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IPDEC: Get to know this story that has been going for almost 10 years

In 2024, the Instituto de Inovação, Pesquisa, Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico do Amazonas (IPDEC) will be 10 years old! During all this time, IPDEC has been consolidating itself in Amazonas and expanding its mission to develop science for the Northern region. Come and learn a little about the Institute’s history!

University Genesis

Shortly before IPDEC officially became a Third Sector Institution, its idea was born at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM) in 2012. The motivation came from the questioning of university students about investment in education in Brazil, which was far below that of other countries.

The institute was supported by the Institute of Computing (IComp), the Center for Business and Technological Development (CDTECH) at UFAM, and it was on February 14, 2014 that IPDEC was officially founded. With the aim of training people and developing solutions that have an impact on society, the IPDEC institute today has the distinction of providing an immersive experience in research, scientific and technological development for various university students and technology professionals.

Clenes Glória (Fiscal Councilor); Olívia Rodrigues (Fiscal Councilor); Daniella Bezerra (President Director); Raimundo Barreto (Technical and Scientific Councilor) and Valter Silveira (Financial Director).

Onwards and upwards

In 2017, IPDEC was officially accredited to the Amazon Research and Development Activities Committee (CAPDA), made up of representatives from the federal government, the governments of the Western Amazon states (Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima and Amapá), institutions that promote research and innovation, the scientific community and the Manaus Industrial Pole, which consolidated IPDEC as a Science and Technology Institute (ICT) and put it on the national radar.

From that point on, it was nothing but growth! Several partnerships were signed, which enabled the development of solutions aimed at the Amazon. IPDEC also helped structure the Manaus Digital Hub and became the first research institute to be located in the Ilha de São Vicente Innovation District, in the Historic Center of Manaus.

Connecting with society

Since 2018, IPDEC has participated in landmark technology events in Manaus, such as the Manaus Digital Hub Fair and Expo Amazônia Bio&Tic, to bring the institute even closer to the population and present its initiatives. In 2024, IPDEC plans to organize more activities at its headquarters, encouraging education and stimulating activity in the center of Manaus.

IPDEC’s participation in the 1st Manaus Digital Hub Fair

Branch in Roraima

In 2021, IPDEC opened its first branch in the northern region, in the capital of Roraima, Boa Vista. The following year, the branch was also accredited by CAPDA, ensuring compliance with the guidelines for operating as a Science and Technology Institute. Now, the aim is to expand its operations in Boa Vista to include more activities to encourage and develop impact research for the Northern Region.

Success of the year: IPDEC Game Fest

In 2023, the Institute held the first edition of the IPDEC Game Fest (IGF), a gamer event whose first competition was the game VALORANT.

Team Forest GG, the IGF 2023 champions

In a festive atmosphere, the three winning teams received more than R$10,000 in prizes, as well as pizza vouchers, trophies and medals for the players. Highly praised by the competitors, the IGF promises to be even better in 2024!

As a return to society, the event collected more than 300 kilos of non-perishable food which was delivered to the Oasis Shelter, an organization responsible for taking in socially vulnerable families in Manaus.

What can you expect in 2024 from us?

In 2024, IPDEC is planning more activities to spread the word about its actions, as well as continuing with the IPDEC Game Fest, which promises many more surprises! Your company with IPDEC is extremely important if we want to strengthen our mission of highlighting education, science, technology and innovation to build a better society.

Let’s go together! 🚀

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The IPDEC Institute is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the research, development and innovation of solutions based on strategic knowledge management. Its partners are public institutions, companies and third sector organizations.

Its activities are supported by the Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) legal framework, driven by the Innovation Law and managed through a Technological Innovation Center (NIT-IPDEC), which supports open innovation projects.

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