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September 28, 2021
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

September 29, 2021
03:00 PM - 05:15 PM

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Photo: Daniel Herrera/SEDEC-RN

PROGRAM

All scheduled events will take place virtually via the ZOOM platform

Forum Connect RN is a platform to promote the research, development and innovation ecosystem of the State of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil) and leverage discussion and knowledge exchange on global challenges of the current and future times, creating opportunities for international collaboration to develop innovative solutions. To achieve this, a multi-disciplinary approach is key to building the path to a resilient and sustainable city, where local government prioritises nature and people on a disaster and risks prevention and social equity approach. A joint effort that requires the engagement of the public and private sectors, along with the local communities, the young people and the research and innovation ecosystem to promote a just and fair transition to a greener, healthier, safer, and happier society.

03:00 PM - 03:10 PM

Opening Session

Jaime Calado Government Representative of Rio Grande do Norte
03:10 PM - 04:30 PM

Panel 1: Research, Development and Innovation Ecosystem of Rio Grande do Norte

This panel will show how the Rio Grande do Norte network, in Brazil’s northeast, is working to tackle some global challenges. The speakers also will present and respond about their multilateral research and innovation initiatives related to health, IT, and renewable energies, in order to explore how the challenges and needs of regional actors are affecting the strategy of innovation actors throughout the globe.

Álvaro Dias (to confirm) Mayor of Natal/RN

A multi-disciplinary approach is key to building the path to a resilient and sustainable city, where the local government prioritises nature and people on a disaster and risks prevention and social equity approach. A joint effort that requires the engagement of the public and private sectors, along with the local communities, the young people and the research and innovation ecosystem to promote a just and fair transition to a greener, healthier, safer and happier society.

The panel will explore how other Latin American cities with the RDI ecosystem are making their way to become more resilient and sustainable in face of global challenges posed by Climate Change and world pandemics. With a focus on experiences addressing natural disasters prevention such as flooding and drought, unemployment, and ways of addressing the panellists shed light on:

  • Why regions should address global challenges in their journey to become resilient and how innovation and international collaboration can bring about change and effective solutions;
  • Why we need to embed global challenges innovation in local decision-making and how the RD&I ecosystems can promote more efficient, fairer and sustainable responses;
  • How can local citizens engage on this journey and become change makers?

Participants

Photo: Acervo Emprotur

FAQ

This event is being organized by the Potiguar Internationalization Network which is composed of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, SEBRAE, FIERN, City Hall of Natal, Government of Rio Grande do Norte, Metrópole Digital Tech Park, and PAX.
The event will be online by the ZOOM platform. The language of the event will be English. There will be a translation from portuguese to english and english to portuguese.
You can subscribe for both days of the event through this link.
The event is all free.
Everyone interested in overcoming, in a collaborative and innovative way, the current and future global challenges in areas of excellence of the Potiguar ecosystem and in promoting future international cooperation.
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In case of doubts or more details, please contact thercio@imd.ufrn.br.