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The Growth of Innovation Economy

18 - 20 October




19 October

titulo venue /sesc Palladium

Translation service from Portuguese to English will be provided.


Check-in of Participants

9h30 - Room: Cinema


The participants of this Action Tank will have an opportunity to hear about different experiences of applying Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria at companies and corporations. The audience will be encouraged to contribute to the ensued discussion with panel members on the best practices concerning aligning the ESG with corporate innovation and also on the challenges that lie therein.


Tatiana Araujo

Tatiana Araújo

Alter Conteúdo Relevante

Tatiana Araujo is a sustainability specialist with over 15 years of experience and currently working as consultant and speaker. Expert in the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into business strategy, circular economy and ESG reporting, she is part of the advisory boards of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Brazil and Netherlands. She is currently ESG Manager at ALTER – Conteúdo Relevante, working also in partnership with the Global Compact Brazil and other institutions. Previously Tatiana has worked at the Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD-Brazil) and at large consultancies such as Deloitte and Bureau Veritas.


Francine Pena P

Francine Pena Póvoa

Legacy 4Business Consultoria

Director of Legacy4Business Consulting;
Guest Professor at Fundação Dom Cabral;
Member of the Executive Coordination of the Minas Gerais Chapter of IBGC – Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance;
Coordinator of the Network of Women Leaders in Governance of the Minas Gerais Chapter of IBGC;
Board Member of Instituto Capitalismo Consciente Brasil – Belo Horizonte Branch;
Member of Artemis Project Canada.

Gisele Ramos

Gisele Ramos

ESG Venture Builder

Gisele Ramos is the current CEO of ESG Ventures. Entrepreneur, speaker, and teacher, with extensive experience in the technological innovation market – she has conducted relevant projects in the innovation ecosystem of Minas Gerais in different sectors: government, industry, agribusiness and education. She graduated in graphic design (UEMG), specialized in project management (FGV), and produced her dissertation in the master’s degree in design, innovation, and sustainability (UEMG). She also had the opportunity to take complementary courses in the areas of Design Thinking (Stanford University), Entrepreneurship (University of California, Berkeley), Sustainability Strategies (Harvard Business School), and Strategic Design (Polytechnic Institute of Milan). Owner of a restless and conscious mind, the executive knows that the next unicorns tend to be technologies that promote the construction of a fairer global economy and a more sustainable world.

Ricardo Yogui

Ricardo Yogui

Innovation Ventures & Lifelong Learning

Author of the Innovation Framework ©, open model, adopted by companies, business schools and innovation hubs. Co-founder of the Angel Investor Club and collaborator and associate to ANPEI – National Association of Research and Development of Innovative Companies. Has supported the structuring of Innovation Boards and Startups Boards, combining Governance and Innovation. He advises the Innovation Agency and is a member of the Development Committee of the Scientific Technical Center of PUC-Rio. He is a C’Level mentor of the Trekker Program of Dom Cabral Foundation. He was co-organizer of the Circular Economy Innovation Forum together with the University of Technology Sydney and ECOA/PUC-Rio. Combining entrepreneurial experience in innovative businesses with a solid academic background, he collaborates in the integration of the Innovation Ecosystem (Academia – Government – Industry) to promote sustainable impacts on business, industry and society.

9h30 - Room: Teatro de Bolso


Society has made use of Biotechnology since ancient times. The use of microorganisms, plants and animals to obtain drugs and products of interest for the population has led humankind to reach new development and quality of life standards. Yet, when looking to the future, which new barriers should be broken? How far can Biotechnology contribute for the advancement of our society?


carlos zago

Carlos Zago

MKM Biotech

Graduated in Medicine from Escola Paulista de Medicina (UNIFESP), with an MBA in Strategic Business Management from FIAP, and specialization in Disruptive and Sustainable Strategies from Harvard Business School. He worked with acceleration of Health Startups and in innovation projects for the pharmaceutical industry, always seeking to improve the reality of Health in Brazil and worldwide. He is currently CEO of MKM Biotech, an investment company in biotechnology and life sciences.


