The new Brazil Innovation Center, in the Yangpu district of Shanghai, is aiming to open the Chinese market to Brazilian tech companies.
The Center was launched during the China-Brazil Innovation Week 2021 (CBIW 2021, pictured above), which took place online and offline in Beijing, Shanghai, Brasília and São Paulo.
According to Brazilian officials, about 10 companies in Brazil are seeking market opportunities through the new Shanghai center.
During CBIW 2021, about 200 representatives from governments, colleges, companies and scientific research organizations from China and Brazil participated in online and offline discussions over the past three days, focusing on agricultural technology and carbon neutrality.
Gilberto Fonseca Guimarães de Moura, Brazil’s consul general in Shanghai, said he expects an increase of agricultural products exports to China, as well as to improve bilateral ties in agricultural technology cooperation.
There are more than 1,500 agricultural technology companies in Brazil, specializing in agricultural big data, carbon deduction and other areas and CBIW 2021 is a gateway for many of them in research and development in agriculture, said Gilberto Fonseca Guimarães de Moura.
Teresa Christina, Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply, said in a congratulatory letter at the opening ceremony of the CBIW 2021 that sustainability in agriculture is a fundamental issue, as it seeks to reconcile food safety and environmental preservation with the use of technological innovations and increased productivity.
Wang Jinzhan, executive secretary of the China Science and Technology Association Secretariat, stressed that the Chinese government places scientific and technological innovation at the center of the overall national development, and that there is a high degree of complementarity with Brazil in scientific and technological innovation.
China’s national carbon market began operating in July, a significant step towards helping the country reduce its carbon footprint and meet emission targets. Mei Dewen, general manager of China Beijing Green Exchange, said at CBIW 2021 that China’s national carbon market can provide experience for Brazil in terms of carbon neutrality.