A group of researchers from the Department of Economics at Sapir College, led by Prof. Rafi Barel, were hosted in July 2023 in an academic conference at the Federal University of the State of Ceara in Brazil (Universidade Federal do Ceara -UFC).

The conference dealt with the promotion of innovation in non-high-tech activities and was attended by researchers from Ben Gurion, Reichman and the Rupin Academic Center, together with local government and industry officials.

The discussions at the conference focused on the difficulty of the periphery to integrate into innovation-based economic growth and were based on academic studies carried out by the researchers in peripheral areas in Israel and Brazil.

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