Fabio Veras

Fábio Veras

Saúde Ventures

Diretor CorpLabs Cidades | Presidente do Conselho de Tecnologia & Inovação da Federação das Indústrias, PhD pela UFMG | Educação Executiva em Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Wharton, Insead | Conselheiro Titular Anatel | Presidente do Sindinfor | Investidor Saúde Ventures | Startups | Cidades Inovadoras | Foi Diretor Técnico e Diretor de Operações do Sebrae Minas e Secretário de Estado de Desenvolvimento Econômico | Criador do Fiemg Lab e do Acelera Mestrado e Doutorado

João Transmontano

João Transmontano


João Transmontano is graduated in Pharmacy by the University of Lisbon, PhD by the ETH Zurich, post-Doc in Pharmaceutical Medicine at the ECPM-Basel, Professor of Global Business Strategy, Ethics and Leadership in S. Diego, CA, MBA in Marketing. Started his career in Regulatory Affairs, Business Development, Area Management in companies such as Sandoz, Mepha and Vifor AG and was consultant to Kemin Foods, USA. Lead biopharmaceutical projects in PR China. Served as Director of Abiquifi (Brazilian Pharmochemical Industry Association) and also in other professional associations. Speaks fluently 6 languages. Currently serves as CEO of Entogenex Europe in Portalegre-Portugal dedicated to biotechnology and public health with a global reach. Is also member of the board of Finao Biotech and Portus Pharma.


Juliana Saliba

Biotech Town

Juliana Saliba holds a degree in Industrial Pharmacy from the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), a Master’s and PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and a Postdoctoral degree in Materials Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), as well as a Postdoctoral degree in Life Sciences from INSERM Paris (France).She has an academic background as a professor of pharmaceutical technology, cosmetics and business modeling. Since 2013 she has been working with innovation, intellectual property strategy and entrepreneurship. In 2018, Juliana joined BiotechTown where she works in prospecting new technologies and startups, evaluating potential opportunities and providing knowledge on how to transform science into benefits for society. She has over 10 scientific publications, mentored over 300 early-stage startups and contributed to developing the entrepreneurial mindset of over 2000 students.

11h00 - Room: Cinema


The key subject of this session is waste recovery for the construction of a circular economy. As by a definition waste recovery means any operation the principal result of which is waste serving a useful purpose by replacing other materials which would otherwise have been used to fulfil a particular function, different types of recovery operations exist. This panel session, thus, aims at addressing this ample topic from different perspectives.


Maria de Lurdes Lopes

Maria de Lurdes Lopes


Maria de Lurdes Lopes is currently a Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Member of the Management Board of the R&D Unit CONSTRUCT, Chairman of the Board of the Laboratory for Testing Construction Materials (LEMC) and Member of the Sustainability Committee of FEUP. She has a Degree in Civil Engineering, FEUP (1977), MSc in Soil Mechanics, FCT-UNL (1996), PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Porto (1992) and Aggregation in Civil Engineering, University of Porto (2001). Her main research interests/competences are Circular Economy and sustainability, circular construction, waste as raw-material, Construction materials, Environmental Geotechnics. Geosynthetics. Her main activities include the following: Principal Research of 24 research projects and team member of 10 research projects in the area of geosynthetics, environmental geotechnics, circular economy and sustainability, Supervisor of 100 scientific research papers (Post-Doc, PhD, MSc), author/co-author of more than 350 scientific papers in books, book chapters, journals and conferences. Prof. Lurde Lopes is also a Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the Priority Research Area of “Climate and environmental protection, modern energy” of the Silesian University of Technology, Poland, Scientific co-coordinator of the Thematic Agenda for Research and Innovation in Circular Economy of the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), board member of Smart Waste Portugal Association (ASWP), since 2015, representative of UP in the Collaborative Laboratory for Circular Economy (CECOLAB), and executive member of the Board of Directors of CECOLAB.


