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Rio de Janeiro (RJ) State is ranked second in GDP out of the 27 Brazilian states, and third in population, yet 24th in terms of size of geographic area. Rio’s capital is one of the most innovative cities in Brazil,   with a high proportion of Masters and Doctoral degree holders and an intensity of public R&D investments.

 

MIT REAP Team Rio is working to overcome some critical challenges to materialize the region’s full potential. The team is focused on creating and developing startups in the areas of energy and sustainability, transforming academic research in the areas of energy and sustainability into new business and attracting new investments, as well as improving the overall business environment for energy sector innovations.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Hudson Mendonca
Champion
Coordinator, Research LabrInTOS/COPPE
Moises Swirski
Executive Partner, MSW Capital
Hector Gusmão
CEO/Co Founder, Fábrica de Startups
Alex Dal Pont
Innovation Ecosystem Manager, Petrobras
Thiago Peixoto
People Development and Innovation Manager, FURNAS
Lilian Matt
Adjunct Professor, UFRJ/COPPE
Paulo Teixeira
Congressman, Chamber of Deputies
Marcus Vinicius Fonseca
Professor, COPPE/UFRJ
Luiz Claudio Freire
Head of Partnership in Energy Hub SDP, Sai do Papel - Energy Hub
Richard Zeiger
Partner, MSW Capital
Pedro Brito
CEO, Furnas
Sergio Pereira
Advisor, Congressman Paulo Ganime
Ricardo Ramos
Open Innovation Consultant, Petrobras
Julio Cesar Azevedo
Vice President, Invest.Rio
Bruno Balla
Chief of Staff, The Chamber of Deputies
Marcelo Pineiro
CIO, FURNAS

Core Regional Metrics

INNOVATION CAPACITY

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

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Demand

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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ENTREPRENEURIAL CAPACITY

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

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Infrastructure

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