Bruno Cássio – Ascom/LAIS

The student Lais Stéphanie Bazílio da Silva, concluding the course of Technology in Public Management of the Federal Institute of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal Campus, received on March 8th 2022, International Women’s Day, the trophy of the “Guerreiro Ramos Award for Innovation in Public Management – 2021 Edition”, promoted by the Federal Administration Council (CFA). The award refers to the first place in the Scientific Research category, with the article “The value chain of innovation in health management: The LAIS case”.

Lais Stéphanie explained how her interest in researching about UFRN’s Technological Innovation in Health Laboratory, better known by the acronym LAIS, arose: “what first caught my attention in LAIS was the name, because it was the same as mine. From that, I became interested in knowing more about the work done by the laboratory, I was very delighted with the projects, with the slogan that speaks of love for others through science.

Also according to the student, the work was produced from her Course Completion Project (TCC) and had the guidance of Professor Marli Tacconi from IFRN. According to the researcher, the three phases of the innovation value chain were approached: idea generation, idea conversion, and diffusion, within the context of the projects executed by LAIS/UFRN.

Besides the trophy, the certificate and the CFA seal, Lais Stéphanie also took home a cash prize of R$2,500.00 (two thousand and five hundred reais). “This award, on a national level, represents the fulfillment of a dream, I was very surprised, moved, and happy when I saw the result”, she celebrates. The award was delivered at the headquarters of the Regional Administration Council of Rio Grande do Norte, in Natal, by the hands of the president of CRA/RN, Flávio Emílio Cavalcanti.

About the award
The Guerreiro Ramos Award for Innovation in Public Management aims to recognize professionals and academics from Administration-related areas for the merit achieved as a result of the development of works that characterize innovative practices or scientific research capable of transforming and improving, continuously, the Brazilian Public Administration.