EZUTE FOUNDATION RESTRUCTURES THE DAEE GRANTING SYSTEM
March 15, 2018
The project simplifies requests for water abstraction and includes new solutions to reduce red tape in analyzing the population’s requirements
This month, the Ezute Foundation is delivering to the Department of Water and Electricity of São Paulo State (DAEE) the new system that restructures and simplifies the procedures for electronic granting of water abstraction from the state’s river systems, aimed at reducing the bureaucracy for regularizing abstraction processes.
“The electronic granting system consists of simplifying requirements, reducing legal demands, and developing support tools for the analysis of applications by DAEE technicians on the River Basin Executive Boards,” says Geraldo Azevedo, the Foundation’s Deputy Director for the Civilian Market.
The new system allows users to submit their grant applications over the Internet, considerably reducing the bureaucracy involved in the process. But now the request is sent, through georeferencing, to the appropriate Executive Board, allowing a better and more precise level of management of water resources throughout the state by means of an electronic workflow, which is forwarded for the publication in Official State Register, and the response is sent to the applicant.
“It’s worth noting that the project of the Ezute Foundation for the electronic granting system in São Paulo is the first one in Brazil with this scope and degree of automation, involving everything from the submission process to the final response, including the technical analysis using geotechnologies,” emphasizes Mr. Azevedo.
EZUTE HOSTED THE 2018 INCOSE WORKSHOP – BRAZIL CHAPTER
February 28, 2018
As a member of INCOSE (International Council on Systems Engineering), the Ezute Foundation hosted the INCOSE 2018 Workshop – Brazil Chapter, on the 24th and 25th, which also included the remote participation of INCOSE worldwide. The action is part of the Foundation’s support for the dissemination and growth of Systems Engineering in Brazil.
EZUTE TO DELIVER PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON CONCESSION AND PPPS FOR PORTO VELHO
February 19, 2018
The Foundation is mapping and structuring projects to improve local infrastructure and attract investments
In the first half of the year, the Ezute Foundation will deliver preliminary studies on the projects of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Concessions Program of Porto Velho, which are being prepared for the city by the Organization, aimed at improving infrastructure and service to the population, as well as providing conditions for the Rondônia state capital to create new business opportunities and attract investments.
The Foundation’s contract with the Development Agency of the Porto Velho City Government (ADPVH), signed in September, involves a survey of the current situation of the municipality covering the fiscal situation, regulatory framework, public guarantees, and training. Based on the recommendations of the studies by Ezute, Porto Velho will publish the Procedures for Manifesting Interest (“PMIs”) and modeling for concessions so that companies interested in carrying out detailed modeling of the projects can submit their proposals within each scope of work.
“The mapping and structuring of projects of Concessions and Public-Private Partnerships developed by Ezute in Porto Velho will provide the basis for improving infrastructure, stimulating the expansion of new businesses and opening up the possibility of attracting investments, thereby generating a return for the local populace, by offering better social conditions, accelerating the local economy and also leveraging the creation of jobs for the city’s residents,” says civil market director of the Ezute Foundation, Marcello Palha.
“We have developed structuring projects that will give the Porto Velho city government the subsidies to guarantee success of the Program of Concessions and PPPs,” affirms Mr. Palha. Also according to him, “Ezute has this expertise of study, critical analysis and effective deployment, coordinating each stage to achieve the final result as established in the project.”
The projects studied were considered a priority for the municipality. Regarding basic sanitation, the aim is to expand the city’s water supply and sewage network. The public lighting project will result in cost reduction, better quality of service, expansion of the network, and consequent increase in security. In terms of mobility, the study confirmed the feasibility of implantation of the short-term street parking in the city, in the concession model. To meet social demands of commerce and leisure, there are projects to create a discount mall to regularize street commerce, implementation of a CEASA unit (food supply), and the revitalization of the cultural and leisure center of the Madeira-Mamoré Railway complex.
To support better public management as well, the Ezute Foundation carried out the preliminary study for the integration of several municipal agencies and the accommodation of more than 2,500 civil servants in a more modern, efficient and more cost-efficient administrative center for the Municipality.
The City’s Concession and PPP Program was officially launched on December 14, 2017, at an event attended by the PPP executive of the Ezute Foundation, Thomas Strasser, and attended by Porto Velho Mayor Hildon Chaves, Rondônia Deputy Governor Daniel Pereira, the President of the ADPVH, Marcelo Thomé, as well as representatives from the District Attorney’s Office and the Government Accountability Office, among other authorities. The project also includes a “Road Show” in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte and Recife, to be held between March and April 2018.
