Infrastructure, Healthcare and Sports to be showcased at Casa Rio Business Center in May

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  • Posted on May 10, 2016


    Business gatherings with commercial delegations from Spain and Australia are part of the Casa Rio Business Center programming during the month of May. On the agenda, in addition to infrastructure, healthcare and sports will also be discussed at the space, located at the headquarters of the Rio de Janeiro Commercial Association (ACRio).

    On May 17 and 18, Australia Day will take place, organized in a partnership with ACRio and Austrade, the Australian business development agency.

    On the first day, there will be discussions regarding partnerships between research institutions from the two countries. Representatives from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Vale will discuss on the opening panel the development of the swarm sensing technology, a new way to generate and store energy. In the second panel, the Rio de Janeiro Federal University and Implicit Bioscience will discuss their partnership towards finding innovative solutions in combating the zika virus.

    On day two, Austrade will present to carioca business people the Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), a network of Australian companies working in the business development of local sporting products and services. For the Brazilian portion, there will be a presentation on the SEBRAE no Pódio program, which allowed innovation in carioca companies with the qualification to be suppliers of the 2016 Rio Games.

    The panel focused on innovation will feature presentations on recent Olympic medal strategies as they relate to developing information Technologies during the Sidney Games and in German football.

    On May 19, Spanish companies experienced in major events will host the seminar “Spain: Olympic Inspiration – RIO 2016”. Representatives from areas such as sanitation, construction and sports logistics will showcase solutions developed to respond to the challenges presented by the Barcelona Games.



    8:30h – Breakfast/Registration

    9:00h – Panel 1 – Research and Innovation in Practice – The CSIRO and Vale case

    Paulo de Souza – Scientific Director, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) – Australia

    Luiz Mello – Executive Director, Vale Technological Institute – Brazil

    10:30h – Coffee break

    11:00h – Panel 2 – Brasil and Australia searching for innovative solutions in fighting Dengue and Zika

    Garry Redlich – CEO and Executive Director, Implicit Bioscience – Australia

    Jaderson Socrates Lima – Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Rio de Janeiro Federal University – Brazil

    12:30h – Closing



    8:30h – Breakfast/Registration

    9:00h – Panel 1 – The Business Legacy of Major Sporting Events

    Fabio Nave – Business Manager, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) – Australia

    Francisco José Marins Ferreira – Sebrae no Pódio – Brazil

    10:30h – Coffee break

    11:00h – Panel 2 – Technological Innovations for the Sports sector

    Craig Hill – Executive Director, Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) – Australia

    Dra. Maureen Flores – Research Director, Inova EDU – Brasil

    12:30h – Closing



    8:45h – Breakfast/Registration

    9:00h – Opening of the event BARCELONA Olympic Example

    Exmo. Manuel de la Cámara Hermoso – Ambassador of Spain for Brazil

    Barcelona Presentation

    Institutional Representative from Barcelona City Hall


    B+ABR BACKHEUSER AND RIERA ARCHITECTURE – Study of Barcelona-based architects in charge of developing the Rio 2016 Olympic Village.

    Joan Ignasi Riera Mas

    AQUALOGY – Solutions and Technologies related to the water sector, optimizing corporate strategy and use of water resources.

    Ricard Frigola Perez

    ROS ROCA ENVIRONMENT – Equipment in the urban cleaning area and solutions for the transportation and treatment of waste.

    Luis Carlos Blumer

    ROYALVERD – INDESCAT (Catalonia Sports Industry Cluster) – Company focused on landscaping and specialized in professional sports.

    Eudald Morera Salis

    10:30h – Coffee Break

    11:00h – Bilateral meetings

    12:30h – Closing


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