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The state of Piauí is one of the 27 federative states of Brazil, located in the Northeast Region of the country, encompassing the Mid-North Sub-region of Brazil. Piauí’s GDP is BR $50.38 billion. The growth seen in the state is above that of the  other Northeast states and the national average  . Its Human Development Index (HDI) is 0.646, the 24th position in Brazil. Piauí’s largest industries are agribusiness, alternative energy, and healthcare.

MIT REAP Team Piauí will focus on its healthcare industry. Its goals through the program include connecting innovation and technology, improving data analysis and processing, continuous improvement and incentive to accreditation, and marketing integration. It will work to induce, incubate, and accelerate startups in the areas of healthtech, socialtech, and sustainability to develop solutions focused on the health sector, with a strong technological and social base, stimulating scalable and replicable products and services. The team also seeks to provide the bedrock infrastructure to attract investments to establish new business and accelerate the existing healthcare ecosystem that implement innovation-driven ideas in the region of Piauí.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Victor Hugo Almeida
Champion
President, Investe Piauí
Christian Paz
Project Manager, Head of Operations, Investe Piauí
Cíntia Machado
Head of the Agenda 2030 Department Municipality of Teresina
Jefferson Clerke Lopes Campelo
President, Sindhosp
Ney Carvalho
Vice President, maida;health
Rafael de Castro Figueroa
CEO, Portal Telemedicina
Vanessa Vasconcelos
Professor, UESPI
Ricardo Marques Lopes De Araujo
Neurosurgeon, University of Sao Paulo
Gustavo Pereira
Physician - Orthopedist and Traumatologist, Team Piaui
Joao Claudino Fernandes Jr.
CEO, Bike Norte Bicycle Industry
Giuliano Aita
M.D., PhD, Uroclin
Ryan Wheeler
Healthcare Practice Lead and Venture Partner, Ambershore Group
Keylla Maria de Sá Urtiga Aita
Research and Innovation Coordinator, Federal University of Piaui

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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