Beatriz Luz

Beatriz Luz

Exchange 4 Change Brasil (E4CB)

With 10 years of international experience, Beatriz has created a system thinking mindset and the ability to gather people for a common purpose, build networks and facilitate unusual business connections. Back in her home country, Brazil, she has been determined to introduce solutions for the sustainable development of the country. As an entrepreneur she has created the Brazilian Network for Life Cycle Thinking and recently, under her own strategic consultancy, she has created the Brazilian Circular Economy Hub. At present, with Exchange4Change Brasil, Beatriz assists organisations to re-think their business models, re-design products and process and gain competitive advantage through the circular economy mindset and strategies. By applying its own unique global collaborative methodology, she has already worked with specialists from the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK with an aim to co-create and adapt global solutions to the Brazilian reality.

João Nunes

João Nunes


Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Coimbra), Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (University of Coimbra) and PhD in Biosciences (University of Coimbra and CSIC). Founder, President and CEO of BLC3 (Technology and Innovation Campus) and President of CECOLAB (Collaborative Laboratory Towards a Circular Economy); Coordinator of the Research Unit “Centre Bio: Biorefineries, Bioindustries and Bioproducts” and coordinator of the Research Infrastructure of National Strategic Interest in Circular Economy. Creator of an R&D network of more than 60 entities, from 9 European countries, in the areas of Bioeconomy and Circular Economy;

Lino Maia

Lino Maia


Lino Manuel Serra Maia completed a PhD in civil engineering in 2011 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and a degree in civil engineering in 2005 also at FEUP. He is currently an Assistant Researcher at FEUP, belonging to the research unit CONSTRUCT – Institute of Structural and Construction R&D. His main research interests are: sustainability and circular economy in construction, new construction materials, efficient and smart construction, self-compacting concrete, high-performance concrete, geopolymer concrete, low carbon concrete, recycled concrete, CDW, incorporation of by-products in construction, concrete structures, concrete durability, construction with 3D printing, artificial intelligence in construction, automation and digitalization of construction.

11h00 - Room: Teatro de Bolso


What technologies can be applied to provide a better quality of life for citizens, from the perspective of comfort, accessibility, ethics, and sustainability? Aiming to answer these and other related questions, this Action Tank discusses solutions that have been implemented, based on state-of-the-art technologies, and that are benefiting the citizen, both from an individual perspective and from the perspective of the society where they live, in a broader sense.



Wilson Caldeira


Wilson Caldeira holds a Master’s degree in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from the University of Porto. He has specialization in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from Stanford University and in Management from Fundação D. Cabral. He has a post-graduate degree in Marketing from FGV and a degree in Computer Science from UFRJ. He was angel investor and co-founder of an e-health startup and director of marketing and sales of technology-based companies. He is CEO & Co-founder of Caldeira Marketing Consulting, where he acts as mentor and consultant for companies and startups. He is also a guest professor at Fundação D. Cabral and Vice President of Digital Transformation & Technological Entrepreneurship at Fumsoft.


Berta Ulmo Wert

Berta Ulmo Wert

Concert Technologies

Berta Ulmo Wert is a professional with several years of experience as Commercial Director at Concert Technologies, a company with more than 40 years of experience in the automation sector in the electrical sector and in the Brazilian aerospace sector. Concert has a very strong innovative bias, a brand for which it is recognized in the market.
Graduated as an automation engineer at the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics and Master of Science in Economics also at the same institute.
She also holds an MBA in Business Management from the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute-IBMEC.

patricia santos

Patrícia Santos


Patrícia Maria Cardoso Santos, 35 years old
Graduated in Physiotherapy at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in July/2011.
Master in Cardiovascular Sciences by Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais October/2019.
COO of the startup Avulta Inclusive Professional Hiring.
Massotherapy course instructor – Rede Incluir program – Pro-Rector of Extension PUC Minas.
Author of “Plano de triagem individual profissional: estudo para avaliação, capacitação e contratação de pessoas com deficiência (PCD)”, published by CONECTE-SE! INTERDISCIPLINARY EXTENSION MAGAZINE from PUC Minas.

