Topic 2 (Day 1) : Innovation and industrial policies in Brazil: what can be learned from recent policy experiments?

  • In which ways should policies for innovation be improved in Brazil? What have been the results and lessons learned from the past?
  • Is the current combination of policies to promote business innovation the most relevant to business needs? How to make policies for innovation in Brazil more balanced between supply and demand incentives?
  • How can support for innovation policies best be expanded to meet the needs of a wider range of firms, particularly SMEs?
  • Are policies for innovation mainly deficient in terms of design (focus and targets), or implementation? To what extent are problems related to a lack of demand for current policies?
  • How to improve reach and impact of current policies? What other actions should be considered to increase business demand for technology adoption and catch-up innovation?