EZUTE FOUNDATION SIGNS TECHNICAL-SCIENTIFIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ITA
February 8, 2018
First cooperation project will involve a study related to the aerodynamic performance of transonic missiles
A Technical-Scientific Cooperation Agreement was signed on Thursday (3/01) in São José dos Campos (SP) between the Ezute Foundation and the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), with the aim of carrying out specific research, development and innovation programs and projects, exchange of technical and scientific information, training of personnel, courses and conferences, and usage of laboratories, workshops and other facilities necessary to develop the planned activities.
As one of the first projects of the cooperation agreement, a study will be conducted on the aerodynamic performance of a transonic missile. A scale model will be tested by the Institute of Aeronautics and Space, with monitoring by the Ezute Foundation and ITA, to determine the missile’s aerodynamic characteristics. This type of test is normally performed outside Brazil, and the purpose of this project is to contribute to the development and consolidation of national capacity-building for this test.
“The cooperation developed with ITA reaffirms our pursuit of interaction with academia and other science and technology institutes, and strengthens the Ezute Foundation’s role of honest broker as a partner in projects involving sensitive strategic knowledge in research, development and innovation, which are related to the nation’s sovereignty,” said the president of the Ezute Foundation, Eduardo Marson.
Also in attendance at the signing ceremony for the Cooperation Agreement, in addition to the Ezute Foundation’s president, were its Chief Innovation Officer, Antonio Pedro Timoszczuk, and its Production Manager for the Defense and Space Market, Marcos Jose Mahler de Araujo, as well as ITA Chancellor, Anderson Ribeiro Correia; ITA Institutional Relations Officer, Solange Maia Correa; DCTA Director, Air Force Lieutenant-General Carlos Augusto Amaral Oliveira; DCTA Deputy Director, Major-General Hudson Costa Potiguara; and DCTA Institutional Relations Officer, Colonel Carlos Alberto dos Santos.
DIGITAL MAPPING MONITORS URBAN AND RURAL AREAS FOR THE STRATEGIC PLANNING OF CITIES
December 13, 2017
The development of projects has the independent verification of Fundação Ezute, in Tocantins and in São Paulo
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The State of Tocantins has just undergone a new digital mapping process to monitor the growth or decline of rural areas, as well as the deforestation, in its municipal districts, which will be part of the Rural Environmental Register (CAR) of the entire state. The work developed by the urban cartography company contracted by the state government had the supervision of Fundação Ezute, which supported the Department of Water Resources and Environment of the State of Tocantins (SEMARH-RI) as an independent verifier of the quality of the products of the project.
In this evaluation, Ezute uses the knowledge of its team for the cartography, remote sensing and geoprocessing procedures, in addition to the use of the technologies of the geographic information system, the processing and classification of images and standards, and the cartographic norms and legislation for the 287,000 thousand km² of the project, of which 277,000 km² is the state, over a continuous range beyond its limits.
The resulting geographical base composes the Rural Environmental Register, a strategic document for the control, monitoring and fight against deforestation in the State, as well as for the monitoring of other impacts on the native vegetation of the region and for the environmental planning and economic use, occupation and suitability of buildings.
These same skills are being applied in the project that is underway in São Paulo for the Digital Mapping of the Municipal District, which covers approximately 1,611 km². In the capital of São Paulo, the Foundation’s work consists of the analysis and evaluation of compliance and the quality of photogrammetric digital images and cartography products, by means of a methodological, organized and controlled process.
In São Paulo, the objective is to map the urban area and identify the advancement and development of municipal buildings as subsidies to update the real estate register, and also to identify and register the existing vegetation in the municipal district. “The cartographic base can be used for various purposes and our goal is to monitor the cartography survey so that the state or municipal district can identify with clarity the data it needs through this mapping”, explains Marcello Palha, director of the Civil segment of Fundação Ezute.
The methodological process of the Foundation for the evaluation of the quality of products of the mappings ranges from images that are captured by orbital sensors (satellite and radar) or acquired by means of digital photogrammetric cameras – fixed platforms – to the products of mapping at scales capable of presenting details with high precision.
