TE Brazil Health (IFC-602903)

Countries
  • Brazil
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.67 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2019


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Project Description

IFC will support IFC's strategy by introducing the best available technologies to IFC clients and prospective clients in the healthcare sector in Brazil through implementing the following four main components:

1) Increase awareness of young technology companies from around the world (including home grown solutions) of opportunities in Brazil healthcare, and screen technologies that meet the needs of Brazilian healthcare providers
2) Increase awareness of healthcare providers of new technologies, and prepare technology companies and providers for matchmaking event to increasing know-how of engaging/partnering
3) Convene a technology matchmaking event targeted to present and demonstrate technologies
4) Support the validation/adaption of new technologies through field test/demonstration projects

IFC is uniquely positioned to bridge the awareness and adoption challenges between technology users and Innovators. The TechEmerge Program can help young tech companies accelerate the deployment of their technologies in emerging markets by leveraging IFC’s unique global network, and in parallel, help IFC clients and prospective clients to increase their competitiveness by adopting cutting-edge technologies, which can support improved and/or more affordable services to underserved populations in emerging markets.

People Affected By This Project

The goal of this project is to improve access to healthcare services and patient delivery through catalyzing the adoption of new technologies by corporates and other institutions in Brazil.

More specifically, the project will look to:
1) Improve the receptiveness and willingness of corporates in Brazil to adopt innovative technologies from around the world.
2) Increase the motivation of young technology companies from around the world to adapt and deploy their solutions in Brazil.
3) Refine IFC's value proposition (investment and advisory knowledge, capability and solutions) for capturing and supporting technology for development impact.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

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