Accession Number : ADA603223


Title :   Innovation Policies of Brazil


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 2012-Sep 2013


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Gupta, Nayanee ; Weber, Christopher ; Pena, Vanessa ; Shipp, Stephanie S ; Healey, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603223.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 77


Abstract : This report examines the political, economic, demographic, and other factors that are brought to bear on Brazil s industrial and innovation policies. The analysis explores Brazil s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to show that both governance and socio-economic factors play an important role in determining how well a country is able to use its endowments to create a strong national innovation system. Recent policies suggest the government and private sector leaders in Brazil are transitioning from technology and commercialization-driven research and development (R&D) toward more ambitious, long-term, and transformational science, with emphasis in energy efficiency, space and defense technologies, and high-energy physics. Increasing the government s long-term (technology agnostic) investments in basic science R&D, raising the standards of universities, and emphasizing global collaborations will go a long way toward realizing Brazil s vision for a knowledge-based economy, but only if paired with an increased tolerance for risk taking.


Descriptors :   *BRAZIL , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *POLICIES , *SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , COMMERCE , DEMOGRAPHY , ECONOMICS , EDUCATION , GEOPOLITICS , HISTORY , MONEY , PATENTS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE