The UFRJ Science Park opened in 2003 and is located on UFRJ campus, on the University Island, occupying a 350 000 m² area.
INVESTMENT IN INNOVATION
Since its opening, the Park’s investments reached the amount of more than 1 billion reais. The whole sum was used in the Park’s structuring and development, thus, creating a powerful innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
THE PARK HOUSES OVER 50 INSTITUTIONS
Research centers of 14 large companies, seven laboratories, 23 start ups and nine small and medium-sized companies are located in the Park.
BETWEEN UNIVERSITY AND THE MARKET
The Park’s companies signed 413 contracts with laboratories and departments of UFRJ. 141 million reais were invested in these partnerships. The Park has already created over 2 thousand direct jobs.
The coworking space in the Park has 40 workplaces for private use, as well as a meeting room and socializing spaces. This environment estimulates networking and the interaction between micro, small and medium-sized companies.
The partnership between the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Fiocruz to install in the Science Park a Center of National Reference in Pharmochemistry of the Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz Drugs Institute made the headlines of GloboNews. [...]
The UFRJ Science Park and Telefônica Open Future established a partnership to create a crowdworking space for digital entrepreneurs. The program aims at fostering Rio de Janeiro’s innovation ecosystem through an entrepreneurial action [...]
The UFRJ Science Park, the PUCRS Science and Technology Park (Tecnopuc), and the Digital Port from Recife, signed an agreement to create a Softlanding program. An unprecedented partnership in Brazil, it aims at enabling the exchange [...]
The UFRJ Science Park participated in the 26th Conference of the Brazilian Association of Science Parks and Business Incubators – Anprotec (Associação Nacional de Entidades Promotoras de Empreendimentos Inovadores), one of the country’s [...]