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Innovation actions and technological projects are highlighted in international event

Competitiveness

Secretary Carlos Da Costa presented plans of the Ministry of Economy to promote innovation in Brazilian companies

"The country calls for a model that allows Brazilians to innovate and produce without bureaucratic obstacles." With this statement, the special secretary of Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness of the Ministry of Economy, Carlos Da Costa, opened his speech during the event Innovation Summit Brasil 2019 - National Network of Innovation and Investment Associations RNAII, in Florianópolis, this Wednesday. (14/8).

During the event, Da Costa explained the government's plans to increase productivity and competitiveness in Brazil and highlighted three important government actions to promote economic development: social security reform, state size reduction and public spending, with the privatization program. “It's not to sell companies and spend money, it's to sell to reduce our debt and Brazil risk,” said Da Costa.

The secretary also spoke about the identified productivity challenges: “They were grouped into six main pillars: infrastructure; competition and regulation; human capital; business operation; productivity and modernization and integration into the global economy. The Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness has targets by 2022 based on global performance indicators: In Doing Business Index, we want to move from position 109 ° to 50 °; and in the Global Competitiveness Index, moving from position 72 ° to 50 °, ”he concluded.

Regarding innovation, the secretary highlighted as successful initiatives that the government will play in the coming years the launch of the Chamber of Industry 4.0; the Madrid protocol; the Innovative Brazil 2019; the StartOut Brazil Program, which will soon have two more start-up promotion cycles; the expansion of the Brazil's Most Productive Program to 300,000 companies; and the legal milestone of start-ups.

At the end of the event, Da Costa visited the facilities of the Federation of Industries of the State of Santa Catarina and met projects and machines for manufacturing hardware for the industry.