Governance And Technological Capabilities In E-mobility: International Experience And Lessons For Brazil (Electric Vehicles: Everything is Changing. USA 2017)

Edgar Barassa, PhD Candidate
University of Campinas (Unicamp)


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Presentation Summary

Research for the study undertaken by Edgar Barassa and Dr. Flávia Consoni.
This presentation goal is to analyze the technological capabilities that companies (national or foreign capital) belonging to the automobile sector and research institutes installed in Brazil possess regarding the electric mobility. In addition, we will discuss aspects of Brazilian governance and public policies that affect and shape this technology system in a broader context.

Speaker Biography (Edgar Barassa)

Edgar is a PhD candidate at the Department of Science and Technology Policy (DPCT)/ University of Campinas (Brazil). His research focuses on new technologies for automotive propulsion (BEV, HEV, PHEV, FCEV) and also cross related topics such as automotive industry strategy, energy security and R&D in renewable energy sources. He graduated in international business at the University of Campinas (2009-2013) and proceeded to the master's degree (2013-2015) at the Science and Technology field. Since he has been passionate about automobiles, the choice for this research topic came naturally. Edgar started to do research on electric vehicles by encouragement from his supervisor, Dr. Flávia Consoni, and personal motivations as well. By 2014, he published a paper on patent data analysis regarding electric vehicles and won the prize of best Academic Article in X Latin American Congress of Electric Vehicle. This fostered his moving to Bordeaux (France) in 2016 for an internship at University of Bordeaux. At this university, he learned advanced techniques of technology foresight and improved his tools regarding patent data analysis. He is grateful for his professional and personal trajectory, and truly believes in the transition from conventional cars to electric ones in the near future. In his free time, Edgar loves dancing, working out, cycling and cooking! He also runs a local NGO, called Amparar, that provides assistance to homeless people in Campinas city. For more details, check it out:

Company Profile (University of Campinas (Unicamp))

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Located in University of Campinas (UNICAMP), the Department of Science and Technology Policy (DPCT) was created in 1985 to run teaching, research and engagement activities in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, planning and management. It heads one of the most prestigious graduate programmes in this area receiving students from all over the country and from many countries from Latin America. Since its origins, DPCT has developed a multidisciplinary approach drawing concepts from different disciplines as economics, sociology, history, engineering, and management. Its core competencies are in policy analysis, design and evaluation, innovation systems, foresight studies, planning and management of R&D and innovation, entrepreneurship and sectoral and regional development. See more in
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