Vivian Campos

Vivian Campos Araújo

RCI Consulting

Vivian Campos is a Senior Information Technology Executive with extensive experience in managing large sales and technical teams, focused on delivery products and IT projects implementation for large corporations of Government sectors, mining, retail, automotive industry, and banks.
Chief Marketing Officer at RCI Consulting, after 23 years as a Head of Product and Innovation. Also responsible for managing the relationship between RCI and the principal Business Partner, IBM, where drives the strategic management, defining the main initiatives for products and solutions.
As one of the RCI Partner, has more than 30 years of experience in managing strategies, people, and business.
Graduated in Business Administration / International Relations Specialist/ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at Stanford / International Certified in Digital Marketing – DMI.



13h30 - Room: Cinema


The emission reduction goals set for 2030 are ambitious. The planet urges for decarbonization in order to prevent an unprecedented catastrophe by limiting the rise in global temperature and controlling climatic changes. Even if there is now no obligation to uphold the international agreements for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the industries must steer to this direction. This panel seeks to discuss the role of intelligent manufacturing in sustainable production, which aids in reducing climatic changes and is also accessible to small and medium-sized businesses.


Mariana Yasbeck

Mariana Yazbeck

Innovation Consultant and Product Lider at IEBT Innovation

With an Executive MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral and a BA in International Relations from PUC Minas, he has 20 years of experience in science, technology and innovation projects and programs. She has extensive experience in innovation management and open innovation strategies and national and international cooperation involving innovation projects, research and development (R&D). She was manager of the Innovation Program of Fiat Powertrain for Latin America, creating and implementing the open innovation strategy for high efficiency engines. She was Operations Director of SOFTEX Nacional, implementing the area of innovation and internationalization. She joined the Fiemg System in 2017 when she assumed the Management of Technological Entrepreneurship and manager of the Fab Lab Open Lab SENAI MG, developing actions and projects that promote access and democratization of technology and innovation. In 2018 she took over the management of Fiemg Lab – Fiemg System Hub for accelerating startups and promoting open innovation for industry, accelerating and connecting dozens of startups to industries throughout Brazil and supporting the industry to perform open innovation with startups. At Fundep she was an innovation advisor developing Innovation Programs involving companies – universities and government. Currently, Mariana is a consultant in innovation strategy and organizational development product leader of the company IEBT Innovation.


Diego Dandrea

Diego D’Andrea


Lead UX Designer and Head of Digital Product Design at Firjan SENAI’s Innovation Institute for Virtual Production Systems (ISI-SVP) with over 10 years of experience, he graduated in Game Design from PUC Minas and holds an MBA in UX Strategy Management and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Emotional Design. Diego has extensive experience as Product Designer and UX Manager on a wide variety of innovation projects, including Simulators, Digital Twins, SaaS and both Augmented and Virtual Reality Applications. He is currently leading the Design Team at ISI SVP, that develops applied research projects for nationwide industries.


Gil Gonçalves


Gil Gonçalves is an Assistant Professor at FEUP and a researcher at SYSTEC, with more than 20 years of experience in systems development, specialising in systems engineering, control architectures and design of software for industrial applications. Gil coordinates the Digital and Intelligent Industry Research Lab, and he is not only an experienced academic and researcher but also a recognised innovation and entrepreneurship expert. Principal researcher (PI) in several European and Portuguese R&D projects, Gil is also a member of the Portuguese National Network of Mentors for Young entrepreneurs and co-founder of 4 technology-based start-ups.
Gil is the coordinator of the INVENTHEI project, an activity funded by the HEI Initiative that involves 6 European Universities. The goal of INVENTHEI is to help partners boost their entrepreneurial capabilities at all levels and unlock their innovation potential.


