Food innovation in Brazil from the point of view of industries: an evaluation of PINTEC data

  • Álvaro Augusto Pereira Silva Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas
  • Antônio Fernandes de Carvalho Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Departamento de Tecnologia de Alimentos
  • Ítalo Tuler Perrone Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Departamento de Ciências Farmacêuticas
  • Luísa Cordeiro de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Departamento de Química
  • Luiz Fernando Cappa de Oliveira Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Departamento de Química
  • Rodrigo Stephani Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Departamento de Química

Abstract

Data published in 2016 PINTEC (Innovation Survey), conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics for the 2012-2014 triennium with 13,846 food companies, showed that only 45% innovated in products and/or processes. Acquisition of machinery / equipment was considered the most important innovative activity followed by personnel training. The products quality improvement and the productive capacity increase were the greater impacts observed. Only 9% of companies claim to spent on R&D activities. The high cost of innovation, the lack of appropriate funding and the excessive economic risks were the main problems pointed out by companies, followed by qualified personnel lack.

Published
2019-09-17