Discover the themes of the virtual event "II Research to Business Meeting 2021 – Projects Development for Cities of the Future in Brazil".

Smart Cities:

The paradigm of Smart City, or better, Smart Sustainable City, is a path of innovation that can be followed by Brazilian cities for the benefit of their own sustainable urban development. In this context, stakeholders need to cooperate and make efforts to provide solutions that meet the needs of the person in urban life, business activities and the environment.



Digital transformation:

The digital transformation is a wave of innovation based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) - linked to the ongoing global Industrial Revolution 4.0 - which started to operate changes in public and private organizations, in the production processes of goods and services, in the management of the territory, in the sphere of social relations and cultural dynamics. Indeed, today's society is facing a digital transformation that is characterized as a "disruptive revolution", generating a new technological level, which expands and allows multiple uses, creates new solutions and opens new horizons of action for public and private institutions and for society.

Smart City framework for Brazil, CISCO, FGV Europe



The energy sector is experiencing several paths of change in terms of digitalization, decentralization, and sustainability. There is a continuous search to identify new solutions to produce, transmit and distribute secure, clean and affordable energy for all. New market and public policy horizons are being created that are promising for the future of energy. 



City-to City cooperation:

Cooperation among local entities at the subnational level is a promising way to generate new urban experiences for sustainable development. Cooperation among cities at a global level allows for a valuable exchange of experiences, best practices, and peer-to-peer knowledge transfer in order to further improve public management and identify innovative solutions for cities.


Natural resources:

The clear relationship between the environment and human activities is becoming increasingly evident. This creates a wide range of opportunities for social actors who need to identify a set of public policies, economic-financial instruments, and technological solutions to preserve and conserve natural capital to provide ecosystem services to society as well as to the urban environment.