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ABOUT

Our team of professionals is motivated by the challenge of creating businesses that generate real benefits to society. techtools connects startups and industries in its innovation ecosystem which covers the sectors of life sciences (biomed tech and healthcare), education, security, agriculture and technology.

2018

  • JGI, techtools financial investment arm, was launched to offer co-investment opportunities to clients
  • Supernova Hub, a physical space for incubation of start-ups, was inaugurated to host techtools innovative projects
  • techtools group Advisory Board was established and its governance model defined (according to global corporate standards)
  • International offices were set up in Silicon Valley (USA) and Europe
  • Portfolio investment reaches 12 innovative companies

2017

  • Partnership with GEHC Partners and Pilot Lite Ventures extends the reach of the group to five continents through partner’s 52 research centers, for collaborative consulting services offerings
  • Expansion of network of alliances which now connects the Techtools group to 100 research and development centers around the World

2016

  • techtools establishes alliance with GE Healthcare Latin America to develop innovative projects in the healthcare industry
  • Network of alliances connects the company’s ecosystem to more than 50 research and development centers worldwide

2015

  • techtools redesigns the company’s main business focus as a result of its involvement with investments in innovative projects for the sectors of security and healthcare

2014

  • Enable sold to two Venture Capital funds that were consolidating market share in educational technologies and HR

2007

  • IST sales to a German company specialized in Security and Defense

2006

  • XnX Tecnologia acquisition and creation of Enable, a company specialized in innovative education and technological solutions for Talent Management

2003

  • IST Americas, a company specialized in biometrics and intelligence in Security and Defence, launches its global operations

1995

  • techtools, a technological consulting firm, is founded to offer its services mainly to industries in social impact sectors

INNOVATION BUILDERS 
We build innovation acting on projects of high social-impact

As innovation builders, we rapidly understand the stage at which each innovative project is. And we bring value to the venture though our multi-disciplinary expertise, ensuring the necessary agility and efficiency in dealing with themes like intellectual property formalization and protection, thus guaranteeing strong and sustainable growth.

We promote the interconnection of industries and startups, which fosters the expansion of ecosystems and boosts innovative thinking and the development of new products and services. A careful look and a well-structured process allows us to build innovation prone to go global from day one.

The virtuous cycle of innovation/entrepreneurship can be enhanced if efficiently managed. Ideation processes in new ventures, aligned with guidelines and innovation strategies practiced by leading organizations, significantly facilitate de development and adoption of disruptive innovation.

BUSINESS PROFILE

The amount of published and patented intellectual property that turns into real business and societal value is negligible. The waste is far more significant if we consider unexploited potential or intellectual wealth that does not get formalized of finalized, and disappears in drawers of academic and business research centers.

techtools’ mission is to make intellectual property tangible, materializing it in products and services, always favoring projects that:

• Carry distinctive disruptive innovations for the good of society
• Expand markets with high turnover and potential growth
• Fall within segments which a less affected by economic crises and with high regulation
• Carry an intrinsic higher potential for economic value generation as it leverage strong existing or new ecosystems

CONNECTIONS

We leverage our international connections with important academic and corporate R&D and Innovation Centers in Brazil, the United States and Belgium, to extract a wealth of knowledge and know-how to build our innovations upon.

Partnership GE Healthcare Partners
techtools group and GE Healthcare Partners combine their respective expertise, resources and capabilities to offer clients a broad spectrum of venture management and consultancy solutions.