EU-Brazil Innovation Pitch Competition

**Breaking news: we have a winner!**

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What is the EU - Brazil Innovation Pitch?

The EU-Brazil Innovation Pitch is a contest giving promising researchers/innovators the chance to showcase their projects and ideas to solve some of the challenges faced by our globalised world.

By awarding the winner a trip to Europe, the organisers reinforce their commitment to increase international scientific and innovation collaboration. The competition is jointly organised by EURAXESS Brazil, CONFAP and ENRICH Brazil, with the support of the EU Delegation to Brazil. It takes place in the framework of a broader EU-Brazil cooperation event focused on bridging Research & Innovation.


Beatriz Gasparini Reis, post-doctoral researcher, at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), won the competition with her innovation project on Water treatment & low cost technologies

Beatriz Gasparini Reis and the EU Ambassador to Brazil

Beatriz Gasparini Reis and the EU Ambassador to Brazil, Ignacio Ybáñez



The selection committee has carefully analysed the 80 applications submitted for the EU-Brazil innovation Pitch and selected the 5 best candidates to present in the LIVE finals held in Brasilia on 10 December in the context of a larger event entitled EU-Brazil Cooperation in Research and Innovation. Find the complete programme: bit.ly/EUBRInnovation2019. More pictures: http://bit.ly/EUBRInnov2019_Photos


The finalists were:

  • Ana Paula Furtado, professor and researcher, Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Innovation project on Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

  • Beatriz Gasparini Reis, post-doctoral researcher, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Innovation project on Water treatment & low cost technologies

  • Fabiana Noronha Dornelles, post-doctoral researcher, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Innovation project on ICT for Health

  • Glaucia Vieira, professor and researcher, Federal University of Tocantins (UFT), Innovation project on Waste transformation, Bioenergy & Energy Transition

  • Patricia Farias, PhD candidate, Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Innovation project on Green alternatives to Plastic Waste





What is a Pitch?

A pitch is a short description of an idea, product or company that explains the concept in a way such that any listener can understand it in a short period of time. This description typically explains who the thing is for, what it does, why it is needed, and how it will get done.

The name — elevator pitch— reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. Therefore, the main focus of an elevator pitch should be making it short and direct.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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