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November 28, 2020

Book launch, summary of our participation in Innovation week, and our first Resilience Brief. There is so many news to share this month.

Last week, Instituto Limite took part in Innovation Week 2020, an event with over 20,000 participants and the largest event in Latin America in the public sector organized by ENAP and part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) GovAfterShock virtual summit!

The two tracks were:
1. Co-Designing Cities for the Future - A hands-on workshop
2. Policy Entrepreneurship: Innovations at the frontier of policy (Panel)

Here is a summery of the two sessions.

Also, latest book launch from Luiz Vieira now available for download 📚.


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TRACK 1: Co-designing cities for the future
Participants co-designed prototypes of more resilient urban spaces. If we accept the challenge that the pandemic has brought us, we can re-imagine our spaces and cities for a better future. The workshop had a focus on social capital as the main foundation in the construction of safer cities and resilient to natural or other disasters and to identify public and planned design policies that reinvent public spaces so that they are the main gateway for people to connect. 

This was an interactive activity with participants designing urban planning in real-time in response to disasters (natural or otherwise), focusing on social capital. 

A copy of the Resilience Brief can be found here (PT and EN).



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TRACK 2: Policy Entrepreneurship-Innovations at the frontier of policy


Innovation in the public and private sectors faces very different challenges. Entrepreneurs and academics are changing the rules, finding new opportunities to bring innovation to policies in the face of climate change and other global risks. Three panelists discussed how they innovated in civic and government institutions. Participants heard how science and technology are changing power within politics.




Amy Wilson


Author: Empathy for Change

Technology Policy Fellow

Amy is a Technology Policy Fellow at the Aspen Institute Tech Policy Hub and White House Presidential Innovation Fellow Alumni. She built The Better Government Movement that grew to thousands of participants. Author of Empathy for Change-Makers and entrepreneur in civic and government institutions.


Clarissa Rojas


Research Associate, CSER at Cambridge University


Eisenhower Fellow


Clarissa is a Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at the University of Cambridge. Eisenhower fellow, and current WEF Global Futures Council on Frontier Risks. She advises policymakers and international institutions such as Geneva Centre for Security Policy, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), UN Biological Weapon Convention.


Chuy Cepeda


Co-Founder and CEO at OS City


Young Global Leaders at World Economic Forum

Chuy is Co-Founder and CEO at OS City, a company leading AI and Blockchain implementations in the Latin-american public sector. This year he was named  Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum, and is an alumni of the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University. 

Book Launch

Author: Luiz Vieira, PhD 

Princípio dos Trabalhos Virtuais, Cinemática e Aplicações

Download It

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