Business and Investment in SC


Excellence in Quality, Technology, Innovation and Education

Knowledge is the base of Santa Catarina development. Industry invests in the training of its human resources and the incubators and technology parks invest in the education and innovation of new entrepreneurs.

The state has 70 colleges and universities, 134 technical schools and education centers, 120 metrology laboratories, 5 technology parks, 22 technology based incubators and 117 incubated companies.

  • 2nd best Brazilian state in education
  • 4th state with highest research and development spending
  • 5th state in innovation according to the study of the Economist Intelligence Unit
  • 5th state with highest number of patents and largest number of patents
  • 6th state in science and technology spending
  • 9th state in scientific-technical activity spending  


Santa Catarina is the 5th state in Innovation

 Very Good  Good  Reasonable  Poor

Source: The Economist


Education in Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina was considered the second best state in education in 2009 according to the ranking of states in PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment)  



Source: OCDE
Folha de São Paulo - 08/12/2010




Source: OCDE
Folha de São Paulo - 08/12/2010




Source: OCDE
Folha de São Paulo - 08/12/2010



FIESC leads the "Industry for Education" movement in Santa Catarina, with the goal of raising the skills of human resources in the state, which already has some of the best rates in the country in this field. The objective is to train 795 thousand industrial workers by 2014, with the adhesion of companies, which are committed to creating favorable conditions for their employees to attend courses. The actions are related to basic, continued and technical education. FIESC offers some 200 modalities of courses and has the flexibility to create new ones, according to the needs of different industrial sectors. Santa Catarina is the first Brazilian state to begin this kind of campaign.

FIESC | Rodovia Admar Gonzaga, 2765 - Itacorubi - 88034-001 - Florianópolis/SC - Brazil - +55 48 3231 4662