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ANTUNES, Adelaide Maria de Souza and MANGUEIRA, Ana Carolina Silva. The importance of the observatory of industrial activities and trends in science, technology and innovation. Quím. Nova [online]. 2005, vol.28, suppl., pp. S112-S118. ISSN 0100-4042. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422005000700022.
Given that innovation is fundamental for competitiveness, and that it is intrinsically linked to knowledge, it has become essential to foster effective interaction between the Brazilian productive sector and universities and R&D centers. This interface should be created by means of the model used in developed countries: Observatory of Industrial Activities and Trends in Science, Technology and Innovation. The present work describes its main functions, using examples of activities undertaken by the Chemical Industry Information System of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro related to production systems of primary and high-tech industries, examining the diffusion of knowledge to decision-makers.
Keywords : observatory of industrial activities; trends in Science; Technology and Innovation; market and technology mining.