Prof. Mariza Almeida
Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
TH Chapter Brazil
Mariza Almeida (Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, M.A. Development, Society and Agriculture) is Professor at Industrial Engineering Scholl at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Mariza Almeida holds a PhD in Production Engineering, and is currently an Adjunct Professor on the Production Engineering School at Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation. Since December, 2013 she is a Triple Helix Association vice president.
Her first professional experience was as an agronomist, working for the Rio de Janeiro state government. In a professional field where women rarely participate, she was able to work in her field of study and help socially excluded groups such as small-scale farmers and the landless rural workers movement.
Since 2005 he’s been working as a professor and researcher of different institutions Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Faculdade Ibmec and Unisuam. She was a coordinator of the Phoenix Incubator at the Engineering School at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2005–2007); a Researcher at the Technological Incubator of Popular Cooperatives – COPPE/UFRJ (2003–2004) and a Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship Support Nuclei at the Augusto Motta University Center – UNISUAM (2011).
She’s been General Coordinator of Incubadora da Unirio, an incubator based in Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, supports innovation start-ups and spin-off companies.
Mariza’s research interests include national and regional innovation systems and policies, Triple Helix interactions and the entrepreneurial university, entrepreneurship and sustainable entrepreneurship, and the gender dimension in science, technology and innovation.
Areas of interests in TH research
Incubators, technological and social innovation, Sustainability and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Areas of competence and expertise in TH research
Science & technology studies, spin-offs, network analysis.
Main works and publications
Etzkowitz, H., Mello, J., Almeida, M. 2005. Towards "meta-innovation" in Brazil: the evolution of the incubator and the emergence of the triple helix. Research Policy 34(4): 411-424.
Almeida, M. Etzkowitz, H., Mello, J. 2010. Social Innovation in a Developing Country: Invention and Diffusion of the Brazilian Cooperative Incubator. International Journal of Technology and Globalization 6(3):206-224.
Almeida, M. 2008. Innovation and entrepreneurship in Brazilian universities. International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development 7(1): 39-58.
Botelho, A. and Almeida, M. 2009. Overcoming institutional shortcomings of academic spin-off policies in Brazil. International Journal of Technology Management & Sustainable Development 9 (3):175-193.
Almeida, M, Terra, B. Branca Terra and Hernandez, M.P. 2011. The Incubator Movement: a Comparative Analysis of Brazil and Mexico. In Saad, M. and Zadiew, G. in Theory and Practice of the Triple Helix Model in Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges
The Incubator Movement: a Comparative Analysis of Brazil and Mexico In Mohammed Saad and Girma Zadiew Theory and Practice of the Triple Helix Model in Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges. London, Routledge.