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 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 […]

AWC: Sales and patent on the 2nd day

Published in December 16, 2015

The second day of Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program had as its theme Marketing, Sales and Operations (see what happened on the first day). The panels on December 15 were opened by the program content coordinator, Diogo Dutra, who spoke to participants about sales channels and strategies. Diogo explained ways to price the product, measure sales expectations and acquire and retain customers. Miguel Chaves, partner at consulting in innovation and design firm CAOS Focado and founder of […]

AWC: Workshop III starts in São Paulo

Published in December 15, 2015

On the morning of December 14, started in São Paulo (SP) the Workshop III of the Academic Working Capital program – a Instituto TIM initiative that supports undergraduate students who want to turn their final projects into a business. For three days, members of the groups participating in 2015 attend lectures, make exercises and dynamics and prepare presentations for the AWC Investments Fair, on December 17. The AWC Workshop III will be held from December 14 to 16 at the […]

AWC team wins national award

Published in November 26, 2015

One of the participating teams in the Academic Working Capital program won the Santander Universities Award 2015 in the category Entrepreneurship. The students of Mechatronics Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP) Fernando Torres, Fernando Lopes and Henrique Martins signed up for the award with the project they are developing on AWC, the Selector of Eucalyptus Seedlings. The team was one of 20 winners of the award, which received more than 23,000 entries. The students […]

TFC at the Science Fair in SC

Published in September 24, 2015

Three schools from Florianópolis-SC presented projects developed during the TIM Faz Ciência classes at the I Municipal Science and Mathematics Fair. The event was held on September 23rd at EBM Virgílio dos Reis Várzea and brought together works by students and teachers from basic education and university. The municipal secretary of Education, Rodolfo Joaquim Pinto da Luz, attended the opening of the Fair and mentioned the partnership of the Municipal Department of Education with Instituto TIM through TIM Faz Ciência. […]

Registration open for AWC 2016

Published in September 2, 2015

The Academic Working Capital program is now open for registration for the 2016 edition. Undergraduate Engineering and Exact Sciences students may submit their Final Projects up until November 23rd on the program’s website. Those selected will receive financial, technical and business support to open their own business. In 2016, the program will invest up to R$ 700,000 in projects aimed at creating new technology-based companies by college students. The second edition of Academic Working Capital will have new features, starting with […]