Túlio Duarte Christofoletti

Harbour Informática Industrial

Partner and COO at HarboR Inteligência Industrial, a company of 4.0 solutions in the areas of production control and quality control (MES and SPC) and pioneer in solutions for Industry 4.0 in Brazil, graduated in Computer Science at UFSC and since 2002 has worked in more than 50 projects of production control and quality control for industries of all sizes in Brazil and other countries such as Canada, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, France, Italy, Slovakia and China. He is co-founder and current director of ACATE’s Vertical Group Manufacturing 4.0, a group of technology companies for the manufacturing industry that aims to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 concepts in Brazil. He is a member of ABII and is co-founder of the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster that brings together entities such as ACATE VM, GT-MaV from Abimaq and ABII that work for the topic of Industry 4.0 to advance in the Brazilian industrial park.x

13h30 - Room: Teatro de Bolso


This panel session focuses on critical raw materials which are crucial for the (future) economic development. The discussion will centre around the reliable and uninterrupted access to certain raw materials that has become a growing concern at the global level.


Ronaldo Barquette

Ronaldo Barquette

Invest Minas

He has been Director of Investment Attraction at Invest Minas since 2019, responsible for promoting investments in Minas Gerais in the sectors of renewable energy, transport (aerospace, railways, automotive and auto parts, electric vehicles, among others), electro-electronics, medical-hospital equipment and mining, steel, metallurgy and metalmechanics.
Member of the Board of Directors at IAS – Indústria de Aviação e Serviços since June 2021. Strategic defense company, focused on solutions and maintenance of aeronautical engines for the armed forces, for commercial aviation and private aircraft.
He is part of the Energy, Oil and Gas Industry Chamber and the Automotive Industry Chamber, as well as being a member of the Infrastructure Council, all from FIEMG.
He has a degree in Business Administration from UNINCOR, a post-graduate degree in Strategic Business Management from FACECA and a Special Program in International Relations from the Dom Cabral Foundation.


Gustavo Kolmar


Civil Engineer graduated from UFRJ – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Master in Finance from
Macquarie University (Sydney), with focus on capital markets. He has 10 years of experience in the
Oil&Gas market, mainly in the areas of pricing and project management, both downstream (Esso
Brasileira de Petróleo) and upstream (Dril-Quip). He was responsible for the structuring of
concessions to the private sector, such as Expominas in Belo Horizonte and Minascentro. He is active
in attracting, structuring, and developing investment projects in traditional and innovative sectors.
He actively participated in the MGgrafeno project that has a pilot plant with graphene production, in
a partnership with UGMG/CDTN, and LabFab-ITR, the first laboratory factory of rare earth magnets
in the southern hemisphere.

Leandro Rossi

Leandro Rossi

Mining Hub

Director of Mining Hub, professional with +20 years of solid career in executive positions in the areas of Strategy, ESG, Business Development, Innovation and Marketing & Sales in multinational companies, covering various segments


Rogério Marques Ribas


Mr. Rogerio M. Ribas earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and his Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Uberlandia. He then earned an MBA in Business Administration and Management from University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Mr. Rogério Ribas has extensively experience in chemical processes, project management, market and product development having worked for global companies as MANAH, BUNGE, OCP and SHELL developing applied technology as well as improving industrial processes. He joined CBMM in 2011 to develop new applications for niobium in the field of chemical, electronics, smart and functional materials. Since 2019 he holds the position of Executive Manager for Battery Products at CBMM aiming to develop a new business arm for CBMM in the global lithium ion batteries.

