From tomorrow until Friday, Kris Balderston, the U.S. Secretary’s Special Representative for Global Partnerships, will be headed to Brazil. In coordination with the Office of Innovation, he will lead an Innovation Delegation of educators, technology professionals and entrepreneurs to the country in hopes of identifying investment opportunities surrounding sustainable urban environments. The trip was originally announced by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in April.
Balderston’s first stop will be Brasilia, where he will meet with local leaders and head a discussion panel, titled Bringing Innovation to Market, at the Brazilian National Council of Scientific and Technological Development.
Next, Balderston and the delegation will head to São Paulo to meet with young entrepreneurs and organizations that promote sustainable urban living. There, the group will also meet with the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning.