May 28-29, 2015

Campinas, São Paulo



This two-day workshop with gather international experts to:

  1. define the multi–‐faceted nature of demand–‐side policies and their pervasive presence in systems of innovation; and
  2. focus specifically on one such policy known as public procurement for innovation (PPI).

The workshop aims at presenting the state of the art in our understanding of this very important aspect of innovation policy and at defining the next steps forward. It also purports to expose policy decision makers from the State of São Paulo and Brazil more generally to international good practice with PPI and its limitations.

The workshop coincides with the launch of the book: “Public Procurement for Innovation” (Charles Edquist, Nicholas S. Vonortas, Jon M Zabala‐Iturriagagoitia, and Jakob Edler – eds) , Edward Elgar Publishing.

The work language will be English.

*The workshop is free of charge, but registration is required and the number of participants is limited.


May 28 – Venue: Auditório AFPU
9:00 – 9:30


UNICAMP Administration

9:30 – 10:00

Introductory remarks

Nick Vonortas (George Washington University and Unicamp) [pdf]

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote 1: Demand-side-Policies-state-of-art

Jakob Edler (University of Manchester) [pdf]

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:30

Debate on Keynote 1 among workshop participants

Participants: Jakob Edler, Charles Edquist, Rongping Mu, Lena Tsipouri and Nicholas Vonortas (moderator),

13:30 – 15:00


15:00 – 16:00

Keynote 2: Demand-side Policies in Brazil

Fernanda de Negri (IPEA) [pdf]

16:00 – 17:30

Debate on Keynote 2 among workshop participants

Participants: Fernanda De Negri, André Furtado, Sergio Salles [pdf] and Sergio Queiroz (moderator)

17:30 – 18:00

Conclusion of day 1 and lessons

Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia (Deusto University) and Nick Vonortas (George Washington University and Unicamp) summarize


May 29 – Venue: Auditório AFPU
8:30 – 9:00

Introductory remarks

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote 3: Innovation-Related Public Procurement (state-of-the-art)

Charles Edquist (University of Lund)

10:00 – 11:00

Debate on Keynote 3 among workshop participants

Participants: Charles Edquist, Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Jakob Edler, Milton de Freitas Chagas Jr. and Lena Tsipouri (moderator)

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

PPI examples from six countries (first part)

Brazil (Andre Tosi Furtado – Unicamp and Milton de Freitas Chagas Jr – INPE) [pdf] | China (Rongping Mu – Chinese Academy of Sciences) [pdf] | United Kingdom (Jakob Edler in collaboration with Elvira Uyarra – The University of Manchester) [pdf]

13:30 – 15:00


15:00 – 16:30

PPI examples from six countries (second part)

Republic of Korea (Yongsuk Jang – STEPI) [pdf] | United States (Bill Valdez, The Consultants International Group, Inc. and Nick Vonortas – George Washington University and Unicamp) [pdf] | Spain (Jon Mikel Zabala-Iturriagagoitia, Deusto University) [pdf]

16:30 – 17:30

Discussion on PPI among workshop participants

Participants: André Furtado, Yongsuk Jang, Rongping Mu, Bill Valdez, Charles Edquist and Sergio Salles-Filho (moderator),

17:30 – 18:00

Conclusion and next steps

Sergio Salles-Filho (Unicamp), Sergio Queiroz (Unicamp), Charles Edquist (University of Lund), Nick Vonortas (George Washington University and Unicamp)


The workshop will be organized by UNICAMP’s Department of Science and Technology Policy under the auspices of the new São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC) and the generous funding by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) .

Organizing Committee

Nicholas Vonortas, Professor at George Washington University (United States) – Co-Chair
Sérgio Robles Reis de Queiroz, Professor at DPCT / UNICAMP (Brazil) – Co-Chair
Sergio Luiz Monteiro Salles-Filho, Professor at DPCT / UNICAMP (Brazil)
André Tosi Furtado, Professor at DPCT / UNICAMP (Brazil)
Bruno Brandão Fischer, Postdoctoral Scholars at DPCT / UNICAMP (Brazil)
Paula Drummond de Castro, Postdoctoral Scholars DPCT / UNICAMP (Brazil)
Taís Herig, website support / UNICAMP (Brazil)
Claudia Silva, Technical support of Geoscience Institute / UNICAMP (Brazil)
Wanderley Cândido de Oliveira, Technical support of Geoscience Institute / UNICAMP (Brazil)

Special Needs

The Organizing Committee want to ensure your comfort and convenience at the Workshop. If you have any special needs, please let us know by sending us an email.

Contact us

Bruno Brandão Fischer –
Paula Drummond de Castro –
Phone: (+55) 19 3521-5124 (sala de pesquisa/DPCT/Unicamp)