15h00 - Room: Cinema


Integrated logistics hinges on the timely performance from the delivery of raw materials to manufacturing to warehousing to final delivery to the customer. It also demands that any changes or delays in the logistics processes be quickly communicated so that promises do customers  kept and transparent. Advanced logistics allows enterprises to collect and organise data to guide insights, bring inside intelligent solutions, and automate activity aiming to cost-savings, increase performance, and ensure customers get their orders on time. This panel will seeks to detail the main trends and innovation tools mostly utilized by enterprises to achieve these above mentioned performances.


paulo resende

Paulo Resende


Paulo Resende is professor of logistics, transportation, operations planning and supply chain at Fundação Dom Cabral. He is Coordinator of the Infrastructure, Supply Chain and Logistics Center at FDC and is the researcher responsible for the Infrastructure Platform in Transport Logistics, PILT FDC. He is also editor-in-chief of DOM Magazine. Paulo has a Ph.D. in Transportation Planning Planning and Logistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) and a master’s Transportation Planning and Engineering from Memphis State University (USA). He is a member of the Supply Chain Council (USA) and author of books in the areas of logistics, transportation, value chain and supply chain management. He is a board member of the Brazilian Association of Logistics Operators, ABOL.


Avenor Teixeira de Carvalho Neto


Born in Araxá/MG, 59 years old, married, 4 children. Technical Accountant, graduated in Business Administration and Marketing, MBA in Business Management, specialization in Marketing, Finance, Logistics and Strategy in Value Chains.
Predominant professional experience in two areas: Commercial and Logistics. At Martins for 29 years, in 1993 he started as Purchasing Manager, moved to Sales Management, Sales Division Management. In 2003 he took on the Logistics Directory, then covering also Supply Chain, where he stayed until 2009, when he returned to the Sales Directory. In 2018 he returned again to Logistics and Supply Chain, assuming the Board of Operations of the company, responsible for 6 DCs, 40 Crossdocking Branches, 25 transit points, operating 360,000 deliveries / month. Currently leading the implementation of the Project Logistics 4.0, whose main objective is to enable and make available all the know how and the logistical footprint, present and under implementation, to serve customers 1P and 3P, totaling 6 DCs, 24 HUBs and 81 distribution points in Brazil.
Main hobby: ranch in Serra da Canastra.


Marcelo Farias

BH Airport

Marcelo Farias is manager of the Multimodal Logistics Hub of BH Airport and works to strengthen the International Airport of Belo Horizonte as a center of international cargo distribution by sky, land and sea. With over 20 years of experience in the areas of Logistics, Foreign Trade and Supply Chain, he worked in national and multinational companies, leaders in the segments of air cargo transport, fuel distribution, infrastructure, international cargo management. He also stands out for his leadership in transforming, multidisciplinary and integration projects for process improvement, control and governance.


Martin Gravetti


Martín is a researcher and currently an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at UFMG. He was director of the Research Development Foundation of UFMG (2018-2022), and does consulting work for several organizations. Current research interests include, complex systems, complex networks, industrial process logistics and optimization, and organizational culture. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina) and a Masters and PhD in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) with a period at the University of Florida (USA). During the period 2007-2010 he was a research academic at the University of Newcastle (Australia) and did post-doctoral studies at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain). He has published more than 40 articles in international journals, advised 6 PhD and 10 MSc students, and is currently a CNPq 1B productivity scholar.

15h00 - Room: Teatro de Bolso


Translation Service: It will be offered from English to Portuguese .

The expert panel members of this Action Tank shall engage in discussion over the present and future challenges of e-mobility – from modest battery performance, underdeveloped charging infrastructures to the continuously high prices of electric cars with regard to private transport, among others. Yet the panel will also delve into the encouraging aspects that speak in favour of an ever-wider adoption of electric vehicles.


Glen Cezane

Glenn Cezanne

CharIn/Time & Place Consulting

With a career focused on Public Affairs, Public Relations and Association Management on the international stage, Glenn understands the political decision-making landscape with the aim of creating effective communication strategies, whether it is to have an impact on a piece of legislation in the EU pipeline or to increase political attention on specific issues of interest to clients.


armando araujo

Armando Araújo


Armando Araújo received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 from the University of Porto. Presently he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto where he teaches courses in the areas of analog electronics, power electronics, automotive electronics and signal acquisition and processing within the Integrated Master in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is involved with R&D in the fields of modeling, simulation, design and control of power electronic systems for electrical mobility and grid interface with renewable energy sources. His research activity is developed within the Research Center for Systems and Technologies (SYSTEC). He is a member of the Portuguese Engineering Association.


