Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the São Paulo Metropolis: The Role of Its Major University

16 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2016

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Daniel Cukier

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Computer Science; Playax

Fabio Kon

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Computer Science

Shlomo Maital

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Amnon Frenkel

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning

Date Written: September 4, 2016

Abstract

São Paulo is considered the most important financial center in Latin America and hosts one of the most respectful universities in Brazil: the University of São Paulo (USP). In spite of having the potential to be a leader in technological innovation and startup output, this ecosystem has not produced satisfactory results in the last decades. This article analyses the innovation environment around São Paulo's largest research university, using the factor analysis technique. Based on a workshop conducted with ecosystem experts, we identified the key anchors and processes present in the region. The analysis results led to recommendations of practical actions for both public and private sectors to engage in the ecosystem evolution.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Startup, Sao Paulo, USP, Startup Ecosystem, Factor Analysis, University of São Paulo

JEL Classification: M13

Suggested Citation

Cukier, Daniel and Kon, Fabio and Maital, Shlomo and Frenkel, Amnon, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the São Paulo Metropolis: The Role of Its Major University (September 4, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2834602 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2834602

Daniel Cukier (Contact Author)

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Brazil

Playax ( email )

São Paulo
Brazil

Fabio Kon

University of Sao Paulo (USP) - Department of Computer Science ( email )

Brazil

Shlomo Maital

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology ( email )

Technion City
Haifa 32000, Haifa 32000
Israel

Amnon Frenkel

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology - Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning ( email )

Technion City
Haifa 32000
Israel
+972-4-8293956 (Phone)

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