By Ciampi, M.M.; da Rocha Brito, C.; Amaral, L.; Vasconcelos, R.; Barros, V.F.A.
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
The objective of this paper is to describe the engineering program designed by COPEC – Science and Education Research Council’s education research team, in which the so called ‘Working with Communities’ course is included early in the third year of engineering program. It provides students the chance to work as consultants to foster an entrepreneurial community in the city. The idea is to create an Innovative Office, to which local entrepreneurs can resort to in order to discuss and find sustainable solutions for a specific problem or a project. So far, the project has worked relatively well. Student groups are working hard and the results have been positive.