Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Mayor

Marcelo Crivella

Population

6,320,000 (2010)

Lead Innovation Officer

Carlos Antonio da Silva

Innovation is helping to:
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Critical success factors:
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Vision and approach to innovation capacity

Along with 44% of cities surveyed, Rio de Janeiro has an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to over one-third of cities surveyed, Rio de Janeiro approaches innovation capacity in specific policy areas/domains.

Policy areas that Rio de Janeiro is focused on

Social inclusion and equity
Education
Policy areas by number of cities

Rio de Janeiro utilizes 3 different innovation skills or roles

Project manager
Data scientist
Communication officer
Innovation roles by number of cities

Situated in the City Manager’s office, Rio de Janeiro’s dedicated team for innovation consists of 15 staff.

Terms Rio de Janeiro most associates with innovation

Technological innovation
Human-centered design

Rio de Janeiro's most common innovation activities

Developing new solutions based on digital technologies
e.g. use of drones or smart sensors
  1. 1

    Taking risks or testing new ideas

  2. 2

    Data-driven analytics/public data management

  3. 3

    Engaging residents in new ways

  4. 4

    Developing new solutions based on digital technologies

  5. 5

    Organizational change within the municipality

  6. 6

    Human-centered design

  7. 7

    Rethinking your city’s approach to financing partnerships

Its innovation activities also include engaging residents in new ways and human-centred design.

How is innovation funded here?

Like 77% of cities surveyed, Rio de Janeiro has dedicated funding to support innovation capacity.

Top sources of funding

Municipal budget
Municipal budget
This could include, for instance, City Council approved funds; operating budget; a special funding process (bond, Mayoral special initiative funding, etc.); and participatory budgeting / citizen-selected budgeting.

Activities being funded

Launching or sustaining a project
55 cities
Launching or sustaining a project
53 cities
Idea generation & brainstorming
3 cities
Investing in digital systems
2 cities
Investing in physical infrastructure
2 cities
Paying for services

How is innovation measured?

Rio de Janeiro has developed partnerships to promote its innovation capacity with other public agencies, private firms, not-for-profit organisations, and city residents/resident associations.

Data availability by policy area

15

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Transport/Mobility

Economic Development

Housing and built environment

Policing and law enforcement

Health

Water

Waste and sewage

Labour market and skills

Environment and climate change

Education

Culture

Social inclusion and equity

Public works

Tourism

Digital governance