ANALYSIS OF ACTIONS OF THE POLO DE EXCELÊNCIA EM FLORESTAS FOR INNOVATION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE FOREST SECTOR IN MINAS GERAIS
The technological innovation has been receiving the spotlight due to manifest itself as the most important branch of the economic growth. The current study aimed to understand the actions of the Polo de Excelência em Florestas seeking of innovation in the forest sector of Minas Gerais. The theory used discusses the Innovation System and the Triple Helix as the basis for the relationship between government, academia and the private sector in promoting innovation. This is a descriptive study through document analysis, observation and semi-structured interviews. It was used the Bessant and Tidd (2009) innovation process model to analyze the levels were concentrated innovation actions. The research results reveal that Polo de Excelência em Florestas developed between 2007 and 2013, essentially projects that seek to generate innovation in primary stage, and four of them on stage selection of innovation in secondary stage. It was identified the Sistema de Informação Florestal project, responsible for the creation of the Centro de Inteligência Florestal (CIFlorestas), Biblioteca Virtual Florestal and the Bureau de Inteligência Florestal as results of Polo's efforts to become a leader in the forest sector.
PaperID: p 3155-3167
Author's Name: Mariana Luísa da Costa Lage, Rodrigo Gava, Jeice Catrine Cordeiro Moreira and Afonso Augusto Teixeira de Freitas de Carvalho Lima
Volume: Volume 6
Issues: Volume 6
Keywords: Public policy, innovation, forest sector.