UNIVERSITY-FIRM INTERACTION: PATHS TO FEDERAL NETWORK OF TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION
This article aims to analyze various aspects regarding theoretical university-firm interaction approach, particularly the members of Federal Network Professional Education, Science and Technology (RFEPCT) and its potential contribution to innovation in Brazil. This documentary research of qualitative approach was based on FORMICT Reports (Form of Scientific and Technological Institutions) base year 2009 - 2014. This analysis was conducted through the University–Firm interation, focusing on the importance of their contribution and the catalytic role deployed most recently by Technological Innovation Centers (NITs), RFEPCT. The results indicate although there is a relative commitment of RFEPCT on networking and bringing companies seeking for innovation development, there is still a long way to go especially concerning in collaborative networks.
PaperID: p 4013-4027
Author's Name: Francisco José Casarim Rapchan, Úrsula Maruyama and Araken Alves de Lima