TFC: actions that changed school and community

Published in September 15, 2017

Several actions carried out in public schools throughout the country through TIM Faz Ciência have caused changes that remain to this day. One of the initiatives most cited by teachers are the improvements at the school break, proposed in the Observe stage. However, some classes went beyond the activities of the teaching material and used the operations to carry out incredible projects with impacts inside and outside the classroom. In Fortaleza-CE, children formed a Science Club in the school that […]

AWC: impact on teachers and students of Etecs

Published in September 6, 2017

Sharing the support to entrepreneurship and the Academic Working Capital approach with technical education students and teachers is one of the goals of the program in 2017. This year, for the first time, students from State Technical Schools (Etecs) of São Paulo participate in pilot format. Also, around 20 teachers from seven Etecs and one Technology College (Fatec) participated in a training promoted by AWC to expand knowledge on entrepreneurship, business modeling and mentoring in the development of technology-based products. […]

Support to attend an university in another city

Published in August 31, 2017

Moving from a city or state to attend a graduation course is the reality of many Brazilian students. The last Demographic Census conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), in 2010, indicated that 29.2% of Higher Education students studied in a city different from their city of origin. The implementation of the Unified Selection System (Sisu) facilitated this change, as students no longer need to go to another city to take entrance exams for many public universities. […]

Women participation doubles at AWC

Published in August 21, 2017

There are already more women undertaking projects than men. This was one of the conclusions of the research Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2016, carried out by Sebrae and the Brazilian Institute for Quality and Productivity (IBQP). Almost half of these new female entrepreneurs (with businesses up to 3.5 years old) are concentrated on activities of domestic service, hairdressing and beauty, clothing and cosmetics trade, and catering and food services. However, little by little, they are betting more on areas that are […]

More students in open and online courses in BR

Published in August 15, 2017

The numbers of distance education in Brazil grow every year. The last EAD Brazil Census, conducted in 2015 by the Brazilian Association for Distance Education (ABED), registered an increase of over 1 million students enrolled in courses in this modality, compared with 2014 (find the analytical report of the Census here). Recently, a survey conducted by CONECTAí Express (an IBOPE initiative) showed that open courses lead the preference among online courses: out of the total number of respondents who have attended […]

Busca Ativa is presented at Undime’s event

Published in August 10, 2017

The launch of the platform Busca Ativa Escolar continues – this time, the solution is being presented at the 16th National Forum of Municipal Directors of Education, conducted by the National Union of Municipal Directors of Education (Undime). The event takes place from August 8th to August 11th at the Ceará Events Center, in Fortaleza-CE, with the attendance of directors and technical teams of municipal departments of Education of the whole country. On August 9th, representatives from Undime, the United […]

MinC provides Mapas as SaaS to the entire country

Published in August 7, 2017

The Ministry of Culture (MinC), with Instituto TIM’s support, started providing the platform Mapas Culturais as SaaS (software as a service in cloud) to all interested states and municipalities. The service intends to extend and facilitate the adoption of the cultural management tool, since the infrastructure and the configuration of the platform are under the responsibility of MinC. “States and municipalities will be able to have all the features that Mapas Culturais offer, with its own identity, autonomy in the […]

Courses for improvement in areas recruiting in IT

Published in July 31, 2017

If professional improvement is a requirement for all areas, when it comes to technology it is even more important. With new languages, software and tools emerging all the time, the professionals of Information Technology (IT) need to be attentive to market demands and seek courses and certifications. The TIM Tec platform ( helps IT professionals to improve their skills and acquire new knowledge. Check out some IT careers recruiting in 2017, according to the consultancies Michael Page, Page Personnel, Page […]

Rio Municipal Department of Health adopts ZUP RIO

Published in July 24, 2017

Rio Operations Center (COR) started to work in partnership with the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Department of Health to optimize the processes of monitoring and fighting Aedes aegypti mosquito in the municipality. Adaptations were made to the system of ZUP RIO app, deployment of ZUP – Zeladoria Urbana Participativa (Participatory Urban Governance) in the state capital, to meet the demands of health surveillance agents. The goal is that the information agents currently fill in seven paper forms during mosquito outbreak […]

Investors get to know AWC’s projects in Fair

Published in July 20, 2017

The last day of Academic Working Capital 2017 Workshop II, on July 19th, began with a flipped classroom session. Divided into two classrooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), the groups met with their respective AWC coordinators to present hypothesis on their solutions and the tests and experiments they intend to do with potential customers and users to validate them. Coordinators and colleagues also contributed with suggestions and […]