The Science and Technology Park of Taquari Valley - Tecnovates is an initiative started by Univates and supported by public entities. It provides people and companies with space, laboratory facilities and qualified personnel for research and development (R&D), focusing on food products, environmental protection technologies and alternative energy sources.
Inovates - Technology & Innovation Centre is a technology incubator aimed at businesses that produce and render services whose main distinguishing feature is the use of technology and innovative processes and results. Find out more.
The Technology Centre for Research and Food Production is formed by the Laboratory of Food Chemistry, the Laboratory of Food Microbiology, the Laboratory of Food Biotechnology, the Laboratory of Waste Management and Alternative Energy Sources and the Laboratory of Milk and Dairy Products. It is equipped to meet the demands of R&D from companies and projects related to Tecnovates..
Promote entrepreneurial, scientific and technological development of the food supply chain and environmental protection; support the development of companies that focus on scientific enterprise; support entrepreneurial culture, innovation and synergy among people at the Science and Technology Park and science and technology systems; guarantee competitiveness and international recognition.
The history of technology development, and consequently, the history of Univates Science and Technology Park, begins in 1993, when the Department of Science and Technology of Rio Grande do Sul launched the Complex for Technology Modernisation of the Taquari Valley.
Inovates - Technology & Innovation Centre is a technology incubator built in December 2003 at Univates to be part of the Institutional Development Department. Inovates has the support of the local government and is aimed at businesses that produce and render services whose main distinguishing feature is the use of technology and innovative processes and results.
The Complex for Technology Modernisation of the Taquari Valley originated Analysis Laboratories UNIANÁLIES that contribute to improve the quality of food production and help reduce environmental impact in Taquari Valley.
Tecnovates was launched in 2014, with an approximate total area of 5.200 m², on a land of 5 hectares. It is home for resident and incubated companies. Tecnovates is associated to Programa PGtec, Rede Gaúcha de Incubadoras de Empresas e Parques Tecnológicos – Reginp.
Tecnovates in Encatado offers comprehensive support for incubating companies and research and development projects.