The Monaco Office of Representation in Brazil participated in the most important Brazilian conference dedicated to innovation and its highly diverse startup ecosystem. The Gramado Summit, not far from Porto Alegre, took place from July 31 to August 2, 2019. 200 exhibitors and nearly 2,500 visitors per day.

By joining the jury of this Innovation Summit, the Monegasque office has helped to strengthen the Principality’s reputation. Also the visibility as a responsible and committed destination and to approach startups with the same vision.

The award of the first “Green is the new glam” Award, in reference to the promotional campaign conducted by the Principality’s Tourism and Congress Department, has distinguished an innovative startup in sustainable development, thereby creating the event within the conference and Brazilian accredited media.

Of the 10 finalists, the company Navegue won the prize promoted by Monaco. He was rewarded for the creation of a mobile application. It was aimed at bringing sailors and passengers interested in eco-responsible transport on the Capibaribe river that runs through the city of Recife.

In the 5th urban agglomeration of Brazil, Navegue organizes and facilitates the provision of “fluvial VTC”.