Eduardo Costa

Eduardo Moreira da Costa is a part-time Professor of Innovation at the Federal University of Santa Catarina and at the Catholic University in Rio, and founder of 2000ideias, an international consulting company on all aspects of innovation, with offices in Rio and in Florianópolis.
Author of Global E-commerce Strategies for Small Businesses (MIT Press, 2001), published in English, Chinese and Japanese. (2001, 2003). Eduardo Costa developed and organized the first MBA on e-government in Brazil. Eduardo Costa consults regularly for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank on Innovation. In the US, he was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1997-2002. In Brazil, he was Innovation Director of FINEP (2007-2010), where he created innovative funding mechanisms for SMEs, and Director of CNPq (1993-1997), where he launched the first program for software export in the country – SOFTEX – that helped to transform the software industry into a multi-billion dollar business for the country.
Eduardo Costa got his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southampton in the UK. He was enacted into the country´s Technological and Scientific  Merit Order in 2010. He also sits at the Board of three companies (ALGAR, SENIOR Sistemas and  HOPLON), and is a well-known lecturer in Brazil and abroad on the subjects of Innovation, Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship, Venture capital and e-government.