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The Santa Catarina Innovation Ecosystem

Santa Catarina

is an entrepreneurial state that stands out for the generation of innovative businesses. This is only possible due to Santa Catarina's strong innovation ecosystem, consisting of several innovation habitats, investment funds, cutting edge universities, support and development institutions, laws and programs to encourage technology and innovation. This ecosystem provides a fertile environment for the development of innovative ideas.

The innovation ecosystem

is formed by a community of actors who interact in complex environments, aligned to a shared vision, in search of innovation in the territory. Thus, the State Government has been investing in a set of initiatives to elevate Santa Catarina in the international scenario, positioning our state as a more modern and efficient economy. One of them - the heart of this page - is the Santa Catarina Network of Innovation Centers, designed to bring together the drivers of a healthy ecosystem: ideas, talent and capital.

Innovation habitats

Second Depiné and Teixeira (2018) the innovation habitats are different spaces, conducive for innovations to occur, because they are locus for sharing information and knowledge, where there is networking, risks are minimized and results associated with business maximized. The innovation habitats allow the integration of the triple helix and seek to unite talent, technology, capital and knowledge to leverage the entrepreneurial and innovative potential.

Innovation habitats are: cities and their different typologies; districts and their different typologies; parks and their different typologies; innovation centers; pre-incubator; incubator; accelerator; coworking; technological innovation centers; makerspaces; living lab and innovation hub.

Depiné, A.; Teixeira, C. S. Innovation habitats: concept and practice. Sao Paulo: Lost, 2018.

The Santa Catarina Innovation Ecosystem

The ecosystem map is organized by layers of actors grouped into six propellers. Like this, it is possible for the user to select specific propellers or view the complete map. Clicking on an actor on the map displays the following information: actor's name, description, category, address and when available, contact link.The six propellers are shown below.

The actors of the Ecosystem

Innovation Habitats Actor
Generate the right spaces for innovation and entrepreneurship to occur. Habitats promote an environment for knowledge sharing and bringing ecosystem actors closer together in order to maximize results and decrease entrepreneurs' risks. Innovation habitats are: cities and their different typologies; districts and their different typologies; parks and their different typologies; innovation centers; pre-incubator; incubator; accelerator; coworking; technological innovation centers; makerspaces; living lab and innovation hub.

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Actor Knowledge
They are responsible for training people, the so-called talents. Enable the development of new research, building new knowledge and, creation of new technologies. Examples: higher education institutions, institutions offering courses related to innovation, etc.

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Promotion Actor
They provide reimbursable and non-reimbursable resources to foster innovation and allow the necessary access to capital for the development and growth of entrepreneurship and innovation. They are banks, support foundations and private investors (angels, seed or risk).

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Public Actor
Promote programs, regulations, policies and incentives. The regulatory environment allows the adoption of efficient public policies. Public actors are at the federal level, state and municipal.

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Business Actor
Organizations that convert ideas, business plans and models in new products, services, processes and, Finally, in companies. Are among startups, micro, small, medium and large companies.

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Institutional Actor
They are public or private and independent organizations that act with innovation and represent other actors or classes of actors. Examples: FIESC, SEBRAE-SC, Associations, Class entities. .

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