Brazil is a huge country with a wealth of natural resources, and a population of more than 200 million. Yet as it tries to move from an industrial-based economy to an innovation economy, it faces a number of challenging issues.
Brazil, historically a resource- and industrial-based economy, must become a knowledge-based economy to achieve its economic and social goals. This will require significant investments in science and technology to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship and accelerate economic development.
What accelerates the innovations that lead to successful new ventures? What makes a community or area thrive when it comes to creativity and the development of unique and thoughtful products and services?
SRI is exploring a new generation of assistant—a virtual specialist—that helps consumers perform tasks that require deep knowledge of the service and of the consumer’s personal relationship with that service.
As the robotics revolution takes place all around us, SRI is advancing the robotics conversation and the research and technology development that will bring whole new robotics approaches to the market.
Five teams of entrepreneurs from Chile will spend one month at SRI for intensive training in innovation best practices. The teams are part of the Chilean Economic Development Agency (CORFO) "Go-to-Market" program to develop opportunities for Chile's entrepreneurs, innovators, and key industries.
If you work at SRI, you soon become aware of some of its most important legacies. But the innovation stream at SRI runs both deep and wide. SRI’s new timeline of innovation illuminates many of them, but countless more lay below the surface.