Janayna Bhering


Engineer with a masters degree in Science and Technology, specialist in statistics applied to processes (Six Sigma Black Belt), innovation management and project management. She has been working in the innovation ecosystem for 20 years, which allowed her to structure a large network of connections and strategic partners ranging from government, funding agents, companies and ICTs. Raised about R$2 billion for innovative projects, more than 1000 startups mentored, more than 100 large companies served in the innovation theme. She acts as new business executive and government relations at Fundep, director of the Founder Institute MG, President of the Innovation Council and Executive VP of Acminas. She works in public and private projects that aim the economic development through innovation such as ROTA 2030 that aims to increase the competitiveness of the automotive chain, PNME – National Platform for Electric Mobility, VERDE- Innovation Hub in clean and renewable energy, among others.

Leonardo V. Brandão

Leonardo V. Brandão

EVBRAS Mobility

Economist, MBA in Finance – IBMEC, Cofounder EVBRAS Mobility. Idealizer of the Ampère Event. Director of Lemob – Electric Mobility Laboratory. Expertise in business strategy, whether greenfield or post-acquisition integrations, risk and opportunity analysis, M&A, investments and IT initiatives. Vast interaction with the innovation and technology ecosystem, especially in the electric mobility scenario.

16h15 - Room: Cinema


Undoubtedly, one of the most critical and pressing challenges of our time is the energy transition – replacing the use of fossil fuels with renewable sources in energy production, thus being able to deliver on sustainable, efficient but also affordable low carbon energy. The expert members of this panel aim at giving their contribution to this ample and complex theme by involving the participants in the discussion.


Antônio Harley

Antonio Harley


Graduated in Civil Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Kennedy in 1987. He holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, 1997. In 2011 he attended the “Transformational Leadership Program” at MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Specialist in Renewable Energy from UFMG – Federal University of Minas Gerais and currently a master’s student in hydric engineering at UNIFEI – Federal University of Itajubá in MG.
He was General Manager of engineering and development of energy business of Vale S.A., acting globally for 15 years. He managed the recovery of the areas affected by the Samarco dam collapse in Minas Gerais and worked for 11 years in the development of infrastructure projects in Africa, Asia, South and Central America for Andrade Gutierrez.


Adriano Carvalho


Adriano da Silva Carvalho, Full Professor, PhD degree in ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) by University of Porto, Member of General Council of University of Porto and Head of the Department of ECE in the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP). Prof. Carvalho has 25 PhD supervisions, 160 publications in Scopus – 5% book chapters, 20% international journals articles, 75% international conferences articles, 1355 Citations, 79 highly influential citations, 3 international grant patents. Last 5 years include the participation in 4 European projects: Marie Curie ITN – MEDOW – Multi-terminal DC grid for offshore wind (ID: 317221); INNODC – Innovative tools for offshore wind and DC grids (ID: 765585); H2020 – IN2RAIL – Innovative Intelligent Rail, (ID: 635900); H2020 – IN2STEMPO – Innovative Solutions in Future Stations, Energy Metering and Power Supply (ID: 777515) and 5 ANI National projects: R&D of a new technology in railway traction systems – ID_Traction, PowerFlow: Development of Energy Storage Systems, H2-UI4PT: H2 Usage Improvement for Public Transport, INDTECH 4.0- New technologies for intelligent manufacturing; iRail – Doctoral Program in Innovative Systems and Technologies for the Railways.


