14 July 2017

Institute of Science and Technology of the Federal University of São Paulo


NETES (Educational Center of Social Technology and Solidarity Economy) an Academic Extension Program of the Institute of Science and Technology of the Federal University of São Paulo, located in the São José dos Campos campus (UNIFESP SJC) commits to disseminate and build database, information and innovations in existing social technologies in Brazil which can be replicable in health, quality of life and sustainability. We will create a diffusion mechanism of these low-cost technologies; virtual learning for the dissemination of social technologies for children and young people, including the use of the technique of “Augmented Reality” and 3D; intervention actions in communities with high social, economic and environmental vulnerability in the Paraíba Valley and replicability in other similar regions of Brazil; develop a network of young people trained in solidarity economy and social technology in order to perform and promote sustainability, health and quality of life; collection and consolidation of data that provide the best planning and development of life improvement policies; and low-cost social technologies to improve sanitary conditions in vulnerable communities in the Paraíba Valley in São Paulo, Brazil.

Commitment Progress

In support of EWEC, progress has been in the following areas: solidarity economy; social technologies; engineering and social development; science, technology and sustainability; and climate change. key activities and milestones include the following:

1) Training courses in solidarity economy;

2) Supporting activities within the Social Network of São José dos Campos, with various NGOs for protection and prevention of violence against women. There has been ongoing development of a social technology that provides visibility and a data bank of statistics in partnership with the community.

3) Formation actions in Solidarity Economy with Juvesol Network (Youths and Solidarity Economy Network) in areas of socioeconomic vulnerability in São Paulo East Zone (region with the highest violence rates against youth and children in Brazil); in São Francisco Xavier district and São José dos Campos suburbs (also with high violence rates, especially among women and youth).

4) Developing a low cost insulin pump. This is a technological innovation, developed through interdisciplinary methodologies which can be replicated. We aim to promote its spread and utilization across different countries due to its low cost, efficiency and social relevance, as it may be used in young and adult patients.

5) Building PluviApp. This is a collaborative technology, showcasing pluviometric data in an app by students from public schools and institutes of civil defense, to avoid natural disasters.

6) Constructing an automated system with Arduino for the improvement of a biodigestor in a community working with precepts of agroecology in São Francisco Xavier district, in São José dos Campos, which can also be replicated.

7) Audiovisual education to promote educative projects about drugs use and violence among teenagers (ongoing).

8) Improvements of solidarity economy methodologies.

9) low cost solar energy, alternative materials and other social technologies

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