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Sandro Valeri, GSI Alumni Testimony


Sandro Valeri, Embraer's Director of Strategic Innovation, shared how the GSI led Embraer to innovate, to make a partnership with UBER and to design its corporate venture strategy. Watch the vídeo above.

GSI - Global Strategic Innovation has taken countless companies to the small (giant) innovative world that is Silicon Valley. Embraer was one of the companies that participated in the three programs carried out by LBC in 2016, in order to inspire and broaden its innovation portfolio.

In this set of programs, Embraer's innovation team worked with LBC on a project that led Brazil's top executives to the Bay Area in San Francisco. Developed jointly by the aircraft conglomerate and by LBC, these programs focused on topics such as customer engagement, lean start up and design thinking.

A year later, the world's third-largest aircraft producer announced that it would establish teams in Silicon Valley and Boston to collaborate on research with startups, investors, academics, and others.

Embraer's constant commitment to innovate didn’t stop there when in April announced a partnership with Uber via the Embraer Business Innovation Center, focused on the establishment of an ecosystem – called the Uber Elevate Network – which will permit the implementation of vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) for short urban trips.

The development of VTOL is not just an opportunity to change urban mobility for the better, but also to find new technologies with the potential to improve the performance and efficiency in a variety of aerospace applications.

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