Brazil sets out 5-year Plan for IoT

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications has awarded a contract to study the development of public policies on the Internet of Things (IoT) in the country. The research will support the National Internet Plan of Things.

It has been contracted by BNDES to a consortium of the Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications (CPqD), McKinsey Global Institute and law firm Pereira Neto Macedo.

The study will involve public and private stakeholders, experts, opinion leaders, organisations, associations, universities, and private sector companies. It will propose a plan of action for the next five years on policies and strategies that should be pursued to promote the development of the sector in Brazil.

The plan, which will be executed in nine months from November, has three stages, ranging from the diagnosis of the potential impact of the Internet of Things in Brazil and skills that the country already has for the creation of the Action Plan 2017-2022. Upon completion of the three phases, the consortium will support public and private actors in implementing the initiatives proposed.