International Programs

Unisinos International Summer and Winter School


Winter Session: July 19 - 22, 2021

· Daily Schedule: 09:00 AM to 12:15 PM (on Mondays only, the class ends at 12:45 PM)
· All classes and activities will be delivered online and in English

This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, professors, researchers, professionals and policymakers who are interested in innovation ecosystems.


Innovation ecosystems are at the heart of thriving economies. Developed countries such as the United States, Germany and Israel, to name only a few, are known globally for having ecosystems that propel the creation of high value-adding businesses across different sectors.

A crucial question imposes itself in this context: How can innovation ecosystems be created and expanded in Brazil? The answer to this question holds the promise that the gap between poor and rich countries will not continue to widen indefinitely.

This is the backdrop to our course. You will learn about the state of the art of innovation ecosystems, but, most importantly, you will be able to see how such realities have been taking shape in the Brazilian context. Brazil's economic, social and institutional contexts are complex and present challenges for entrepreneurial and innovation initiatives, as well as offering great potential for development. Successful examples exist and have been leading the dash toward innovation ecosystem development in the country.

In this course, you will:

· Learn the basics of innovation ecosystems and their specificities regarding the institutional context of a developing country.
· Discuss the current state and development of Brazilian innovation ecosystems with prominent researchers.
· Meet successful entrepreneurs whose startups are embedded in local innovation ecosystems.
Have the opportunity to network with researchers and practitioners from different parts of the world.

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Program Content


Innovation Ecosystems (InEcS) in Brazil
Collaboration in the context of Brazilian InEcSs
Intensive knowledge-based entrepreneurship in Brazil


July 19, 2021 (Monday) - 09:00 AM to 12:45 PM
July 20, 2021 (Tuesday) - 09:00 AM to 12:15 PM
July 21, 2021 (Wednesday) - 09:00 AM to 12:15 PM
July 22, 2021 (Thursday) - 09:00 AM to 12:15 PM


Bruno Brandão Fischer - Lattes
Diego Antonio Bittencourt Marconatto - Lattes
Douglas Wegner - Lattes
Janaina Ruffoni Trez - Lattes
Kadigia Faccin - Lattes
Luciana Maines da Silva - Lattes


· Either hold a bachelor degree or be in the last year of an undergraduate course
· Understand spoken and written English

Only those who attend a minimum of 75% of the course will receive the conclusion certificate.


Payment at sight: R$500,00

Payment in two installments:
1st payment (at registration): R$250,00 + 2nd payment (due date: August 15, 2021)

Payment by credit card:
You can pay for the course in cash, or for each installment, through Visa or Mastercard.

In case of payment in installments, you must access Minha Unisinos > Financeiro > Extrato Financeiro each month, in order to pay each installment by credit card. Overdue installments can also be paid by credit card.