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Ana Flávia Ferro

I hold a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Campinas (Unicamp, 2002), and a Master and PhD degree in Science and Technology Policy from the same University (Unicamp, 2006 and 2010). Part of my doctoral research was done at the Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory (GAEL – UPMF/INRA), from the University Pierre Mendès-France, France (2007-2008). My Master dissertation was about technological opportunities, competitive strategies and legal environment related to the sustainable use of Biodiversity by Brazilian companies and my Doctoral research was about practices and competences in collaborative R&D, specially those related to open innovation corporate strategies.I am currently Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Studies on the Organization of Research and Innovation (GEOPI) and at the Laboratory of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and International Commerce (LEICI), both at University of Campinas, Brazil (UNICAMP). I also have a position as Associate Consultant at Elabora Consulting. Before that, I had a position as researcher in the Partnerships and Innovation Management Department of the company Natura (2006-2007), where I took part on the team responsible for implementing the “open innovation” strategy of the company. I have been working on consulting and research projects mainly focused on R&D and innovation planning, management and assessment. Besides that, my research interests are:

  • Strategic alliances, open innovation and innovation networks;
  • Industrial Dynamics of Innovation, specially in the Cosmetics and Toiletries, Sanitation, Energy, and Agriculture businesses and industries;
  • Sustainability (sustainable development, sustainable use of biodiversity, access to genetic resources, and corporate social and environmental responsibility).

    André Cherubini Alves

    André has a PhD in Management of Technology and Innovation at the Innovation Research Center in Brazil (NITEC) at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. He had been a Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for Business Innovation at UC Berkeley under the supervision of David Teece. Andre has accumulated nine years of experience on innovation research and consulting in different industrial sectors in Brazil. His PhD thesis focuses on the dynamics of industrial organization in the Shipbuilding and Offshore Sector. His research and professional interests are: innovation and dynamic capabilities of the firm, technological interfaces and industrial organization dynamics. At InSySPo, André is a Postdoctoral researcher on Knowledge-Intensive Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystems.

      Bernardo Pereira Cabral

      Bernardo Pereira Cabral holds a doctorate degree from the Economics Department at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has a solid background in qualitative research and technology foresight. He is currently a researcher at Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Latin America’s biggest public health organization, and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Public Health of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Most of his work includes healthcare and innovation-related topics using qualitative research strategies.

        Paulo Henrique Assis Feitosa

        Paulo has a PhD in Economics at the Economics Institute at University of Campinas. He had been a Visiting Research Scholar at the SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit at University of Sussex (UK) under the supervision of Professor Pari Patel. Paulo has accumulated twelve years of experience on innovation research and consulting in the public and private sectors. His PhD thesis focuses on diversification and technological search in climate change mitigation technologies. His research and professional interests are: Diversification, technology search, priority setting and decision making under uncertainty​. At InSySPo, Paulo is a Postdoctoral researcher on Evaluation of Research and Development and Innovation (R&D&I) Programs​.