Cloudscape Brazil 2014 Official Supporters

The Start-Up Brasil Program

Start-Up Brasil Program, National Startup Acceleration Program, is an initiative of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), in partnership with accelerators, which aim to support new companies in technology-based areas. The program has, also, Softex as the operational manager, in partnership with Apex-Brazil that manages the selection of international startups and has a location in the Silicon Valley, in California, and with CNPq, National Counsel of Technological and Scientific Development, for the selection of national start-ups.

Each edition of Start-Up Brasil lasts one year and has two public calls, one to select and qualify accelerators and another one to select startups, every six months. During the year, the selected startups are monitored, attend events, and have the possibility to participate in the national and/or international Demo Day, promoted by the Program. Start-Up Brasil integrates the so called TI Maior Program, a strategic program for software and IT services, which is one of the ENCTI (National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy) initiatives to select IT companies among priority programs to empower the Brazilian economy, and that has important players in the sector as partners of the program.


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INRA, The French National Institute for Agricultural Research

In today’s complex climatic, demographic and energy context, agricultural research must deal with major issues on various scales. Preparing worldwide food availability and security by 2050, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, and promoting alternative agricultural and forestry practices that can respond to non-reversible climate change are challenges the entire world must face. Some of the many underlying concerns that must be tackled include understanding individual behaviour on a regional or market level; studying the relationships between plant, animal and human health; researching new ways of producing energy and materials from agricultural sources; and limiting overall environmental impacts.

To deal with these issues, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) produces scientific knowledge and works for economic and social innovation in the areas of food, agriculture and the environment.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is the only major cloud platform ranked by Gartner as an industry leader for both infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS). This powerful combination of managed and unmanaged services lets you build, deploy, and manage applications any way you like for unmatched productivity.

Azure supports any operating system, language, tool, and framework— from Windows to Linux, SQL Serve to Oracle, C# to Java. It puts the best of Windows and Linux ecosystems at your fingertips, so you can build great applications and services that work with every device