Hosts I2P Global 2013/2014

Host Institutions

Centro de Empreendedorismo e Novos Negócios da FGV




The Center for Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (FGVcenn) of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) was created in June 2004 with the mission of building an entrepreneurial spirit at the School of Business Administration of São Paulo (EAESP). The FGVcenn gathers people from diverse backgrounds to study, generate and propagate multidisciplinary knowledge about entrepreneurship. Beyond being responsible for entrepreneurship education, the Center is responsible for generating Brazilian knowledge on the field of entrepreneurship through events, competitions, publications, courses and research. FGVcenn aims to change culture and make people aware of their potential as entrepreneurs.

About FGV

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is a world renowned center for quality education dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. With eight schools, two research institutes, technical assistance projects and a publishing unit, FGV is ranked one of the top 25 Think Tanks* and Top 100 higher education institutions** in the World. 

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2013 Donors and Supporters



Innovative Beauty

At Grupo Boticário, beauty is what we do every day. The creation of knowledge and opportunities is in our DNA. Our vision is to become the reference for beauty within the industry. We currently manage four business lines– O Boticário, Eudora, quem disse, berenice? and The Beauty Box – and we are responsible for maintaining the Fundação Grupo Boticário de Proteção à Natureza (Grupo Boticário Nature Protection Foundation).

Constant innovation is one of our goals as well as one of our differentiating qualities. Proof of this can be seen in the products launched within the business lines in 2012; a record-breaking 1,600 items were launched, of which 500 were developed exclusively for initiating operations for the brand quem disse, berenice? 

This enterprising vocation for innovation is not a novelty in the organization. The greatest indicator for our innovative vein is O Boticário’s business line, which in 2006, became the first Brazilian cosmetics company to apply nanotechnology in anti-aging products, which allows for the direct delivery of the product’s active components to the skin’s layers.

This constant innovation is one of the main reasons why our research and development team has increased in 40% over the last few years with a structure that encompasses perfumery, cosmetics and personal care. As a support foundation for this growth, Grupo Boticário launched a modern Research and Development Center at the organization’s headquarters in São José dos Pinhais, just outside Curitiba (PR), in March 2013. Home to a R$ 37 million investment spread over an architecturally intelligent 8 thousand square meters, the enterprise has state-of-the art equipment and currently employs 230 professionals working in highly collaborative environments.

Always focused on the business unit’s end-user satisfaction, the Group is able to pour all of its high-end expertise in technology into the Research Center. Furthermore, the new space is also a center for improvement and sharing knowledge, filled with study rooms and with two libraries; one dedicated towards technological research and the other for fragrances, where 8 thousand samples can be maintained.

This is all a part of who we are. In our world, beauty means generating constant innovation and comprehensive solutions for beauty within an increasingly demanding market.

Visit our website: www.grupoboticario.com.br







Benefits of Sponsoring

Why Fund the I2P® Global Competition?

When you participate in Idea to Product® Global Competition by contributing, you can:

  • Make contact with potential employees with technical and entrepreneurial skills.
  • Find out about potential investment and partnering opportunities among the I2P® teams.
  • Impact technology commercialization education around the world.
  • Keep informed of the latest technologies emerging from leading universities.
  • Promote a culture of technology commercialization.
  • Gain new clients from among the teams that plan to take their products to market.
  • Align your company, brand and/or yourself with innovation


Please join us by participating as an I2P® Competition donor. Funds will support planning and operating the competitions, the cash prizes and trophies, hotel rooms for the international participants, dinners and other networking opportunities, the website, printed material, and other costs directly associated with the competition such as facilities. Our judges are donating their time and expertise.

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How to Give to the I2P® Program

The success of the I2P® Program depends on the generous contributions of our donors and supporters…whether time donated by our judges and mentors or funds and services contributed by our sponsors.


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Hosts I2P Global 2011/2012

KTH, Institution of Industrial Economics and Management

KTH (the Royal Institute of Technology) is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH education and research covers a broad spectrum – from natural sciences to all branches of engineering plus architecture, industrial economics, urban planning, work science and environmental technology. In addition to the research underway at KTH schools there are a large number of national and local competence centers located at KTH, as well as research programs financed by various research foundations.

KTH offers degree courses in architecture, masters of science in engineering, bachelors of science in engineering, bachelors degree, masters degrees (one or two years), licentiate or doctoral degrees. There is also a technical preparatory course and further education activities. KTH has a total of 13,300 full year students at first and second levels, over 1,500 active research students and 3,900 employees.

KTH was founded in 1827 and since 1917 has been located at its current site, in a beautiful location with buildings that are now listed as of historical importance at Norra Djurgården in central Stockholm. Today, KTH is also located on several different campuses around Stockholm.

KTH carries out extensive international research and educational exchange with universities and university colleges primarily in Europe, USA and Australia as well as in Asian countries. KTH participates actively in the various EU research programs. Projects together with Swedish and international development cooperation agencies are also underway.

