The technology sector has a paramount role in helping Brazil to change this scenario and advance actions through:
- entrepreneurship-driven innovation,
- technological tools, and
- greener methods of doing everything from industry production to smart mobility and cities, agriculture, education, finance, logistics, public services, and so on.
For that, the digital ecosystem must be engaged to create and develop more climatech solutions.
Connected Places Catapult partnered with Innovative Hub – IdeiaGov to run The Latin America Net Zero Challenges.
This programme sought to promote business-led research & innovation partnerships between the UK and Latin American countries to create joint solutions for the most pressing net-zero challenges in the UK, Latin America and beyond, focused on:
- resilient cities;
- sustainable fuels;
- reduction of emissions;
- changing the energy matrix.
For this challenge, 30 Latin American and British startups were selected and were mentored and showcased at COP26 in Glasgow.
To ensure these solutions continue their development and will be ready to be tested with Brazilian Stakeholders, CPC and the FCDO Brazil is running a project ‘Testing Equitable Net-Zero Partnerships between UK-Brazil’.
We have selected one equitable partnership between a UK and a Brazilian SMEs to foster their collaboration and pave the way for a demonstrator of net-zero technologies in 2022. It will therefore facilitate the entrance of UK companies into the Brazilian market.
This partnership will take part in tailored support and workshops to produce their joint business and implementation plan. They will work with a professional videographer to produce their promotional video to pave the way for a future demonstrator, which could receive funds from other donors such as Brazilian Innovation agencies.