Entrepreneurs who are in the PPA Acceleration Program have participated in a series of events and interviews over the past few months, including fairs, exhibitions, parties, awards and international events.
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In May, Manioca was announced among the three finalists of the National Innovation Award, held by the National Confederation of Industries. Among 1,746 companies across the country, only 26 were selected as finalists in different categories. Manioca was a finalist in three categories: marketing, product and innovation management.
Ecopainéis do Açaí participated in Green Rio 2019, one of the most important bioeconomics events in Brazil, with the right to a pitch presentation.
CoopMel participated in the Worker’s Festival and the 2nd Honey Fair and Agricultural Fair, in Boa Vista do Ramos. In all, 500 local producers exhibited their products during a four-day event.
In Belém, Chocolates De Mendes participated in the Mini Chocolates Festival and Joias da Amazônia, at the Polo Joalheiro, with products from regional companies. The event was promoted by the state government with support from the Institute of Gems and Jewels of the Amazon (Igama), the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae) and the Pará Economic Development Company (Codec). In July, another edition of the event was held, also with the presence of Chocolates De Mendes.
100% Amazônia participated in Thaifex, the main international fair for trade in food and beverages, food service technology, retail and franchise in Asia. The event, held in Bankoc, seeks to establish new business networks and had more than 62 thousand visitors.
In June, Awi Superfoods participated in the Bio Brazil Fair/Biofach América Latina, the main business event in the sector in Latin America. Held in São Paulo, in its 15th edition, the Fair brought together 672 exhibitors, being considered the main platform for launches and trends in the area of certified organic products. The event was visited by thousands of buyers and professionals.
Manaós Tech was one of 35 startups, among 364 enrolled, chosen in Brazil to participate in the 2030 Brazil Accelerate program, a global initiative of the Impact Hub and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) aimed at boosting socioenvironmental impact businesses that are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Manaós Tech, Onisafra and Da Tribu were finalists in the Red Bull Amaphiko, Red Bull’s global program that supports the development of people who are proposing solutions to social challenges. Da Tribu was selected to participate in the program.
Manaós Tech, also in June, started to design a partnership with the Teaching and Research Directorate of Fundação Hospital Adriano Jorge, in Manaus, and should soon sign a cooperation agreement in the interface between health and technology. The startup was also on the cover of the newspaper Diário do Amazonas, with the approach of how robotics inserts children in the high-tech world, and new in the Rede Amazônica and SBT.
Sustain Ecosoluções and CoopMel were interviewed by CBN in Manaus about their business and participation in the PPA Acceleration Program. And Ecopainéis do Açaí was featured in the Rede Amazônica.
The company 100% Amazônia participated in the 2nd Seminar on the açai economy in the Amazon, composing the table on Difficulties, Limits and Potentialities of the market, at the Federal University of Pará. And it completed ten years of activity at the end of the month.
Da Tribu and Encauchados de Vegetais participated in the Conexão Inspiramais project, which offers exhibiting companies curatorship for the creation and development of innovative materials in design and technology. The project is part of the Inspiramais Showroom, the only material design and innovation event in Latin America. Held in São Paulo twice a year, it gathers more than 150 exhibitors from different parts of the country and has the presence of 7 thousand visitors from the fashion sector, among national and international buyers from all over the world.
Encauchados products were featured in BemGlô stores, of actress Glória Pires focused on sustainable products, and are now sold in the brand’s physical store, located on Oscar Freire street, in São Paulo. Also in June, they participated in the State Week of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, promoted by the Government of Pará, Sebrae, Guamá Science and Technology Park and Legislative Assembly, integrating the table Social technologies as public policies for the sustainable development of the State of Pará.
Peabiru Produtos da Floresta participated in the 26th edition of Circular Campina Cidade Velha, a circuit that involves cultural spaces in the historic downtown of Belém (PA). At the Peabiru Produtos da Floresta space, a conversation was held about meliponiculture and also tasting of recipes created with the ingredients of Amazonian socio-biodiversity available at the store. They also participated in the biodiversity fair during the event FloresTalks: Desenvolvimento + Floresta, held by the Center for High Amazon Studies at the Federal University of Pará, in Belém. Manioca and 100% Amazon also participated in FloresTalks, a kind of “TEDx of the forest”.
Manioca was part of a thematic table on the Amazon during the Finanças do Bem event, held by Sitawi in São Paulo, where they also set up a stand with their products. They also participated in the event Negócios pela Terra, promoted by Conexsus in São Paulo with the objective of connecting companies, buyers and socioenvironmental entrepreneurs to the products and services of traditional, indigenous and extractivist populations, and Ganepão, a professional congress aimed at nutritionists, also in São Paulo.
In early July, Ecopainéis de Açaí is getting ready to visit the largest panel factory and equipment technology in the city of Krefeld, Germany, and also the Findhorn ecovillage in Scotland, to learn about circular economy processes.
The Partnership Platform for the Amazon (PPA) was created with the objective of leading the construction of innovative solutions for sustainable development in the Amazon with companies and the private sector, prioritizing investments in businesses with a social and environmental impact. In practice, PPA acts in the incubation and acceleration of entrepreneurs, in carrying out strategic studies to expand investments and through partnerships between companies, communities and governments.
Currently, PPA’s executive coordination is exercised by the Institute for the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (IDESAM), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), the Amazon Conservation Team (ECAM) and Instituto Peabiru.