The Coordination of Development and Innovation (CIT) is an advisory body of the Pro-Rectory of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPG) of Mackenzie Presbyterian University with the following strategic positioning:

Mission: To structure, strengthen and manage the institutional actions associated with innovation and entrepreneurship, promoting academic, economic and social impact with sustainability.

Vision: To make the Mackenzie Presbyterian University a reference in innovation and entrepreneurship in a non-public academic environment.

  1. To promote the scientific and technological activities focused on innovation and entrepreneurship at UPM.
  2. To contribute to the excellence and expansion of UPM's postgraduate programs and research laboratories through partnerships with the productive sector.
  3. To promote and continue the processes of training in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  4. To develop and promote an institutional ecosystem for the creation and maturation of innovative ventures.
  5. To strengthen the operational, scientific, technological and administrative capacity of UPM's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  6. To define the mechanisms and institutional processes for the capture and management of resources of strategic partnerships for innovation.
  7. To establish partnerships with the productive sector both for the discovery of real problems to be solved and for the financing of applied and innovative research.
  8. To spread the culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  9. To consolidate the Intellectual Property protection and commercialization policies, considering external partnerships of the industrial, commercial, service, cultural and public sectors.


An initial outline of the innovation process at the university can be broken down into the following steps: 1. Building culture and competence for innovation and entrepreneurship (in the internal community of lecturers and students); 2. Articulating with companies to promote Strategic Partnerships for Innovation; 3. Generating, protecting and commercializing Intellectual Property; and 4. Creating Innovative Enterprises.

CIT is divided into three areas with complementary roles within the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, proposing regulatory mechanisms, creating and strengthening the ecosystem for the generation of innovative enterprises, and establishing an interface with the productive sector for innovation: Technological Transfer Office (TTO); Industry Liaison Office (ILO); and Business Incubators.

The main entities and associations to which CIT is associated are:

  • FORTEC: National Forum of Managers of Innovation and Technology Transfer.
  • ANPROTEC: National Association of Entities Promoting Innovative Enterprises.
  • Rede Inova-SP: São Paulo Network of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.
  • Paulista Network of Environments of Innovation.