant opportunities for sustainable growth on both sides, while respecting the environment and preserving interests of EU consumers and sensitive economic sectors. Read the press release from the European Commission here.
Apex-Brasil (International Trade Development Brazilian official organism), laughed a newsletter "Brussels Connection" , which summarises the principles of the agreement with a detailed explanation of how tariff quotas should be for Mercosur, as well as a step-by-step process of EU ratification. The "Brussels Connection" covers contextualised news on the topics of the moment in the European Union and its possible impacts on trade relations with Brazil. Read it (in Portuguese) here.
We visited the factory where Aker Solutions engineer the products, systems, and services that help the world meet its energy needs. In addition to the visit, we planned a company presentation to our members, that will take place on September 3rd. Save the date if you want to learn more about Aker Solutions' operations in Brazil, as well as their perspective in Offshore Wind and Carbon Capture.
In the picture: Patricia Medina is a board member of BNCC, representing Aker Solutions. During her career in the company, she held management positions within project management and manufacturing focusing on the operational side of the business. Patricia now works as Vice President of Manufacturing at Tranby Technology Centre which is one of Aker Solutions’ most modern facilities for manufacturing of subsea equipment. With our Executive Director, Larissa Slottet.
The seminar Brazil and Norway Ocean Industries outlook and regulatory framework, organized by Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Abran, with the support of BNCC and NBCC, on June 6thwas a success. The seminar gave an overview of the Brazilian maritime transport and offshore market. The panel of discussion included representatives from the Norwegian Maritime Department and Norwegian Maritime Authority to share their views on the maritime shipping industry, green shipping and digitalization. From the Brazilian side, representatives of the Brazilian Maritime Court, ANTAQ and the government of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The audience also participated with questions and insights, reflecting on what each country could learn from each other, sharing knowledge and experiences.
BNCC was happily represented at Brazil@Nor-Shipping today. It was a great success! Several relevant speakers, including business representatives and Brazilian authorities, discussed great business opportunities and partnership between Brazil and Norway in the Ocean industries. Amazing arena to meet inspiring people!