THA BRAZILIAN CHAPTER ORGANISE ‘ENCOUR AGING THE TRIPLE HELIX IN RIO GRANDE DO NORTE’
The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, located on Rio Grande do Norte State, Northeast of Brazil, organized a lecture “Encouraging the Triple Helix in Rio Grande do Norte” on 29 February 2016.
At the opening ceremony Professor Mariana Rodrigues de Almeida (right), professor from the Industrial Engineering School, and TH A Vice-President and leader of the Brazilian Chapter, introduced the meeting objective: getting students together, innovation researchers, representatives of incubators and TTOs, industry executives and policy makers to discuss how the university can contribute to the regional economic and social development.
After the opening, Professor Almeida, introduced how the Triple Helix of university-industry-government interactions and the entrepreneurial university contribute to enhance innovation and promote new organizational arrangements fostering the economic development at local and national level.
The event was supported by the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE) in order to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation inside the university.