Workshop proposes ways to advance the contracting of innovation by the public authority

The event was promoted by the World Bank, WRI Brasil and the National Front of Mayors, in partnership with the British Government and the Toyota Mobility Foundation and with support from Felsberg Advogados.
Public Policy
24 June 2019
Workshop proposes ways to advance the contracting of innovation by the public authority

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Department of Public Policy Analysis (DAPP) participated in the workshop “Como avançar a contratação de inovações pelo poder público” (“How to advance the contracting of innovations by the public authority”), held on June 12, in Sao Paulo. The event was promoted by the World Bank, WRI Brasil and the National Front of Mayors, in partnership with the British Government and the Toyota Mobility Foundation and with support from Felsberg Advogados.

Beatriz Meirelles, researcher at FGV DAPP, presented the general results of the survey conducted for the Innovation Hub for Cities project, which aims to disseminate innovative solutions and good practices for municipalities, developed alongside the Ministry of Regional Development. She joined the panel “Como inovações podem ser contratadas hoje no Brasil?” (“How can innovations be contracted today in Brazil?”), alongside representatives of Felsberg Advogados and BrazilLAB, which discussed forms of contracting already used by the public authority and possibilities for improvement.

“The event was a great opportunity to discuss the bottlenecks and the possibilities of advancement in the forms of contracting between the public authority and innovators. The Innovation Hub for Cities of the Ministry of Regional Development aims to be an effective tool for disseminating good practices and innovative solutions, including in cases of successful hiring,” said Meirelles.

The workshop discussed how governments can access innovations, through hiring or experimentation, in order to understand the next steps to implement a culture of innovation in Brazil’s public authority. The event was also attended by government representatives, startups, and other industry players.