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.

The program is available on the website of the event.

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