Brazil-Sweden Innovation Week at KTH

Date: Monday, 23 October 2017
Time: 08:30-12:30
Venue: KTH Library
Free of charge

We have the pleasure to invite you for the opening of the Brazilian Innovation Week in Sweden. The program starts at KTH and counts with representatives from universities, government and other parties engaged in building a cooperation agenda between the two countries.

The meeting is free of charge but registration is required. Use this link to register until 20th of October at the latest:


08:30-09:00 | Registration

09:00-09:30 | Opening by the KTH President, Professor Sigbritt Karlsson.
Keynote speakers: Elton Zacarias, Vice-Minister – Ministry of Science, Technology Innovation and Communications and Karin Röding, State Secretary, Ministry of Education and Research.

09:30-10:10 | Mobility between Brazilian and Swedish Academic Institutions – with Mauro Luiz Rabelo, Director of the Higher Education Network of the Ministry of Education; and Alexandre Hiroaki Kihara (GCUB -Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities).

10:10-10:30 | Coffee break

10:30-11:30 | Funding for academic collaboration – challenges and opportunities – with Wanderley de Souza, Science Director of FINEP; Ciro Vasquez, Senior Program Manager at VINNOVA; and Andreas Göthenberg, STINT Executive Director.

11:30-11:45 | Strengthening the cooperation – the Brazilian-Swedish Academic Collaboration Forum: presented by André Carvalho Bittencourt, Professor at Linköping University.

11:45-12:15 | Cooperation modalities including industry and civil society – with Mikael Östling, Deputy President of KTH; and Ricardo Yogui, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio).

12:15-12:30 | Closing remarks – Chair Prof. Semida Silveira, KTH, and Marcos Pinta Gama, Ambassador of Brazil in Stockholm

Contact information

If you have any questions, please send an email to

  • Embassy of Brazil in Stockholm
  • KTH