Fundação Ezute operates as specialist and independent verifier, with the commitment to qualify the products of the mapping project and guarantee delivery in accordance with the specifications and requirements of the initial project, thus ensuring a healthy investment. “Either by the lack of specialized hardware and software, or even by the limited time of professionals for the checks and monitoring in the field, possible errors of a project such as this one are only perceived during use, which can lead to financial loss and loss of time”, reinforces Marcello.
With the constant evolution of cities, the cartographic bases need to be updated over time, but the job depends on the need of the municipal district and the existence of resources for this purpose. In São Paulo, the first cadastral mapping of the municipal district supported by the Foundation had been conducted in 2004, with the update now in progress.
In 2010, Ezute supported the management and evaluation of the quality of the cartographic base of the State of São Paulo, as well as the conception and development of a system for the sharing of cartographic information. In the state of Tocantins, Ezute has supported since 2015, the mapping of the state for use in the CAR, which creates the updated rural databases and the geographical base of Tocantins, shared between state agencies, universities, and citizens.
Fundação Ezute AND PUC-RIO DEVELOP AN INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERSHIP
November 7, 2017
Fundação Ezute signed with the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) a Term of Technical Cooperation for the development of an institutional partnership.
The established partnership will be coordinated by the area of Education and Training of Ezute and will allow the two organizations to act jointly in programs and projects of research, development and innovation, in the exchange of technical and scientific information, in programs of training of personnel and in the promotion of courses and conferences.
The agreement also provides for the use of laboratories, workshops and facilities of the University and of the Foundation that are necessary for the development of the joint activities.
Fundação Ezute, in its 20 years of existence, has developed partnerships of research and innovation with other academic institutions, such as the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC), Universidade de Brasília (UnB), Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT), Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Departmento de Políticas Científicas e Tecnológicas da UNICAMP-DPCT, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), among other research organizations.
FUNDAÇÃO EZUTE HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED TO INVOLVE AN INDEPENDENT VERIFIER AND THE COMPANY IN HIGH-TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS
October 31, 2017
The concepts of the quadruple propeller and honest broker in innovation were presented during a lecture at the IV Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation of the Navy
The president of Fundação Ezute, Eduardo Marson, participated on Monday morning, 30, of the IV Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation promoted by the Brazilian Navy in São Paulo. In his presentation, Marson argued that the propeller of innovation, formed by academia, government and company, can include a fourth blade, considering that civil society is also playing an important role in innovation projects, even supporting them financially.
The president reminded those present of some projects that counted on the participation of society by means of crowdfunding for its development and feasibility. The executive of Ezute also highlighted the processes of innovation in other countries and the role of institutions that act as independent verifiers (honest broker), acting as a shaft that rotates the propeller of innovation.
“We have as an example the American innovation model and the performance of the Mitre Corporation, which originated at MIT and then went on to be a private non-profit entity and partner of the government in developing defense programs. Today, the organization operates in several areas, also having created GPS. Here in Brazil, so that we can make this concept more tangible, I quote as example Fundação Ezute itself, which acts in defense projects, but extrapolates this knowledge to the civil segment, since the purpose of organizations with these characteristics is to meet the demands of society,” said Marson in his lecture.
The social demands, as well as the need to innovate and evolve, were again stated as conditions for the technological projects and research originated in the partnership of academia, government and company in the lecture of Prof. Dr. Nival Nunes de Almeida, of the School of Naval Warfare.
The Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Gilberto Kassab, was also present on the first day of the event and praised the initiative of the Brazilian Navy, providing support to the development of innovation and research in the defense market.
The Symposium is ongoing until this Tuesday, 31, at Centro de Convenções Rebouças (Convention Center in SP), with a series of panels dedicated to discuss partnerships applied to infrastructure, nuclear projects and the development of the future. In the same space, there is an exhibit of Marine institutions and organizations that act in defense projects.
FUNDAÇÃO EZUTE AND THE SCHOOL OF NAVAL WAR PRESENT A STUDY ABOUT THE LIFECYCLE IN DEFENSE PROJECTS
October 20, 2017
The workshop is part of the academic cooperation program between EGN and the Foundation
At the beginning of October, Fundação Ezute and the School of Naval Warfare conducted the workshop “Models of Lifecycle Management and Cataloguing Systems Applied to Defense” to present the results of a study conducted together on the theme.
The research had as its objective to understand the existing models of lifecycle management in the country and abroad, applied to defense, and to contribute to the improvement of the systemic thinking of the subject.
The development of the study is part of a research project conducted in partnership between EGN and Ezute in the biennium 2016-2017. Professors and students participate in the Postgraduate Program in Maritime Studies (PPGEM-EGN) and professionals of the Foundation.
The presentation delivered the partial results of the comparative analysis of national and international models of lifecycle management, which served as the base for the development of the theme, followed by an explanation by Ezute of applying Systems Engineering to the Lifecycle theme.
The EGN professors also publicized the development research on “Mobilization of the Defense Industry in South America: the Contribution of the Cataloguing System of Defense Products”.
The workshop also had the participation of the Center of Support for Logistic Defense Systems (CASLODE), a new organization that encompasses the activities of the former Defense Cataloguing Center (CECADE), which presented the process of Brazil’s insertion into the cataloging system adopted by NATO.
“In Brazil, the processes by which the systems of the three forces are acquired follow models developed separately. The development of studies on the lifecycle of systems, besides presenting divergences and convergences of the national and international models, reiterates the importance of systems engineering and its concepts, the need to design a common model for the forces and contribute to the construction of an integrated mentality, consolidating the role of the Ministry of Defense,” commented Cleber Oliveira, specialist in Systems Engineering of Fundação Ezute.
This is the second cycle of research conducted by Fundação Ezute in partnership with the School of Naval Warfare since signing the Term of Academic Cooperation, in 2015. The first theme studied was “Prospection of Futures: A Study of the Waterways of Madeira”.
FUNDAÇÃO EZUTE PARTICIPATES IN THE U.S.-BRAZIL DEFENSE INDUSTRY DIALOGUE, IN WASHINGTON
October 17, 2017
The president of the organization, Eduardo Marson, participated in the event that brought together entrepreneurs, authorities and representatives of the governments of the two countries
Credit for the image: Defesanet
The president of Fundação Ezute, Eduardo Marson, represented the organization in the Second U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry Dialogue, promoted by the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Brazil and the Departments of Defense and American Trade.
The meeting brought together companies from the two countries and representatives of the Armed Forces to deal with business partnerships and also with industrial and regulatory policies between Brazil and the United States.
“For the Foundation, it is an excellent opportunity to consolidate partnerships and understand the needs of the program for binational cooperation between the countries so that we can put to use the expertise that we have accumulated in the defense and space sector,” commented Marson.
Held on October 10 and 11, in Washington (USA), the event discussed subjects such as mechanisms and existing models of innovation for the program of cooperation of countries, and the prospects of the Brazilian government, the U.S. government and the Defense industry for the coming years.
FUNDAÇÃO EZUTE WILL DEVELOP THE NEW ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF PARANÁ
October 3, 2017
The project is funded by the World Bank and aims to make the management process more efficient
Fundação Ezute signed a contract with the State Department of Planning and General Coordination of Paraná to develop and deploy the new Information System for the Environmental and Water Resource Management of the state. The project, called SIGARH, is part of a large program of modernization of the environmental licensing processes, concessions, surveillance and monitoring with the funding of the World Bank.
The contract was signed between the State of Paraná, through the Secretary of State of Planning and General Coordination – SEPL, having as executor the Instituto das Águas do Paraná – AGUASPARANA and the Consortium EZUTE/NHC, whose leadership will be exercised by Fundação Ezute in partnership with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants – NHC (Canadian), an international consultancy firm in the segment of water resources.
The project is to be developed exclusively for the state and deployed in 21 months. The work involves the analysis of the development and integration of subsystems that will compose the SIGARH, like the register of water resources (SCRH), the monitoring of these (SMRH), the management of watersheds (SGBH), administration (SA), integration (SIN), geographic information (GIS), as well as the migration and modeling of existing data.
For the secretary of planning and general coordination of Paraná, Juraci Barbosa, the new system will reflect on the quality of service to the population. “Faster, smart and modern, it will bring more agility and transparency to the processes,” he added.
“The new system will contribute to the de-bureaucratization of the state, streamlining procedures and providing to the managing bodies integrated services of wider reach. For the citizen, the system allows the replacement of paper for electronic media, the access to information via the internet, greater reliability of the data, rapid release of processes and cost reduction. The final result will deliver an efficient public management, connected with the demands of society,” says Geraldo Azevedo, assistant director of Ezute for the Civil Segment.
Currently, the State of Paraná receives around 35 thousand environmental licensing processes and 10 thousand cases of concession. Due to the volume of work, the agencies responsible began to face delays and, thus, decided to deploy a new management project to improve service to society.
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