Archive for July, 2013

NewSpring Capital Leads Equity Investment in VidSys, Inc

Comments Off | 07-29-2013

VidSys, a leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software, today announced that NewSpring Capital led a $15.65 million equity financing in VidSys.  NewSpring Capital, a Radnor, Pa., family of private equity funds, invested through NewSpring Growth Capital, the firm’s dedicated technology and business services growth equity fund.  Also participating were VidSys’ existing investors:  [...]

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ThyssenKrupp expands automotive components plant in Chemnitz

Comments Off | 07-29-2013

ThyssenKrupp has today begun building a new production facility for assembled camshafts at its Chemnitz plant. Sven Morlok, Saxony’s State Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Transport, and Petra Wesseler, the Mayoress of Chemnitz responsible for urban development and construction, took part in the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction. The new facility [...]

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Committee to Reduce Consumer Disputes in Tourism

Comments Off | 07-27-2013

Brazil has taken another step towards protecting tourists on trips to Brazil. This month, the Consumer and Tourism Technical Committee was established, consisting of a panel of professionals linked to tourism and law, with the goal of producing a plan to resolve consumer disputes, including undelivered purchases of tourism products. The intention is to improve [...]

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Science without Borders Enters Agreement with Embraer for Internship Places

Comments Off | 07-17-2013

The federal government’s Science without Borders program has entered into an agreement with the aviation company Embraer for internship opportunities for undergraduate sandwich scholarship students, when students take part of their course in another country. The contract, which lasts three years, will make at least 20 places available per year.
The internships, mostly for engineering students, [...]

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FINEP Launches two New Public Calls under the Inovar Program

Comments Off | 07-17-2013

FINEP has just launched two public notices through the Inovar program. One is the 14th “Inovar Funds” public call and the other is the 6th “Inovar Seed” public call.
The first is aimed at managers and administrators of Venture Capital funds, Private Equity and Funds of Funds, who should submit capitalization [...]

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Brazil’s Southern Border Gains Tourist Service Centers

Comments Off | 07-9-2013

Project provides for investments of 4.8 million from the Ministry of Tourism and the Department of Tourism of the State of Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil’s border region with Argentina and Uruguay is to gain nine Tourist Service Centers by June 2014. With a total investment of R$ 4.8 million from the Ministry of Tourism and [...]

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Registrations Now Open for the Mercosur Science and Technology Award 2013

Comments Off | 07-2-2013

The Award is open to students and researchers from Brazil and all Mercosur member countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela
On Tuesday (June 25), the Mercosur Science and Technology Specialized Meeting (RECyT) announced that the theme for the Science and Technology Award 2013 will be “Education for Science”. Registration is now [...]

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