Mayor Eduardo Cury from the city Sao José dos Campos, where the major Aeronautics and defence hub of Brazil is situated, has been visiting Sweden this week and yesterday he made a stop in Linköping invited by Paul Lindvall from the City of Linkoping.
In recent years the co-operation between Linköping and Brazil has strengthened tremendously and mutual interests in business development, science parks, and education were on the agenda.
Apart from a number of other activities, the Mayor visited Mjärdevi Science Park in order to understand how the science park works in supporting start-up and growth of new companies, its position in the regional context and in the international society.
Following Mjärdevi a visit was made to Linköpings University as since the late 60´s, Linkoping’s University has been an innovator, creating new degree programs and new ways to tackle research problems. The innovation topic has become of large interest in Brazil as one of their ambitions is to increase indigenous capabilities.
The mayor also had the chance to visit Saab and was briefed on Saab product portfolio as well as Saabs offer regarding Gripen to Brazil. The Mayor visited the Gripen Final Assembly line to see Gripen fighter in production and he also paid a visit to the Flight Test Department to have a closer look at the next generation of Gripen.
image: Mayor Eduardo Cury from the city Sao José dos Campos, Brazil, with his delegation invited by Paul Lindvall, City of Linköping Sweden, at Saab’s Gripen production in Linköping Sweden.