Participants exhibit prototypes at Investments Fair 2018

Published in December 17, 2018

The Investments Fair, held on December 14, marked the closing of the Academic Working Capital 2018 program. The event invited investors and entrepreneurs to the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) to meet the solutions developed by the 22 groups throughout the program. The schedule also included two panels about angel investments in Brazil and the beginning of a startup. AWC content coordinator Diogo Dutra opened the event and gave […]

Family makes a difference for OBMEP medalists

Published in August 21, 2018

Among the medalists of the Brazilian Public School Math Olympics (OBMEP) who receive the Instituto TIM-OBMEP Scholarships, there are some who have always liked Mathematics, others who enjoy Mathematics later in school, and others who like it very much of diverse subjects, not only of exact ones. But, one characteristic is frequent among fellows: family influence – a relative who enjoys Mathematics, for example – makes it easy for the young person to be apt for discipline. This is the […]

IT-OBMEP sponsor to complement the family income

Published in July 31, 2018

The objective of the Instituto TIM-OBMEP Scholarships is to enable young talents in Mathematics who have been medalists in some edition of the Brazilian Public School Math Olympics (OBMEP) to continue studying and graduating from college. Since 2015, every year 50 students from all over the country, approved to graduate from public universities, are selected to receive support – which grants an amount of $ 1,200 per month and lasts 4 years. Most of them are residents of regions away […]

AWC: Online Interaction starts the solution test

Published in July 21, 2018

Continue investing in the current solution or start over again? And, from that decision, start the value proposition test or go back to the interviews phase? This was the idea that guided the activities of Online Interaction I – Deep Into Insight, held this Saturday, 07/21, a kind of small workshop that brought together participating groups from Academic Working Capital 2018. The event marked the change of phase, from the test of the problem to the test of the solution […]

Autonomous deploy of ZUP in Mal. Cândido Rondon

Published in June 29, 2018

Marechal Cândido Rondon, in the west of Paraná, is the first municipality to do an autonomous deployment of the free software for management of services and urban assets ZUP – Zeladoria Urbana Participativa (Participatory Urban Governance), developed by Instituto TIM. Named as VcMCR, the platform began to be deployed in September 2017 and was launched to the community on April 17 of this year. Since then, 144 reports of irregularities have been sent through the application to the citizen, with […]

Busca Ativa: 1111 cities and 5 states in one year

Published in June 13, 2018

One year after the national launch of the Busca Ativa Escolar platform, 1,111 municipalities already participate in the initiative, which corresponds to 20% of the total of Brazilian municipalities. In addition, 5 states – Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco, Goiás and Amapá – have joined the platform, which connects public managers from different areas (Education, Health, Social Assistance, Planning) and supports governments in identifying, registering and managing children and adolescents who are out of school. “Busca Ativa Escolar pays […]

AWC: All about interview on the 2nd day of Workshop I

Published in May 14, 2018

A day to learn how to do interviews that generate quality information. This was the main objective of the 2nd day of Workshop I of Academic Working Capital 2018, held on 05/12. The students attended classes about interview techniques, elaboration of personas and user obsession, as well as solution fit. They also heard lots of feedback – action that will accompany them by the end of the program. As on the 1st day of Workshop I, 05/05, the activities of […]

AWC 2018 path starts with Workshop I

Published in May 7, 2018

On May 5, the participating groups of Academic Working Capital 2018 met for the first time – though in the virtual environment – to get to know the program, attend lectures on entrepreneurship and market and listen to the first feedbacks of the solutions. The meeting happened on the first day of the Workshop I, which, this year, will be held entirely in the online format. The activities took place throughout the Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and […]

College students can already sign up for AWC 2018

Published in April 2, 2018

Entries for the 2018 edition of the Academic Working Capital program are now open to university students interested in turning their Final Projects (TCC) into a technology-based business. Candidates must pre-register on the AWC website and, based on the information they receive by email, put together a proposal and send it by 04/30. This is the 4th edition of the program, which has supported 211 students and led to the formation of 13 startups, which together earn about R$ 1.5 […]

Meeting gathers developers of Mapas Culturais

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The teams of the Mapas Culturais project, the Ministry of Culture (MinC) and the Research, Development and Innovation Laboratory in Interactive Media (Media Lab) from the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) met on March 21st, 22nd and 23rd to discuss technical issues of the Mapas Culturais software, address questions and improve its documentation. The goal of the meeting was to train Media Lab developers, who will be responsible, in partnership with MinC, for executing the project work plan over the […]