FLORIANÓPOLIS: SMART CITY DA TECNOLOGIA
Florianópolis is one of the main centers of technological knowledge in the country, being recognized by ACATE Tech Report 2015 as the 3rd city in the country with average revenues of more than 900 companies that work in the technology sector with a high level of activity.The sector generates revenue of more than 5 billion reais annually, which allows the capital of Santa Catarina to combine economic development with an excellent quality of life.
According to the Mayor of Florianópolis, Gean Marques Loureiro (PMDB), the fact that the city was chosen to host the South Regional Connected Smart Cities Summit is fundamental for the evolution of the sector:
“Promoting discussion between government, entities and companies brings innumerable benefits to the development of the city. Florianópolis is directly linked to the Connected Smart Cities Regional South’s purpose in becoming smarter and more connected.”
The Mayor pointed that the main challenge for Brazilian cities to become smart cities is to use more technology to reduce bureaucracy of public power, making life easier for the citizens. He pointed that when he took over the municipal administration, he prioritized the technology sector: We enabled the Fundo Municipal de Inovação (Municipal Innovation Fund), which allows companies to invest financial resources in projects and studies focused on innovation developed in Florianópolis.Thinking about startups, we authorized Microempreendedores Individuais (Individual Microentrepreneurs) (MEI) to use the residences as the headquarters of the establishment (…). Florianópolis is among the first Brazilian cities to grant the Conditioned Operating License under these conditions. “.
The South Regional Meeting will be held on October 26, 2017 in Florianópolis.