4th INNOVACITIES – Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Show
4TH INNOVACITIES HALL REPORT
From May, 31st to June, 2nd, 2023, ABIPIR held the INNOVACITIES – Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability Show for Cheerful, Creative Human and Smart Cities, at the Rafain Palace Convention Center, in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil.
ABIPIR-IFIA held for the fourth consecutive year the edition of the Salón INNOVACITIES Trinacional at the 18th Festival das Cataratas, at the invitation of the organizer of one of the main tourism events in Brazil and Latin America. We were present with our partners, sponsors, and supporters, among them: Itai – Institute of Applied Technology and Innovation, Parimpacto; Sol Pedras Group, De Angeli Eventos e Empreendimentos; UNIOESTE – State University of Western Paraná; Western Paraná Regional Innovation System – Iguassu Valley; ACIFI – Commercial and Business Association of Foz do Iguaçu; Solutudo – Foz do Iguaçu.
A great success, the Festival das Cataratas was packed with more than 8,000 visitors from Brazil and Latin America, and the 4th INNOVACITIES Hall with entrepreneurs and representatives of institutions from the three countries, Brazil-Paraguay-Argentina, characterized the event by an international environment of uninterrupted challenges and solutions for the reality of the Trinational Region.
We register here our thanks to Festival das Cataratas for the warm welcome given to ABIPIR-IFIA through its Latin American Office in this fundamental event in Foz do Iguaçu, the destination of the world.
We have impact events at the 4th INNOVACITIES Hall, namely the 1st Itai Innovation Workshop, directly sponsored by Itaipu Binacional, bringing specialists in relevant debates on Intelligent Tourist Destinations (DTIs), as is the case of the Municipality of Foz do Iguaçu, connected as development, to the Municipal Council of Science, Technology and Innovation of Foz do Iguaçu (CMCTI).
The 2nd Trimpact Day also left lasting marks of impact, with the presence of B corporations (B Corps) from the Trinational Region, in the debate and emphasis on the successful experiences of companies from different niches, including startups and innovative ventures, in the generation of Positive Impact and Regenerative by B Lab, one of the main economic currents of this 21st Century.
The 11th Iguassu Conecta made noise and provoked many connections through targeted Networking, with face-to-face pitches and business roundtables, based on the mobilization of entrepreneurs, innovative entrepreneurs, investors, business entities, and the Academy.
In an innovative way, Parimpacto and the Sol Pedras Group brought, in partnership with ABIPIR, a sociocultural intervention, in the context of the Creative Economy, which blended tradition and Innovation, through the Ava Orígenes project, a co-creation movement of indigenous peoples, represented by the Ava Guarani, M’Bua, and Maka ethnic groups, which combined rustic materials produced by the region’s original peoples with the use of reverse logistics products from dimension stones, plastic art, and Automation in the context of lighting. This project, an initiative of the Sol Pedras Group, and curated by Parimpacto, had the partnership of Enerluz, an innovative company in the lighting sector, and the Brazilian artist Josiane Griesbach.
The INNOVACITES Fair once again marked, on Brazilian soil, the partnership to boost the territorial development of the tri-national region through Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Impact, with the support of the IFIA Board of Directors for Latin America.
We would like to thank all the partners who accompany us on this local journey with a global vision, without borders. Much news awaits us in 2024.