Original disclosure @ IFC website
Updated in EWS Jul 26, 2019
Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2019
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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.
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.
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