TEL AVIV, ISRAEL | September 13, 2021 - SOSA, the global open innovation company, together with The Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI), announces a partnership with Suzano, the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer and a global benchmark in bio-based products developed from eucalyptus. The program will involve Suzano partnering with SOSA and CNI, in order to enhance its Industrial IoT and bolster the company’s “innovalability”, a concept that joins innovation and sustainability.
Suzano has doubled down its commitment to Industrial IoT as it works to create more avenues for optimization and sustainability along the company’s production chain. By improving its Industrial IoT, Suzano will refine its data streams and identify new opportunities to ensure efficiency of resources, reduction of waste and environmental impacts—from eucalyptus seedlings to the end product. In doing so, Suzano will simultaneously help Brazil assume its global leading role on environment and bioeconomy.
SOSA will operate a 4-month corporate open innovation program for Suzano in collaboration with CNI. Suzano’s cross-functional business units will be immersed in open innovation activities, exposing them to cutting edge technologies in their industry from across the globe.
Through the program, SOSA will tackle predefined business challenges and uncover further ways for Suzano’s to optimize its manufacturing processes through smart sensors.
The corporate innovation program will consist of:
- Proactive and curated tech scouting and validation processes aligned with the defined use case.
- Identification of adept technologies and team members that can push technology adoption to solve the Suzano’s challenges, and present market-ready solutions.
- Planning and executing pilots, implementations and investments.
The tech companies that will be selected to work with Suzano, will be given the opportunity to conduct a proof-of-concept of their solutions on an industrial scale, and further support Suzano’s efforts to continue its industry benchmark for innovation and sustainability.
“Our Open Innovation journey has increasingly allowed us to establish successful partnerships with important agents of the Innovation ecosystem, in order to generate and share value both with our partners and with society, based on the development of sustainable solutions. With SOSA's expertise, we hope to advance towards a leading role in industry 4.0, with technologies that improve our processes, boost our productivity, accelerate our digital transformation and contribute to the bioeconomy”, says Fernando Bertolucci, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Suzano.
“Working with Suzano presents a unique opportunity to enable disruptive and sustainable technologies with a global industry leader that is already part of the lives of over 2 billion people through its products,” says Uzi Scheffer, CEO of SOSA.
“The CNI+SOSA partnership reinforces our efforts in promoting open innovation as a competitive strategy, offering a faster and more effective path for the insertion of companies of all sizes and sectors in global value chains. We are certain that Suzano will obtain relevant results through the collaborative processes of open innovation. For us, it is an honor to support Suzano on this journey”, says Gianna Sagazio, Head of Innovation at CNI.
First featured on Nasdaq.