Products and processes developed from waste and use of açaí, cupuaçu, vegetable oils and pirarucu management will have a pitch moment with the public and investors
Manaus (AM) – Ten innovative solutions for the sustainability of Amazon value chains will be presented to the public, investors and potential partners during the second edition of ExpoAmazônia BIO & TIC, which takes place between the 28th and 30th of November, at Studio 5 Centro de Convenções.
The Demoday of the Bioeconomy Priority Program (PPBio), coordinated by Idesam, will bring together native startups from the Amazon that managed to overcome the obstacles between the territories producing socio-biodiversity items and the consumer market, offering answers to strengthen the bioeconomy.
The businesses range from vegan proteins based on tucumã and açaí, to Amazonian leather made from pirarucu residue, and products such as cupuaçu vinegar; artisanal press for extracting pracaxi oil; natural cosmetics; export-type pineapple, with longer shelf life and edible coating for packaging. Drinks will also have space with forest cocktails and craft beers made from Amazonian fruits and waste.
“We are working so that this moment is a milestone in the success of PPBio, which has a showcase of projects for investment in different periods of maturity and which offer potential investors and partners the opportunity to start promoting the new economy in the Amazon”,
says the manager of Idesam/PPBio, Paulo Simonetti.
The investment made via PPBio has no risk of disallowance, that is, the resources invested always show results. “This demonstrates the transparency and efficiency of the program for both participants and all actors involved and more: it provides practical visibility of a bioeconomy that has already been operating on a small scale”, he adds.
Demoday PPBio also has the mission of helping to stimulate connections that favor the strengthening of the bioeconomy ecosystem in the Amazon.
The event takes place at the Idesam stand, responsible for coordinating PPBio, a public policy of the Superintendency of the Manaus Free Trade Zone (Suframa) aimed at investing resources from companies in the Industrial Pole in Bioeconomy and Innovation.
The program starts on the first day of the event, the 28th, at 4 pm, with opening and sequence of presentations. At 6:40 pm there will be space for networking between event participants and those interested in new business. Other Demodays are planned on other days: the Priority Program for Industry 4.0 and Industrial Modernization (PP4.0), at the stand of the International Software Technology Center (CITS); and the Priority Program for Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship (PPEI), which will be at the Softex stand, coordinators of each initiative, respectively.
ExpoAmazônia Bio&TIC 2023 is organized by the Manaus Digital Pole Association (APDM), Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (Idesam), Government of Amazonas – through the Secretariat of Development, Science, Technology and Innovation (Sedecti-AM ) -, Manaus City Hall – through the Municipal Secretariat of Labor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Semtepi) and the Amazon Biobusiness Center (CBA).
In addition to discussing, integrating, consolidating and leveraging the region’s Bioeconomy and Information and Communication Technology hubs as two viable and sustainable economic vectors for the maintenance of the Amazon forest and for the socioeconomic development of the people of the Amazon, the fair aims to strengthen the Bio&TIC ecosystems and constantly integrate them with actors from national and international innovation ecosystems.
*With information from consultancy
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