From the Final Project to a business opportunity

Published in November 6, 2017

Being an entrepreneur at the university is not an easy task. But there are countless cases of students who have taken advantage of this moment to turn their ideas into business opportunities. Several companies began to be developed while their founders were still in the university, such as Facebook, Microsoft, Dell and Buscapé. And there are also cases like the ones of Academic Working Capital groups, in which a Final Project has turned into business (get to know some AWC […]

Professor at UFGD adopts TFC material

Published in November 1, 2017

The TIM Faz Ciência material was part of an academic article prepared by a professor and two students of the Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), in Mato Grosso do Sul. The article was presented between October 24th and 27th at the III Conference of the Latin American Association for Research in Science Education (LASERA 2017), held in Mexico. In addition, professor Ariane Baffa is using this material in subjects that she teaches at the Bachelor Degree course in Physics […]

Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco is launched in event

Published in October 26, 2017

Over 100 people attended the launch of the platform Mapa Cultural de Pernambuco, the deployment of Mapas Culturais in the state. The event was held on October 25th at the Museum of the State of Pernambuco (MEPE), in Recife, and brought together authorities, cultural agents, artists, cultural advisers, among other interested parties. The event was also attended by the state secretary of Culture, Marcelino Granja; the president of the Foundation of the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Pernambuco (Fundarpe), Márcia […]

Instituto TIM supports the 14th SNCT

Published in October 24, 2017

Just like in previous editions, Instituto TIM is sponsoring the 14th National Week of Science and Technology (SNCT). The initiative is coordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications (MCTIC), and this year it counts on over 7.4 thousand activities of science and technology disclosure in 258 municipalities of the entire country, held between October 23rd and 29th. Leandro Guerra, representative of Instituto TIM, participated in the opening of the 14th SNCT, which happened on the 23rd. This […]

Solutions that contribute to smart cities

Published in October 17, 2017

With increasingly populous urban centers around the world and more complex management demands, the discussion about the concept of smart cities is growing. Such concept involves the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve the efficiency of the urban management and the quality of life of its residents. Three solutions developed by Instituto TIM are applied to smart cities: Busca Ativa Escolar, ZUP and Mapas Culturais. Solutions for smart cities can have the participation of the inhabitants (case […]

Business backstage closes Online Workshop II

Published in October 9, 2017

The second day of the Online Workshop II of Academic Working Capital 2017, held on October 7th, brought together the 25 groups to talk about “Backstage, operation and cost estimating.” The workshop included two lectures, a discussion panel and moments of presentation and update of the decks and worksheets among the groups. The opening was carried out by AWC content coordinator, Diogo Dutra, who stressed out the importance of keeping the focus on the purpose of your business to overcome […]

TIM Tec: IFPA launches MOOC platform in event

Published in October 4, 2017

The Federal Institute of Pará (IFPA) is the newest institution of e-Tec Brasil Network to launch its MOOC platform, developed from the TIM Tec software. The official launch of the platform happened during the IFPA’s I Meeting for Distance Education (e-EAD), carried out at Belém campus on September 28th and 29th. The event gathered about 120 people – among teachers, students, technicians and pedagogical staff from IFPA, as well as interested parties from other institutions – to discuss and share […]

Online Workshop II starts the final stage of AWC

Published in September 25, 2017

The Online Workshop II of Academic Working Capital presented the last stage of the program – the business model test – to the 25 groups. The students participated in the first day of the Online Workshop II, on September 23rd, straight from their cities, through platforms such as Google Hangouts, Google Drive and Slack. In addition to the AWC team, the online event counted on lectures of Rafael Gonçalves, founder of the company Tegris, and Henry Suzuki, managing partner of […]

Ex-scholars tell how Agentes changed their lives

Published in September 22, 2017

From 2013 to 2016, the project Agentes da Transformação, carried out by Instituto TIM in partnership with Instituto Pereira Passos, collected data about young people from all communities with Pacifying Police Units of Rio de Janeiro-RJ. This broad survey work created a portrayal of youth in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro and impacted lives of 340 young people selected to conduct the researches. They were trained in field survey and some of them continue to work in social […]

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 […]