Anprotec – Brazilian Association of Science Park and Business Incubators

SCN Quadra 1 Bloco C Sala 209/211 Ed. Brasilia Trade Center
Brasilia, DF 70711902


Phone: 55 61 3202-1555

Short Organization Description

ANPROTEC is comprised of private and public members with professionals that actively promote innovative enterprises and technology-based business, by means of innovation habitats and valueadded services.

Over twenty-five years, Anprotec has disseminated state-of-the-art knowledge on innovative entrepreneurship promotion, creation and nurturing of new ventures, planning and management of innovation ecosystems, and related subjects. The outcomes for the members include publications (magazine, academic journal, books, teaching material, e-news), capacity building (from basic courses to MBA), content and networking venues (annual seminar and workshop, international conferences, regional and thematic meetings, technical missions), good practices models (toolkits, national award, reference centres, consultancy), and assessment systems.

We have expanded constantly for more than two decades of continuous operation, both in number of members and scope of activities, becoming an institutional reference for entrepreneurship and innovation in Brazil. Nowadays, Anprotec is the hub of a vibrant globally connected movement, with regional and state networks throughout the country. It comprises of 400 incubators and thirty science and technology parks in operation, involving 6,500 innovative firms. Eighty per cent of the top Brazilian universities have at least one incubator, and many are involved in the establishment of science and technology parks, helping to overcome the so-called academy-industry gap.