While the Royal Institute of Technology has a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation management, it was not until the January 2011, that the Institute of Industrial Management created the division – Business Development and Entrepreneurship with Associate Professor Terrence E. Brown as its head. The focus of the division is – Value creation through the creation and commercialization of innovation through existing enterprises and new ventures.  The division is engaged with teaching with the courses given among the school’s most popular. Additionally, the division is involved in two major research projects – one related to the means, methods and modes of research commercialization and the second, related to management, organizational and administrative innovations within Swedish industry. The division has a long deep relationship to the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship, where KTH is one of the parent institutions.


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2012 Donors and Supporters



VINNOVA develops Sweden's innovation capacity for sustainable growth.

VINNOVA, Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems, is Sweden's innovation agency. Our aim is to increase the competitiveness of Swedish researchers and companies.

Our task is to promote sustainable growth in Sweden by funding needs-driven research and the development of effective innovation systems. To this end, we have 220 million euro to invest in new and ongoing projects each year. VINNOVA generally requires co-financing of all projects, which doubles the annual investments to around 440 million euro.

Funding decisions are made following public calls for proposals under VINNOVA's programmes. Decisions are based on expert assessments and the suggestions of programme councils skilled in research, business and the public sector.

An important part of CINNOVA's activities of increasing the cooperation between companies, universities, research institutes and other organisations in the Swedish innovation system. We do this in a number of ways, including long-term investment in strong research and innovation milieus, investment in projects to increase commercialisation of research results and by creating catalytic meeting places in the form of conferences and seminars.

All programmes are continuously followed-up and evaluated at their conculsion. Regular impact analyses are carried out in order to understand and learn from the long-term impacts of VINNOVA's efforts.

VINNOVA is a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and the national contact agency for the EU Framework Programme for R&D. Some 200 people work at VINNOVA's offices in Stockholm and Brussels. VINNOVA was established in January 2001.




The City of Stockholm is the host and sponsor of the Stockholm City Hall Reception which will take place November 16.


EIT KIC InnoEnergy

InnoEnergy is committed to developing ideas and people, and to creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. Our goal is to make Europe a global leader in sustainable energy.

InnoEnergy Sweden’s mission is to develop prerequisites, technology, and services for Smart Grids and achieve a breakthrough in
Electric Energy Storage. Sweden already has an extensive partnership working with Smart Grids, excellence in ICT, and a unique capacity to develop innovations and companies in the electric power sector.

InnoEnergy Sweden is a unique partnership between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Uppsala University, ABB, and Vattenfall. Associated and network partners currently include Elforsk, Ericsson, Fortum, Logica, Nova Högskolecentrum, Power Circle, Seabased, SciencePartner, Sting, STRI, Svenska Kraftnät and Technion.


Vattenfall today - a European energy company

Vattenfall is one of Europe's largest generators of electricity and the largest producer of heat. Consolidated sales in 2010 amounted to SEK 213,572 million.

Vattenfall's main products are electricity, heat and gas. In electricty and heat, Vattenfall works in all parts of the value chain: generation, distribution and sales. In gas, Vattenfall is mainly active in sales. Vattenfall is also engaged in energy trading and lignite mining. The Group has slightly more than 38,000 employees.

The Parent Company, Vattenfall AB, is 100%-owned by the Swedish state. The core markets are Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.


ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 130,000 people.



The US Embassy in Stockholm assists in the promotion of strong bilateral ties between the United States and Sweden and plays an active role in public diplomacy, business services, and traditional diplomatic relations. In 2007, the United States and Sweden launched a partnership to increase the collaboration in the field of energy, environment and science. This program today goes under the name the Swedish-American Green Alliance (SAGA), an initiative that can serve as a vehicle to bring university ideas to the market. For more information on SAGA, please visit sagastory.blogspot.com




The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. SI seeks to establish cooperation and lasting relations with other countries through strategic communication and exchange in the fields of culture, education, science and business.

SI works closely with Swedish embassies and consulates around the world.

Sweden.se, Sweden’s official website, is operated and developed by SI. The site invites visitors to read about and experience contemporary Sweden in many different languages.


Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During one week each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

Visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week website for more information.





MamutMedia was created in the year 2008 with the sole purpose of providing content to all of its clients. MamutMedia firmly believes that fast and quality content coupled with amazing graphics to create a valuable web property. We have been providing numerous content on every possible niche or topic for the many clients that have enlisted our services. Our articles have been published on numerous websites, ezine articles, newsletters, and all kinds other forms of publication, both online and offline.





Excitera is the student-driven, non-profit entrepreneurship association in Stockholm, Sweden. We want to create an interest in entrepreneurial activities and the commercialization of research results, and to connect students, academic researchers and people from the industry. The association has four independent projects and the easiest way to take part in our activities is to visit the events that we arrange.


The main purpose of the Entrepreneurship Society is to link all the projects within the nature of entrepreneurship at HHS together. It’s also meant to be a platform from which new entrepreneurial projects can grow. With this we aim to raise the interest for entrepreneurship and innovation among the students at Stockholm School of Economics.










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