Brazilian Government's IoT Study Releases First Results

A recent report, titled "Internet of Things: An Action Plan for Brazil," cites five lessons from the project.
By Edson Perin

Lesson 3: Governments Seek to Create Appropriate Ecosystems and Reduce Innovation Risk
• Making investments: Most leading governments are investing significantly in the Internet of Things.

• Cluster training: Startups and other companies in specific areas of cities should be gathered to exchange experience and conduct new business.

• Encouraging SMEs and startups: An entrepreneurial culture should be fostered by reducing bureaucracy and taxes, and by spreading the benefits of entrepreneurship.

• Public procurement: The demand for innovation by the public sector should be used to encourage innovation and leverage IoT companies.

Lesson 4: It Is Necessary to Invest in the Formation of Human Resources
• The IoT favors job creation.

• Public policies should be linked in order to increase capacity, and to offer employment opportunities.

• Information technology, computer skills and programming should be introduced starting in elementary school.

• Universities and industries should be connected.

• Governments must take steps to open and expand channels of cooperation between industries and universities.

• Industry events should be promoted.

• Workshops, conferences and training on specific topics related to the IoT should be organized.

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