Donorvan Rodrigues Fagundes


Professional with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Master’s in Power Systems and MBA in Business Management, with over 15 years of experience in the electrical sector where he worked in energy commercialization, R&D&I projects, Innovation and Energy Efficiency/ANEEL, Intellectual Property, Lei do Bem, people management, tax and accounting management, manufacturing processes, financing, among others.
Experience in companies such as AMBEV, CPFL Energia, AES Brasil, Santo Antonio Energia and Cemig.


Rodrigo Mariano

Forest Ventures

Rodrigo Mariano is CEO of Forest Venture Builder, a company dedicated to investing and developing startups in the areas: Forestry, Environment and Climate.
For over 15 years he has worked as an executive and entrepreneur in the forestry, sugarcane and financial sectors, with experience in the areas of Human Resources, Corporate Governance, Strategy and Innovation.
During his Master’s he researched Sustainable Competitive Advantages, concluding that Innovation and Strategic Alliances improve business competitiveness. A characteristic of her work is the engagement of stakeholders in relevant themes such as Employment and Income, themes that connect business and universities in the same purpose.

16h15 - Room: Teatro de Bolso


At the centre of this session, is the topic of achieving sustainable crops for future generations in a technology-based economy. With great experience in bringing academia and the market together, the moderator will lead the debate on some of the themes that form the basis of this sustainable innovation in agribusiness. For this, panelists with experience and innovative vision in the areas of farmer education, intelligent management of water resources, and venture capital investments for the development of new solutions for the sector have been invited.


Adriana Ferreira


Graduated in Chemical Engineering (1995), Master’s (1998) and PhD (2002) in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlândia. In 2015/2016, post-doctorate at North Carolina State University (NC State), Raleigh (USA), in Innovation Management field. Since 2007, professor and researcher at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), in the Department of Production and Mechanical Engineering (DEP), where I was Head of Department, from 2017-2019. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the Viçosa Regional Development Technological Center (CenTev / UFV), a body that brings together the Business Incubator, the Viçosa Technology Park (tecnoPARQ), the Junior Firms Center and the Social Development Center (Nudese). I am the Presidente Director of Innovation Network of Minas Gerais State Association (RMI). Coordinates co the Public Policy Advisory Chamber of Funding Agency of Minas Gerais State (Fapemig). Researcher at the Professional Master in Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property (MPITIP) at UFMG and at the Master in Economics at UFV. She coordinates the lato sensu postgraduate course in Production Management. She is tutor of the Tutorial Education Program (PET) of the production engineering course and is the leader of the research and technological extension group, Management Technologies Center (NTG).


Helena Neiva

Helena Neiva

Plantaforma do Campo

Graduated in Social Communication (UFMG), with post-graduation in School Management (Pitágoras College) and specialization in Early Childhood Development (Harvard University).
Educator, responsible for the development and implementation of high social impact projects for people in different vulnerability degrees, encompassing programs for early childhood development, improvement of student learning in public schools, and humanization of the penitentiary system.
Currently chairs the Pitágoras Foundation, social branch of Cogna, one of the world’s leading educational organizations, and leads the movements Conspiração Mineira (Minas Gerais Conspiracy) and Aliança Brasileira pela Educação (Brazilian Alliance for Education).
CEO of Plantaforma do Campo (Rural Producer Platform), a startup created at Fazenda Alegria with a focus on Education for Sustainable Agriculture Practices.


Leo Dias


Léo Dias is CEO of NovoAgro Ventures, a Corporate Venture Builder initiative of the Faemg System (Federation of Agriculture and Livestock of Minas Gerais) and FCJ Ventures Group, to develop and accelerate technology solutions for agribusiness.
Electrical Engineer, graduated from UFMG, founder and former partner of DM Promoções, one of the largest events companies in Brazil, he was Under-Secretary of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Minas Gerais (2015/18), responsible for programs to foster entrepreneurship and innovation such as Seed (startup acceleration), Finit (international technology fair) and Hub Digital Minas.

Mardey Rodrigues


Mechatronics engineer, expert in technologies that solve connectivity problems in rural properties, currently CEO of RuhWater, a remote sensing water resource management startup.