Information Technology in Brazil: Microsoft signs agreement to help Brazilian companies

The Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and Microsoft announced recently had reached an agreement to create business accelerators focused on technology in Brazil. The announcement was made during the inauguration of the technology center of the U.S. company in the country.

The idea is that the partnership will stimulate the creation of startups – early-stage companies – mainly in the areas of Brazilian games, education, energy, telecommunications and healthcare.

Accelerator will be six in six Brazilian cities, with at least ten startups each. For now, only four cities have been defined: Sao PauloRio de Janeiro, Recife and Salvador.

The new companies were in incubators during the three years, with access to technologies provided by Microsoft. The U.S. company already has a similar program of incentives to small companies, called BizSpark, which has served more than 2,000 startups in Brazil, the company representative said.

via G1 – Government and Microsoft close deal to encourage Brazilian companies – Technology News and Games.

Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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