Ronsom, Silvia Vieira Filho, José Eustáquio Ribeiro Amaral, Daniel Capaldo
Texto para Discussão No. 2635
Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA), Brasília
Brazilian agriculture is a technological innovation success case, explained, among other factors, by the dynamics built between research organizations and agribusiness actors that characterize an innovation ecosystem. The concept of 'agility' is central to the competitiveness and management of such ecosystems. Agility has been discussed as adaptation ability to improve the innovation capacities of organizations in environments with high complexity. This work seeks to present the definitions and concepts of the innovation ecosystem, agility and its relationship with institutional environments. The analysis helps to understand this approach for the construction of public policies and guidelines for the management of innovation in the agricultural sector. Considered an important link within the innovation ecosystem in agribusiness, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) will be the focus of study. Results of experimental and exploratory evaluation are presented, showing the existence of examples towards agility. It is expected to better understand the challenges of rethinking innovation processes in Brazilian agribusiness.
Agriculture Research Ecosystem of Innovation Agility Embrapa