The objective of the visit was to bring the institutions closer together, in order to identify opportunities for the development of actions of common interest
Air Force Agency – DCTA, by Lieutenant Priscila Scarparo
The Director-General of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA), Air Lieutenant Brigadier Maurício Augusto Silveira de Medeiros, visited the Itaipu-Brazil Technological Park (PTI-BR), in Foz do Iguaçu (PR), on Wednesday (09/14). On the occasion, the General-Officer was welcomed by the Director-Superintendent of the Itaipu-Brazil Technology Park, General Eduardo Garrido, by the Financial-Administrative Director, Flaviano Masnik, by the Technical Director, Rafael Deitos, and, representing the General Director of Itaipu Binacional, Anatalício Risden, Rear-Admiral Luiz Carlos Faria Vieira was present.
Also present were DCTA’s Vice-Director, Air Major Brigadier Mauro Bellintani, the Rector of the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), Professor Anderson Ribeiro Correia, the Head of DCTA’s Administration Subdepartment (SDA) Brigadier Engineer Eliezer de Freitas Cabral and other authorities.
The institutional visit began with the presentation of the solutions that are developed by the Park’s strategic lines. The delegation visited the Technological Development Center, which develops solutions for cybersecurity, territorial intelligence, and for the electric and energy sectors. The purpose of the visit is to bring the institutions closer in order to identify opportunities for the development of actions of common interest, and that the institutions can promote and develop projects together, integrating and transforming knowledge into solutions and technologies that can generate impact, benefit, and contribute to the progress of society, through technology transfer and the generation of new business.
“Our purpose is to get to know more closely the work of excellence that is developed in the Technology Park so that we can add efforts and contribute with the expertise of our Military Organizations (OM), aiming at the growth and development of our country. And, also, make the triple helix create opportunities again”, concluded Lieutenant Brigadier Medeiros.
Based in Foz do Iguaçu, in western Paraná, the Itaipu-Brazil Technological Park (PTI-BR) is an innovation ecosystem that integrates entities such as educational institutions, companies and government agencies and promotes synergy and knowledge exchange towards the development of solutions for society.
The Itaipu-Brazil Technology Park was created in 2003 from the expansion of the mission of Itaipu Binacional, its maintainer. Since the 2000s, the hydroelectric power plant’s mission has been to generate quality electricity with social and environmental responsibility, driving economic, tourism, technological, and sustainable development in Brazil and Paraguay.
Photos: Kiko Sierich / PTI-BR – *** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***