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Applications open for School of Advanced Science on Technology and Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development

The school will provide a set of intensive courses for postgraduate students and early-career researchers on the recent developments in the economics of technological change and in ST&I policy studies. Registrations are due on January 26, 2024

Meeting Announcement

Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

The São Paulo Advanced School on Technology & Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development will be held from June 24 to July 05, 2024, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo state, Brazil. 

Reporters are invited to register for the scientific sessions and short courses, which will present state-of-art science and results of new research.

The School provides an opportunity to learn about and debate recent developments in the economics of technological change and in science, technology and innovation (ST&I) policy studies. The programme comprises numerous seminars, intensive courses, and roundtable discussions focusing on the following topics: Economic catching-up and innovation; Innovation in Global Value Chains; Universities and regional economic development; Trade and industrial policy; and Technology Sovereignty.

The School will bring together a roster of highly regarded researchers in all these areas to participate as speakers – the up-to-date list of confirmed speakers includes Ron Boschma (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Robert Guttmann (Hofstra University, USA), William Maloney (World Bank), Roberta Rabellotti (Università di Pavia, Italy), Nicholas Vonortas (The George Washington University, USA), and Zhu Jiejin (Fudan University, China), among others.

As part of the São Paulo Advanced School on Technology & Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development, UNICAMP’s Institute of Economics – which co-organizes the School in collaboration with the Institute of Geosciences (IG-UNICAMP) – will also host the 5th UNICAMP International School on Development Challenges, the IV BRICS Network University International School and the 3rd BRICS Postgraduate Forum.

How to apply and who may apply

The School is aimed at post-graduate students (doctoral and advanced masters degree candidates) as well as early career researchers, including post-doctoral researchers. Participants can expect to engage in technical visits and also networking with leading university faculty and fellow post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate degree candidates from around the world.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is supporting the event ( through its São Paulo School of Advanced Science Program (SPSAS Successful candidates must have a strong background in the areas covered by the School, as well as a good working knowledge of English and availability to attend the entire length of the programme.

Applications must be received by January 26, 2024. There is no registration fee and those accepted will have coverage of accommodation, food and transportation expenses for participants not resident in Campinas. The number of vacancies is 100 (50 grantees from all states of Brazil and 50 international grantees).

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