The Brazilian government will announce the arrival of a global software development center in the country next week as part of a federal initiative to attract the installation of R&D centers from ICT multinationals, science, technology and innovation (MCTI) minister
Speaking to the press after a conference in SÃo Paulo to announce the second phase of the Brasil Mais TI plan, an initiative focused on boosting the qualifications of local ICT manpower through online courses, minister Raupp declined to reveal which company is behind the center, but MCTI's information policy secretary, VirgÍlio Almeia, confirmed it "comes from the software segment".
The R&D center attraction plan, together with Brasil Mais TI, is one of the six pillars of TI Maior (Greater IT), a broad program launched by the government last year to boost the software and IT services industry.
The measures aimed at "attracting" these centers to the country range from tax exemptions to "institutional consultancy" to help with bureaucracy.
According to Raupp, the center to be announced next week "is the fourth and final remaining R&D center of those planned by the government" under TI Maior. The program's goal, as it states on its website, is to support the installation of at least four global R&D centers in the areas of software and IT services.
According to TI Maior's official guidelines, the government planned to disburse some 15mn reais (
The other three R&D centers previously announced are from
Furthermore, these three facilities will be located in
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