2ND INNOVACITIES HALL Held by ABIPIR-IFIA on December 2021 in Brazil
INNOVACITIES HALL 2021, Report
From December 2nd to 3rd, 2021, ABIPIR held the INNOVACITIES TRINATIONAL – 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 second consecutive year, the edition of the INNOVACITIES Trinacional Exhibition at the 16th Festival das Cataratas, at the invitation of the organizer of the main tourism event in Brazil this year. We were present with our partners, sponsors and supporters, including TOTVS; Uniamerica-Uncomplicates; De Angeli Eventos e Empreendimentos; BNI – Business International Networking; ADIRI – Development and Integration Agency for the Region of Itaipu (Paraguay); Open Museum (Paraguay); CODESPI – Puerto Iguazú Development Council (Argentina); Regional Innovation System of Western Paraná Iguassu Valley; ACIFI – Commercial and Business Association of Foz do Iguaçu; Sol Pedras Group and Parimpact.
A great success, crowded with entrepreneurs and representatives of institutions from the three countries, Brazil-Paraguay-Argentina, the event was characterized by an international environment of challenges and uninterrupted solutions for the reality of the Trinational Region.
Once again, we would like to thank the Festival das Cataratas for their warm welcome to ABIPIR-IFIA in this fundamental event in Foz do Iguaçu, the destination of the world.
The 2nd Iguassu Conecta was also held at the same time, and there were uninterrupted in-person pitches, debates and lectures on innovation and territorial reinvention of geographic regions in Foz do Iguaçu, based on the mobilization of entrepreneurs, innovative entrepreneurs and business entities. Startupers from eight different regions participated, through the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, in addition to entrepreneurs from Paraguay, through ADIRI. We had the brilliant participation of innovative experts in international interactive lectures on Technological Management Solutions (TOTVS), Creative Economy (ADIRI-Open Museum and Itaipu Binacional Paraguay), Edutech (Uniamérica-Descomplica), and Professional Networking (BNI).
In an innovative way, ADIRI and Museo Abierto brought, in partnership with ABIPIR, artistic intervention in the context of Creative Economy, which mixed tradition and innovation, through the work of Paraguayan artist Marcelo Chaparro, who joined rustic materials produced by indigenous peoples of the region to the use of 3D printing and painting techniques on canvas, in the making of three works of art live, during the event, and which will be auctioned in 2022 with its proceeds aimed at rescuing the culture and business of these communities through of exhibitions in the Trinational Region.
The objective of this event was to continue the actions of INNOVACITIES, in a context of profound adversity and necessary adaptation in light of the worldwide pandemic of the new coronavirus. We marked the representation of the essential Innovation event in a year of impact for the planet. In particular, the INOVACIDADES Hall marked once again, on Brazilian soil, the partnership to boost the territorial development of the tri-national region through Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a strong base of sustainability, between ABIPIR and ADIRI, with the support of the Board of Directors of IFIA for Latin America. We would like to thank all the partners who accompany us on this local journey with a global vision, without borders. Many news awaits us in 2022. We’ll see you soon!”