Design and Innovation

Instituto by Brasil


The By Brasil Institute was founded on May 16th, 2006. Headquartered in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul state, it has a national coverage. Its mission is to promote research, teaching, and creative economy services focused on innovation, design, and sustainability. We act in such a way as to stimulate increased competitiveness, as well as the enhancement of innovative qualities of organizations belonging to the leather-footwear chain and to the Brazil Fashion System.

In the beginning, the By Brasil Institute carried out its activities sharing space with the headquarters of the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal). However, as time went by, new demands appeared, which resulted in the expansion of some projects, as well as in the creation of new ones. Hence the need to move to other premises, so the Institute could better focus on carrying out its activities. Today, we have our own headquarters, which was opened in June 2012. It is located downtown in Novo Hamburgo.

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