Naira Ferreira Bonifácio

Vice-President, SciBr Foundation


Latin America




Naira Bonifácio has a background in marketing and worked in Boston on the bridge between the market and academic knowledge in the state of Massachusetts. She was CEO of a Brazilian company that uses light in pain treatments, Bright Photomedicine – all with technology produced from Brazilian academic research. Here in Brazil, she works at the USP Innovation Agency, which plays the role of transforming the knowledge produced in the academy into products accessible to society, and is the current Vice President of SciBr Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to connect and strengthen technological innovation between Brazil and the US.

Why are you optimistic about the future of work?

quote I believe that technology can always move us forward and the future of work involves theses applications for improving quality of life.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020