Project summary

SEBRAE, acronym in Portuguese for Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises, is a private entity that promotes competitiveness and sustainable development of micro and small enterprises focusing on strengthening entrepreneurship and accelerating the process of economy formalization. Biominas Brasil and SEBRAE-MG have worked together in the preparation of several studies directed to the Life Sciences sector in order to stimulate innovation in the state of Minas Gerais (MG) and in Brazil.

Results

  • The study Diagnostic of the Life Sciences Sector in Minas Gerais analyzes four key factors for creating an innovative corporate environment: R&D and innovation strategy; establishing partnerships; financial resources for innovation; and public policies for innovation. The study also presents a comparison between the business environment in this segment and the situation 10 years ago, bringing contributions to this sector´s consolidation and growth.
  • The Practical Guide for Animal Health Innovation – From Bench to Market is an initiative within the Pole of Excellence in Bovine Genetics’ action plan to strengthen the state of Minas Gerais as a center of excellence and dissemination of bovine genetics, promoting technological innovation and new opportunities for the development of this sector.
  • Part of the action plan for the development and consolidation of the Food Technology Pole in the town of Viçosa – MG, the Practical Guide for Food Ingredients Innovation – From Bench to Market aims to promote technological innovation in this sector, consisting in an important tool for anyone who is starting research and/or an enterprise in the area.