The training project aims to strengthen the network of innovation management Technological Innovation Centers in Eastern Amazonia (Namor Network). To this end, the project also focuses on the integration of intellectual property culture of institutions and the development of strategies to, in fact, contribute to the effective consolidation of successful innovations in the market.

The project has three main stages: (I) Diagnostic Workshop of NITs in order to obtain and organize information to subsidize the training plan; (II) qualification of NITs, by presenting content and dynamic specific on learning needs, development of new behaviors and skills for NITs together; (III) coaching session for each NIT, to complement its development individually.

“(…) I glimpse a new joint performance level of the REDENAMOR from this training, with insurance NIT coordinators of their function and safe to talk to their ICT, ICT and other companies with whom they maintain relationship” – Grace Ferraz

The Diagnostic Workshop, as well as the following training stages, was held at the premises of the Goeldi Museum in Belém and aimed to identify the needs, challenges and expectations of each NIT to be addressed in the training stage. The program of the workshop included the presentation of specialized content, conducting experiential and group dynamics activities that allowed the integration and exchange of experiences between the teams of the NITs.

The methodology used as a basis for diagnosis was the Framework of NITs of Innovation Management, which addresses its key processes and practices and allowed participants to identify the aspects to be focused, developed and optimized by the NITs Namor Network. At the end, it was also proposed by individual managers and joint initiatives to be undertaken to strengthen the actions of NITs and Network.

To promote and integrate technological innovation activities more efficiently in the Institutions of Science and Technology (ICT) in the country the MCTI created five Technological Innovation Centers arrangements in the country and Namor NETWORK is the NITs arrangement of the Eastern Amazon. The Network aims to disseminate knowledge about best practices in innovation management and methods of protection of knowledge, intellectual property and technology transfer and consists of twelve scientific institutions, they are: Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG); Federal University of Pará (UFPA); Federal Rural University of Amazonia (UFRA); Federal University of the South and Southeast Pará (UNIFESSPA); Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA); Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Pará (IFPA); University of Pará (UEPA); EMBRAPA Eastern Amazon; Pará State University Center (CESUPA); Federal University of Tocantins (UFT); Foundation University of Tocantins (UNITINS); Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP).