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São Paulo launches competition for innovative Covid-19 solutions

. Jun 15, 2020
São Paulo launches competition for innovative Covid-19 solutions The São Paulo state government launches IdeiaGov. Photo: GOVESP

The São Paulo state government has launched IdeiaGov, a new initiative to fund and support companies, startups, and researchers from all over Brazil who are trying to come up with solutions for the public health system amid the Covid-19 crisis.

Applications may be sent until August 10 for two categories: Government Challenges — which will initially focus on diagnostic tests that are accessible to the health system and may be reproduced on a large scale — and Technological Market Offers, which includes any Covid-19-related product, service, or healthcare process.

Applicants will have access to support from the technical teams from Hospital das Clínicas — one of the largest public facilities in Brazil — the Institute of Technological Research (IPT), and Prodesp, the state-owned data processing company. The winners shall have access to credit lines and may have their solutions purchased by the state government.

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Natália Scalzaretto

Natália Scalzaretto has worked for companies such as Santander Brasil and Reuters, where she covered news ranging from commodities to technology. Before joining The Brazilian Report, she worked as an editor for Trading News, the information division from the TradersClub investor community.

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