April 11, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- As
met this week in
, "a new, strategic alliance may be in the making," said
, Chairman of Brasilinvest,
's foremost merchant bank. Garnero considers the emphasis on science and innovation President Rousseff so strongly stressed during his official visit to
the United States
this week "a milestone in
's political discourse towards a more tech-intensive society."
Garnero added that "
has a lot to learn from
's professors and textbooks - and even more from the way
has been able over the years to be a truly generator of disruptive technologies, global brands and wealth."
has partnered with Brasilinvest in promoting conferences on
's development strategies. In its 2012 edition held last March at
of Business, Garnero seized the opportunity to launch the "Campinas, Technology Capital of BRICS" Project.
Campinas, about an hour drive from
, is home to some of
's more important R&D centers, knowledge-intensive industries and universities. It has been officially declared a "Global Hub of Innovation" by the United Nations Development Program 2001 Report. "Campinas ranks high in the so-called 'Technology Achievement Index' proposed by Nobel Prize Laureate Amartya Sen," Garnero indicates.
An accomplished innovator himself - Garnero is a widely acclaimed pioneer of biofuels, mobile phones and computers in
-, the Chairman of Brasilinvest believes there is an additional value-added benefit in the relationship with
. "It is not only about the hard sciences, math and technology. It is especially about management. And in today's world management comes before capital. That is also why
is such an inspiration for
's current innovation drive," he highlighted in his keynote opening speech at the MIT XV Latin America Conference.
SOURCE Forum das Americas