Minas Gerais is the 3rd Brazilian GDP in the ICT segment. The turnover of this segment reaches almost 2.5 billion per year, generating an average of 15 thousand direct jobs and over 6 thousand companies.
Investment opportunity: Hardware and software for the aerospace segment; Onboard software and IoT for automobile; Sensors and Softwares for Mining; Electronic Components for home appliances.
Costs 12% lower than the average of its region
In general, Minas Gerais has a cost 12% lower than Brazilian Southeast average for ICT sectors. Workforce costs are also lower in around 20% when compared to the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Micro-electronics and Electro-electronics sectors.
Technology Parks, Industrial Districts and Technology Industrial Condo
Google's only R&D center in South America is located in Minas Gerais
Investment of approximately R$ 200 million until 2022
This number corresponds to 11% of overall Brazilian offers, being the second largest number in Brazil, with over 20 thousand enrolled students.
in Brazil, with over 20 thousand enrolled students. UFMG stands out as the best Brazilian computer science graduation course, according to Ranking Folha 2014. The course has been evaluated with Capes maximum grade, currently having 169 master degree students, 103 doctor degree students and 42 permanent professors; Besides, the institution offers Specialization Courses in Systems Analysis , Software Engineering and Telecommunication Networks.
Another well known university, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais,PUC Minas, has the best Computer Science graduation course of Brazil in terms of Market Evaluation, according to Ranking Folha 2014.
Other graduation courses standing out in the state:
Electrical Engineering - UFMG
Capes: 7 (Highest Grade)
Currently: 212 Master Degree Students, 147 Doctor Degree Students, 63 Professors.
Specialization Course on Micro-electronics - Integrated Circuit Project, offered by the Post-Graduation Program in Electrical Engineering.
Physics - UFMG.
Capes: 7 (Highest grade)
Currently: 55 Master Degree Students, 104 Doctor Degree Students, 75 Professors, 26 Patents and 40 Laboratories.
Specialization Course on Micro-electronics - Micro manufacturing, offered by the Post-Graduation Program in Physics.
Escola Técnica de Eletrônica (TechnicalSchool in Electronics)“Francisco Moreira da Costa” - ETE, thefirst in LatinAmerica (1959).
Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações (TelecommunicationsNationalInstitute) – INATEL (1965).
Centro de Ensino Superior emGestão, Tecnologia e Educação (Graduation Center in Management, Technology and Education) – FAI (1971).