INNOVATION IS ONE OF THE MAIN GOALS
One of the most important roles of the National Institute of Optics and Photonics (NIOP) is to promote the innovation centered in the problems of Brazil.
After several years investing in scientific knowledge and promoting the formation of many scientists specially in the field of Physics, the Group of Optics and Photonics from the University of Sao Paulo’s Institute of Physics of São Carlos is investing its efforts to promote in a more way the innovation that creates solutions for the problems faced by the Brazilian people and to bring technological solutions to a more sustainable environment.
Besides that the NIOP has developed many programs to stimulate and promote the innovation as an educational process. This is the case of the Program Tracks of Innovation, which is a series of actions toward improving the culture of innovation among the students from universities and technical school not only the city where located the Institute but also to other regions of Brazil. The program is comprised of courses on basics themes of innovation, which is named “The virtuous cycle of innovation” and several interviews with scientists, entrepreneurs and CEO (Chief Executive Offices) which talk about the importance of innovation and its reflects in contemporary society. Besides that, they present their view how to practice activities toward innovation in a day by day basis and which are the main obstacles to succeed in this endeavor.