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 […]

AWC: Investors close Workshop I

Published in July 17, 2015

The last day of Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program was for improvements in the new versions of the prototypes. The students attended lectures on corporate world and investment mechanisms and, in the afternoon, set up their projects and presented them in a Review of Products Fair, held in the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP). In the morning, students were visited by the president of Instituto […]