The event was held on November 29-30 from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., at Fundação Getúlio Vargas auditorium.
The “I International Seminar on Innovation Policy” –was organized by CEST in partnership with FGV Projects, Brasscom (Associação Brasileira das Empresas de Tecnologia da Informação e Comunicação), Anpei (Associação Nacional de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento das Empresas Inovadoras) and CNI (Confederação Nacional da Indústria). The objective of the initiative was to discuss the relevance of innovation tax incentives as a funding tool to the national technological development and to the coupling of the Brazilian economy in the global value chains, taking under consideration macroeconomic, microeconomic and fiscal policy perspectives.
The thematic blocks were propositional and aimed at engaging the stakeholders in bringing their practical perceptions about the difficulties of using the incentive and potential alternatives capable of making the Brazilian regime of innovation tax Incentives (“Good Law”) an efficient instrument in inducing investments in R&D by Brazilian companies in general.
Day 1 (11/29/2018)
Accreditation and Opening
- 08h30 – Accreditation of participants
- 09h00 – Opening
- Prof. Dr. Edison Spina (CEST-USP / Computing and Digital Systems Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School)
- André Echeverria (Brasscom)
Section I – Industrial Policy Update
President: André Echeverria (Brasscom)
- 09h10 – Development Policies amid the Fiscal Crisis: between the Economic Constitution and the Financial Constitution
- Prof. Heleno Tôrres (Holder the the Faculty of Law of USP)
- 09h40 – The role of the State in the Funding of R & D: The Case of Embrapii
- Prof. Jorge Almeida Guimarães (Embrapii)
- 10h10 – International Commerce as Platform for the Development in the Globalization Crisis
- Prof. Carlos Primo Braga (FDC)
- 10h40 – Coffee Break
- 11h00 – Debates: Development and Policy Space: Is there still Space for Innovation in Industrial Policy?
- Paulo Feldmann (FEA/USP)
- Lucas Bevilacqua (CARF)
- Umberto Celli Jr. (USP)
- Other Session Speakers
- 12h00 – Lunch Break
Session II – Innovation Funds under Macroeconomic Perspective
President: Ana Carolina Monguilod (FGV Projects/Insper)
- 14h00 – The Servicification of the Economy and the Main Challenges of the Sector facing the Digital and Cognitive Revolution
- Octavio de Barros (economist and cofounder of Quantum4 Soluções de Inovação)
- 14h20 – International Competition and Incentives for Technological Innovation
- Luciano Coutinho (economist, UNICAMP)
- 14h40 – Innovation in Economy 4.0
- Bruno Jorge Soares (ABDI)
- 15h00 – Debates with Session Speakers
- 15h20 – Coffee Break
Session III – The challenges imposed by BEPS Project: between Innovation Taxation and Innovation in Taxation
President: Gisele Bossa (CARF, FGV e FDUC)
- 15h40 – Do fiscal policy strategies in Brazil (interaction between the Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Finance) take care of fostering innovation? Barriers and Opportunities
- Roberto França de Vasconcellos (FGV, USP-IBDT and Partner of VDV Advogados)
- 16h00 – Do the BEPS guidelines combat incentives for innovation? Are they compatible with the reality of operations involving intangibles and eventual measures to foster R&D?
- Lucimara D´Ávila (Quantum4 Soluções de Inovação)
- 16h20 – The BEPS and the market vision: How to reconcile interests and increase value generation in Brazil?
- Lionel Nobre (Dell Technologies)
- 16h40 – Debates with Session Speakers
Day 2 (11/30/2018)
Session IV – The Brazilian Regime of Innovation Tax Incentives (Good Law): Accumulated Experience and Retirement Prospects
President: Gianna Sagazio (CNI)
- 09h00 – Innovation Policy Beyond Intellectual Property
- Prof. Daniel Hemel (University of Chicago, by videoconference)
- 09h30 –Tax Policy for Innovation: An Analysis of the International Literature and Practice
- Prof. Bronwyn Hall (Prof. Emeritus UC Berkeley)
- 10h00 – The Best International Practices as Support to the Good Law Reform
- Aristóteles Moreira Filho (CEST/USP)
- 10h30 – Coffee Break
- 10h50 – 11h45 – The Good Law and the Challenges brought by its application in the Business Practice
- 12h00 – Lunch Break
Session V – Innovation Systems, Public Policies and Institutional Arrangements
President: Prof. Dr. Guilherme Ary Plonski (FEA/USP, POLI/USP)
- 14h00 – Legal and institutional bottlenecks to innovation in Brazil
- Prof. Diogo Coutinho (School of Law of USP)
- 14h30 – The role of Finep in the National Innovation System (Finep)
- 15h00 – Cooperation between Companies and ISTs and the Role of the State in Structuring Innovation Systems in Brazil
- Marcos Lisboa (Insper)
- 15h30 – 16h30 – Debates: Innovation Systems and Institutional Articulation: the cooperation between Industry, University and Government vis-à-vis the needs of scale and debureaucratization.
- Profa. Bronwyn Hall (Prof. Emeritus UC Berkeley)
- Prof. Ronald Martin Dauscha (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft)
- Profa. Maria Paula Dallari Bucci (School of Law of USP)
- Pedro Wongtschowski (Group Ultra)
- Other Session Speakers
- 16h30 – 17h00 – Closing Cocktail
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Lectures, Interviews and Photos
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Event Venue Details
Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Rua Itapeva, 432
Bela Vista, São Paulo, SP (map)