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Technological Park of Santa Cruz - A pioneering initiative for the economic and technological development of Rio de Janeiro

10/04/2007


Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A.
 is the most important organization of an important undertaking, located in the Industrial District of Santa Cruz, in the West Zone of Rio de Janeiro and it is aimed at the promotion of the technological innovation and research in the corporate and academic contexts of the State: the Technological Park of Santa Cruz (PTSC). It is a pioneering action, developed by the private initiative and supported by different institutions of the state of Rio de Janeiro, which is also supported by the tertiary sector of the economy.

The PTSC will be formed by a technology-based business incubator and another social-based business incubator; a multipurpose unit intended for the research focused on the production of adsorbents, heterogeneous catalysts and intermediate products aimed at the fine chemistry industry; in addition to services of support to the business. The mission of such initiative is to promote the strengthening of fine chemistry sector connected to the productive chains of oil, petrochemical and natural gas.

The Technological Park also aims at stimulating the regional economy by means of the generation of new jobs for professionals with the technical qualification required and through the social inclusion of the community around the Industrial District of Santa Cruz.

The Technological Park of Santa Cruz gathers:
· the technological excellence of the Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores – the major company of the undertaking, which will sponsor the entire project and provide its facilities for the construction of the new unit, where the former Center of Partner Companies was located.
· the wide expertise on research aimed at the technological development, innovation and implantation of new businesses from the other sponsors of the project: the Petrobras Research Center – Centro de Pesquisa da Petrobras – (CENPES); the Rio de Janeiro Federal University – Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – (UFRJ); the Federation of the Industries of the State of Rio de Janeiro – Federação das Indústrias do Rio de Janeiro – (Sistema Firjan) and the Brazilian Service of Support to Micro and Small Enterprises – Serviço Brasileiro de Apoio às Micro e Pequenas Empresas – (Sebrae-RJ).
· and, finally, the knowledge in corporate management and implantation of technological parks of the non-governmental organization Center for Innovation and Competitiveness – Centro para Inovação e Competitividade - (CIC), a not-for-profit civil association, developed with the purpose of promoting concrete actions towards the increase of the competitiveness of the Brazilian products and services.

The undertaking also had the initial financial support of the Studies and Projects Finance Company – Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos – (Finep), an entity connected to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Technological Park of Santa Cruz: a challenging and transforming project that found in the motto of FCC S.A. the perfect translation of its essence - “catalyzing innovations for a changing world”.

Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores S.A. is an international technology company that produces and provides solutions in catalysts and additives for the oil refinning industry.

As a joint venture, FCC S.A. joins the tradition and know-how of two world giants of the oil and petrochemical areas – Petrobras and Albemarle Corporation.

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