the pilot factory

Transform your startup into a thriving business in Brazil

Join the csn pilot factory, where your innovative technology can pilot in real-world Brazilian scenarios and secure strategic investments.

Partner with industry leaders, gain market access, and unlock valuable distribution and commercialization opportunities.

The demo day will be held in Singapore
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About the Challenge


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CSN PIlot Factory is a strategic initiative by SOSA and CSN Inova, designed to pilot innovative technologies in real-world Brazilian scenarios.

The program offers startups a unique opportunity to "land and expand" in Brazil by partnering with key industry players to drive growth and innovation.

Our goal is to provide a clear pathway for startups to enter the Brazilian market, secure practical pilot opportunities, and use their success to scale.

Successful pilots result in investments from SOSA Ventures and CSN Inova, along with valuable distribution and commercialization agreements.

"We're thrilled to partner with SOSA to discover innovative solutions within the Bioeconomy. We're searching for startups developing groundbreaking applications in Forestry, Eucalyptus Biomass, Sustainable Packaging and Carbon Removal. If your venture fits the bill, we encourage you to apply!".

Paula Puzzi, Senior Manager at Suzano Ventures
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Selection criteria:

- Pre-seed to Series A
- Currently raising or interested in exploring the possibility
- Groundbreaking technological innovation within forestry technology, novel applications for eucalyptus biomaterials, sustainable packaging, or carbon removal
- Interest in the Brazilian Market

Applications close

August 30th 2024

Selection criteria:

Program Timeline

Aug 30
Shortlist Announcement

Sept 22
Selection Committee -  Virtual Pitch Day
Program Launch: Live Event in SOSA Israel
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 PoC’s planning and execution


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See the open positions below. Or apply here if you don’t see exactly the role that fits. We’re always on the lookout for those passionate about innovation.
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
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Connected Enterprise & Customer Service
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Operational Data Management & Analytics
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See the open positions below. Or apply here if you don’t see exactly the role that fits. We’re always on the lookout for those passionate about innovation.
Alternative Fuels & Hydrogen
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Energy Optimization & Resource Efficiency
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Emissions Monitoring & Reduction
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Additional Market Opportunities
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Disruptive Technologies for Logistics & Supply Chain
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Construction Industry Technologies
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We are seeking solutions in:


Eucalyptus Biomaterials

  • Biocomposites
  • Biofuels/Biorefinery
  • New uses for eucalyptus pulp and fluff pulp
  • Nanomaterial
  • Lignin

Sustainable Packaging

  • Paper and/or Cellulose based packaging
  • Additivation of cellulose to enhance properties for packaging application
  • Barrier Technologies
  • Circularity Solutions
  • Promotion of new business models and distribution

Forestry Technology

  • Genome informatics
  • Genome editing technologies
  • Optimization of agroforestry supplies consumption
  • Digital management of forests
  • Development of autonomous and energy-efficient equipment

Carbon Removal

  • CO2 removal technologies
  • CO2 measurement and calculation
  • Applications and uses of CO2
  • Solutions for CO2 credit compensation
  • Biochar

Why apply?

Accelerate Development and Testing

Chosen startups will have the opportunity to test their adsorbents under real process conditions in a world-class DAC laboratory at PUCRS University in Rio Grande do Sul, from bench to prototype scale.

Collaboration Opportunities

The winner will have the chance to explore potential collaboration opportunities for developing and scaling up your material to capture up to 300 tons of CO2 per year.

Field Scale Testing

The best-performing adsorption materials will have the chance to test at a field scale (~15 tons per year).

Intellectual Property Assurance

All POC results will be shared with you, and the material or composition of matter IP will remain solely yours, regulated through a Material Transfer Agreement. Repsol Sinopec Brazil or any affiliated partner will not claim new Intellectual Property based on the benchmarking testing results.

Access a Global Network of Opportunities

By applying, you'll be plugged into SOSA's extensive global network, gaining access to exclusive partnership opportunities with corporations worldwide. Stay connected and seize high-intent collaboration opportunities.

If you have any questions, contact us at: shani.y@sosa.co

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In addition to the accelerator program, startups will have the opportunity to exhibit and/or pitch at global events held in Singapore. Such events include SWITCH, TechXSummit (TXS) and Milipol.

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Participating startups will receive legal, business, accounting and marketing mentoring. SOSA’s innovation experts will map out participants’ needs and devise a financial plan built to achieve milestones.

About Repsol Sinopec Brasil

Repsol Sinopec Brasil is a leading oil and gas exploration and production company in Brazil. Formed by a joint venture between Repsol, a multinational leader in the energy sector, and Sinopec, China's largest oil and petrochemical company, they leverage global expertise for success in Brazil's prolific pre-salt reserves.  

Repsol Sinopec Brasil is committed to responsible development and contributes to Brazil's energy security through innovation and a focus on environmental and social sustainability.

About SOSA

SOSA is an open innovation company.

SOSA works with innovation teams and business units in corporations (like HP, Schneider Electric, RBC, Swiss Re, and Zurich Insurance), and governments (like Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, and Taiwan). 

Our work includes conducting research, developing strategies, and scouting and validating technologies to provide clients with tailored partnerships to solve their business problems, identify opportunities, and/or build new products. Over the years, we have collaborated with more than 100 corporate partners on over 900 projects to scout and develop partnerships with emerging tech companies from inception to completion, engaging with more than 13,000 global tech companies.

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