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 […]

Agentes: 50 students graduate

Published in July 29, 2016

The Agentes da Transformação project conducted on July 28th the graduation of the 50 scholarship students who participated in 2016. The event was held in the Chamber Theater of Cidade das Artes (City of Arts), in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), and brought together about 100 people. In this edition of the project, carried out by Instituto TIM in partnership with Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP), the youngsters applied 2.500 questionnaires between March 10th and July 10th in Rocinha, Complexo do Lins […]

AWC selects 13 new projects

Published in May 2, 2016

More 13 projects were selected in the 2nd call for the Academic Working Capital’s 2016 edition. The 34 new participating university students (see the complete list) will receive financial, technical and business support so they can transform their senior research project in a technology-based business. They gathered to other 15 groups that have already been participating in the program since the beginning of the year. The groups selected in the 2nd call are formed by students from 13 higher education […]

AWC 2nd call for 2016 is open

Published in February 15, 2016

Students in the final phase of graduation have one more chance to participate in the 2016 edition of the Academic Working Capital program. The registrations for the 2nd 2016 AWC call opened this Monday, February 15. The program offers financial, technical and business support so that students can turn their senior research project into a technology-based business. Pre-registration must be made via the program’s website. The group’s representative must complete the form available on the registration page to receive instructions […]

AWC: Product Fair closes Workshop I

Published in January 21, 2016

The last day of Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program in 2016 provided the opportunity to make improvements to projects and to how presentations are put together. The participants attended lectures on market analysis and how investments work. They also presented their updated prototypes at the Product Review Fair. The workshop was held on January 18 to 20 in the auditorium and rooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at Universidade de São […]

AWC 2016 Workshop I: understanding users

Published in January 20, 2016

On the second day of Workshop I held by the Academic Working Capital program in 2016, participants discussed the importance of understanding one’s users. The first panel on January 19 was conducted by Miguel Chaves, a partner at innovation and design consulting firm CAOS Focado. He talked about elements of the Design Thinking method which are essential for startups. “When you understand how users behave, they open up much more to the solution,” he said. Miguel also explained the CSD […]

The AWC 2016 Workshop I begins

Published in January 19, 2016

Academic Working Capital’s 2016 Workshop I opened on January 18 in São Paulo (SP). In the second year of the program – an initiative by Instituto TIM that helps undergraduates turn their senior research projects into innovative products and business –, the students will be attending three on-site workshops and be monitored remotely by AWC monitors. The first workshop is taking place on January 18 to 20 in the Mechanical and Naval Engineering building of the Polytechnic School at Universidade […]

Graduation of students of Agents

Published in December 21, 2015

On December 17 took place the graduation of 120 scholarship students who participated in 2015 in the Agentes da Transformação project, carried out by the Instituto TIM in partnership with Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP). About 200 people attended the event, held at the auditorium of the Rio Art Museum, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). All young people received certificates for participating in the project. Lídia Vales, chief of staff of IPP, Andrea Pulici, director of Special Projects of IPP and […]

AWC promotes Investment Fair

Published in December 18, 2015

The 2015 edition of the Academic Working Capital program ended with the AWC Investment Fair, held on December 17 at the Technological Park of the state of São Paulo. After three days of preparation at Workshop III, the groups had the opportunity to present their projects to investors and guests. The President of the Instituto TIM, Manoel Horacio, visited the stands of all groups and opened the event. “I was extremely excited to see the presentation of their ideas,” he […]

AWC: Pitches training close Workshop

Published in December 17, 2015

The last day of Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program in 2015 was dedicated to the preparation of pitches that students would present at the AWC Investment Fair, scheduled for the next day. During the whole day on December 16, the groups attended lectures, trained their presentations and visited the place where the Fair will take place. Workshop III started on December 14 and is being held at the auditorium and rooms of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering […]