Petrobras and Sebrae have extended the registration deadline for the Petrobras Conexoes para Inovacao program notice. The new deadline for representatives of startups and small technology-based companies from all over the country runs until next Friday (3/7). Candidates will compete for a total budget of up to R $ 10 million to carry out the winning projects. Divided into nine technological areas, the selection aims at the effective implantation of products in the company's operations.
“Our intention is to seek with these companies the agile development of solutions to overcome challenges, generating value for our business and, consequently, for the oil and gas sector. We are looking for creative answers ”, says the program's coordinator, Ricardo Ramos, from Cenpes, Petrobras Research and Innovation Center. For Ramos, the ability to dare is essential for the success of the projects. ”
Proposals can be submitted in the following areas: digital technologies, robotics, energy efficiency, catalysts, corrosion, carbon reduction, geological modeling, inspection and water treatment technologies. Each proposal may receive resources of up to R $ 500 thousand, reaching R $ 1 million, depending on the value added to Petrobras' business.
The entrepreneurs will have the assistance of Petrobras and Sebrae, during and after the selection process, so that their solutions are implemented and generate value in the short term. For projects successfully completed, Petrobras will seek to enable the continuity of development with the implementation and field tests, through a pilot lot or pioneer service. For Sebrae, the partnership has a strategic role to achieve better results. "Sebrae will be supporting the micro and small companies selected in the public notices with business consultants complementary to the innovation projects since its beginning, favoring the effective entry of the innovative solution in the market and increasing its competitiveness", explains the technical director of the institution Bruno Quick.
Registration and solution of doubts
In order to answer questions from interested parties, the Connections for Innovation Week was held earlier this month. Through daily lives, Petrobras specialists answered questions about the 54 innovation challenges proposed. The videos can be accessed on the announcement's website , where and the registrations can also be made, until Friday.