CCBC and IPT-USP announce unprecedented partnership

The aim is to facilitate access of Brazilian and Canadian companies to the innovation ecosystems of both countries

By João Vitor Martins

The Institute of Technological Research (IPT) in São Paulo, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC), has announced a partnership designed to promote closer ties between Brazilian and Canadian companies, as well as innovation hubs from both countries.

Following the announcement of this partnership, the two institutions had already organized an event at the IPT headquarters, featuring a Canadian delegation that presented opportunities for business development, innovation and research in the Alberta region, in western Canada.

CCBC intends to share its expertise in internationalizing businesses and soft-landing in Canada, enabling companies associated with IPT and IPT Open to access the Canadian innovation ecosystem, establish strategic partnerships, and internationalize their businesses.

Meanwhile, the Institute seeks to connect with Canadian innovation centers such as Montreal, in the province of Québec, and Edmonton, in the province of Alberta, known for their expertise in the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI), life sciences, energy transition, smart city technologies, advanced manufacturing, and agribusiness solutions.

According to Paulo Rezende de Castro Reis, director of Institutional Relations at CCBC, “the establishment of this partnership with IPT envisions the organization of joint events, including workshops, missions and support for companies seeking to internationalize their business or develop innovation projects in Brazil and Canada”.

“We rely on IPT’s support to also facilitate access for Canadian companies to the Brazilian market, contributing to the testing, adaptation and validation of products.“

For Claudia Caparelli, IPT’s Director of New Business and Innovation, this type of partnership is crucial for companies aiming to access international markets. “It not only helps to generate business, but also supports the development of new projects, research and the discovery of potential talents, adding and expediting solutions,” she emphasizes.