Registrations for AWC 2019 are open

Published in April 16, 2019

College students interested in transforming their Final Projects in startups with technological basis may already register in the Academic Working Capital 2019 program. Students must perform a pre-registration via AWC’s website and submit their respective proposals and documents by 04/22. The registered teams may contain up to four people, above the age of 18 and enrolled in any graduation field. The team leader must be in the last year of the course and his or her Final Project must be […]

Garatéa: The experiment goes to space in July

Published in April 12, 2019

The Falcon 9 rocket, contracted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which will take the scientific experiment that won the  Garatéa-ISS project, supported by the Instituto TIM, to space, is due to be launched in early July. The experiment “Capillarity vs. Gravity in the Filtration Process”, made by students of the 2nd year of the Secondary School of the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (Xanxerê – SC), will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) and there, will […]

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. […]

AWC Board of Consultants discusses strategies

Published in July 6, 2017

On the morning of July 5th, the Academic Working Capital’s Board of Consultants gathered in São Paulo-SP to discuss the directions of the initiative and possible strategies to expand the program within universities. In addition to the AWC team, the meeting was attended by the Professor and Scientific Coordinator of University of São Paulo-USP’s Policy and Technology Management Center, Guilherme Ary Plonsky; the Director of Acelera Partners, Eduardo Grytz; the Project Manager of DEV Tecnologia, Silvia Takey; and the angel […]

Teacher training in science

Published in December 5, 2016

Elementary School teachers from the regions of Ribeirão Preto (SP) and Lajeado (RS) are receiving training to improve the science teaching. The initiatives are carried out, respectively, by projects from the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Univates University Center contemplated by the public notice to support science and technology museums and centers, launched in 2015 by the Instituto TIM in partnership with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq). In Ribeirão Preto, optical physics and creative […]

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 […]

Focus on the user on the 2nd day

Published in July 15, 2015

All activities of the second day of the Workshop I of the Academic Working Capital program, on July 14th, focused on user experience (see what happened on the first day). Renato Freitas, one of the creators of 99Taxis, gave the opening lecture in the auditorium of the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), reinforcing the importance of thinking about the target audience to develop a product. “All business decisions […]

1st AWC Workshop begins in São Paulo

Published in July 14, 2015

The first day of the 1st 2015 Workshop of the Academic Working Capital program was full of discussions on technological business and design. The authors of the 12 proposals selected in 2015 attended lectures, showed their projects to colleagues, listened to feedback and comments and made analysis. The topic of the 1st workshop, which is taking place between July 13th-16th in the auditorium and in classrooms of the building of Mechanical and Naval Engineering of the Polytechnic School of the University […]

AWC: Proposals approved for 2015

Published in July 1, 2015

The proposals set to participate in the Academic Working Capital program in 2015 have already been selected. Among the chosen Final Projects is a portable paper recycler, an eucalyptus seedling selector, Phari (a solution for the transmission and receipt of information that employs Bluetooth technology) and Cycle (a hardware that uses LEDs to form images on bicycle wheels while in movement). The authors of the selected proposals are students from USP (University of São Paulo), UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de […]

AWC opens enrollments for students

Published in June 3, 2015

Enrollments to participate in the Academic Working Capital program have now opened. The program is set to invest R$ 400,000 in up to 40 projects aimed at university students interested in conceiving technology-based business in the fields of Engineering and Exact Sciences. Undergraduate students from these areas that are currently working on their Final Projects may enroll up to June 21st. All enrollment guidelines can be found on the Academic Working Capital website. Participating groups must be composed of 2 […]