The UFRJ Science Park is an environment of innovation within the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, which aims to promote interaction between the university – students and technical-academic staff – and companies. Our mission is to generate connections that enhance the transformation of knowledge into innovation, strengthening UFRJ and contributing to the sustainable development of society.
Inaugurated in 2003, the Park houses research centers for large national and multinational companies, as well as small and medium-sized startups, spaces for the development of entrepreneurship and integration and UFRJ laboratories.
The UFRJ Science Park is part of one of the largest innovation ecosystems in Brazil and seeks within the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro the necessary skills to develop and overcome technological challenges for companies. Our environment has innovative companies of different sizes, access to more than 1,400 UFRJ laboratories, intellectual property management, relationship with universities and research centers, spaces for coexistence, contact with investors and access to international networks.
In recent years, the UFRJ Science Park has been investing heavily in two work fronts: attracting new companies from the most varied sectors of the economy and spreading their activities beyond physical borders, through partnerships with other innovation environments, digital platform and the launch of the Associates Program, which allows companies to associate with the Park, without the need for physical installation.
Elected as the best Brazilian Science Park in 2013 by the Brazilian Association of Science Parks and Business Incubators (Associação Nacional de Entidades Promotoras de Empreendimentos Inovadores – Anprotec), the UFRJ Science Park has a team specialized in promoting the interaction between its companies and the start ups of the Coppe/UFRJ Business Incubator with the university units/research groups, thus, facilitating the establishment of partnerships capable of promoting innovation.