In the document Seizing Canada’s Moment, the Canadian government already established as guiding principles the promotion of high levels of excellence; encouraging partnerships; the expansion of governance arrangements; and focus on the sectors of health, natural resources and energy, information and communication technology, environment and agriculture, and advanced manufacturing processes. Because of this commitment to technology and innovation, both large companies and startups have chosen Canada as their research and development base.
Brazil has also consistently stood out in the development of new technologies, combining creative solutions, policies to support innovation and the high level of quality of research done in universities. Several technological centers, with incubators of startups, have been highlighting in the country – which has as most representative cities in this aspect São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Florianópolis.
Given the importance of the topic, the CCBC established its Technology Commission (CT) with the mission to monitor the expansion of business in the sector, acting as a body that promotes the exchange of information and the meeting of companies and startups. One of CT’s initiatives was the Connection Bureau – a matchmaking platform among startups, investors, service providers and supporters. Its main purpose was to support the process of internationalization of startups, in addition to conducting, through the CCBC board, project curatorship and guidance for companies.
Another project that emerged from the commission is the Blockchain Task Force, an independent initiative that aims to disseminate knowledge around blockchain technology. To do so, the group brings together experts, opinion makers, experts in various areas related to technology and innovation, lawyers and representatives of the financial sector, among others. Among the members of the task force is Canada’s Blockchain Research Institute – which today occupies a leading position in the development and application of technology.