The Development and Innovation Coordination is responsible for two annual events: the Entrepreneurship Competition and the MACKINOVA Week.
The Mackenzie Entrepreneurship Competition allows the participation of undergraduate and graduate students of UPM in order to reward them with vacancies at the university business incubation. Teams of up to 5 members may be invited to submit an innovative product or service design. Teams may be composed of students from different courses and faculties. Teams should have a minimum dedication of 20 hours per week for the project activities. The number of vacancies to be granted will depend on the availability of the incubators of the various UPM campuses. The Entrepreneurship Competition is regulated by a specific call for proposals (CFP) issued annually.
The MACKINOVA Week is the Mackenzie Ideas and Innovations Show, a technical and cultural activity under the responsibility of CDI, which aims to publicly display innovative projects and ideas of original, creative and sustainable content that demonstrate entrepreneurship and social responsibility, as well as lectures and debates with themes in entrepreneurship and innovation. The purpose of MACKINOVA is to disseminate the entrepreneurial culture of innovative projects and ideas, with the objective of exposing projects of this nature. MACKINOVA is regulated by a specific call for proposals (CFP) issued annually.