Changes in Brazilian Public R&D Institutions Management: The National Institute of Technology Case-Study

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Based on the experience of the National Institute of Technology (INT), this paper sets out to analyze some of the organizational changes adopted by this R&D institution to fit the new demands of valorizing research results. First, are discussed the elements of change that allow to consider the emergence of a new paradigm for administering the research system in Brazil. Second, are presented the changes introduced to the INT. The hypothesis is that these changes are meant to introduce new criteria for selecting projects and to evaluate performance in order to create a dynamic interaction with economic agents. The capacity to adopt new orientations seems to be a necessary condition for INT to remain within the Brazilian research system.

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