The micro and small entrepreneurs, from conventional high impact ones (startups) from Curitiba are being prepared to adopt a new business culture. The program envisages the use of technology as an ally of growth, the adoption of more modern management, the sharing of ideas and the commitment to the creative and collaborative economy as a development strategy.
The Vale do Pinhão Good Business Program is the result of a reformulation of the City's business training program. It is the result of three months of collaborative work, in an action that mobilized several members of the city's innovation ecosystem, from universities to startups and public sector private sector. "The process of building the new program involved 23 partners, including representatives from the City Hall, universities, development agencies, management specialists and the third sector," explains the president of the Curitiba Agency, Cris Alessi.
The mobilization of the entire ecosystem for the creation of Vale do Pinhão - Good Business, by itself, is already an innovation, and shows the collaborative work that is happening in the City, putting to work together professional and specialists, many of them competitors in their areas, to think together the way to develop entrepreneurship in Curitiba.
The Lighthouses of Knowledge and Innovation evolved from the original Lighthouses of Knowledge by having part of the facilities transformed into a makerspace, a free creation laboratory for the public schools network of the City, based on pedagogical practices that stimulate research in a fun way.
Technology permeates all other pillars, but deserves a special chapter when we talk about Smart Cities, as it is the anchor that supports and connects the City and its citizens . Applications that facilitate the population's access to public services, digital infrastructure in the city, connected equipment and new energies are the focus of actions.
Saúde Já Curitiba (Health Care App) is the application that enables the scheduling of the first service at the Municipal Health Unit, the gateway to the Unified Health System (SUS) in the city of Curitiba.
The app also functions as a means of communication between the Municipal Health Service and the citizen, connected with your medical history and informing about other vaccination vaccines of public interest in the city.
This pillar is about tranforming the city in a sustainable and humane way. Abandoned spaces are revitalized. New energies are used. Awreness about the sustainable process, creative and circular economy are put in the daily life of the citizens. Curitiba offers itself to the citizen with all the opportunities and possibilities as a living city with Urban laboratories.
Bringing awareness of urban citizens, in a creative and innovative way, teaching about the entire production process and the transversality of the food cycle, and addressing, in addition, to cultivation, environmental, social, educational and health issues.
With actions in this pillar, Curitiba's innovation ecosystem remains active, motivated and integrated. Not only we help the growth of the existing ecosystem but we attract new players to the city as well. Actors of this scenario are Universities, Class Entities, Public Agencies, Industries, Commerce and Companies with a focus on innovation.
Paiol Digital seeks the engagement of people connected to the world of Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: by bringing selected speakers we present the citizens new topics of discussion along with cultural interventions and local gastronomy displays, spreading the culture of innovation among the citizens.
With this format we create a networking environment and fostering actions aimed at the development of the city, people and business.
There is no development without legal protection and due process of law. Modernizing laws, reducing bureaucracy, encouraging activities and bringing legal certainty are the goals of this pillar.
Beside the Program for tax incentive called Tecnoparque, representatives of universities, startups, entities from the productive sector, development institutions and the civil society of the capital participated in August of the public hearing on the Innovation Law in progress at the City Hall of Curitiba.
The Project in discussion (the Innovation Law and the creation of a Municipal Innovation Council) was an initiative of the current Mayor and is the result of a joint work of the entire sector focused on innovation.