We were born with the objective of strengthening the link between Natura and the technological scientific community. We bring, to an even wider public, awareness about the innovation and research we develop.
It’s a space for communicating innovation and establishing relationships with scientific and technological institutions, companies and entrepreneurs, by allowing everyone to collaborate in new opportunities in research, development and the generation of shared value.
To promote partnerships and networks in order to develop new ideas, knowledge, products and services by strengthening and expanding the ecosystem of science, technology and innovation.
About the ProgramWhat is Natura’s position regarding confidentiality of the data from the proposals submitted?
Proposals submitted to the Natura Campus Program should not contain confidential information. The data submitted to Natura is used strictly for the process of analysis of proposals in a secure digital environment.Who can submit proposals for the Natura Campus program?
All of our interaction modalities will be published on our portal and accompanied by our own regulations. They will contain eligibility criteria as well as information on the evaluation that will be applied to each of them. It is worth mentioning that for submitting a proposal for scientific cooperation, the researcher must be formally linked to a Scientific Institution such as a university, a college, a teaching or research institute. Students of Scientific Initiation, Master’s program, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate must indicate who their advisors are when submitting the project proposal.What types of projects are supported by Natura Campus?
The program supports basic scientific projects and/or technological research that explore themes of interest to one or more of Natura’s science, technology and innovation fronts (Sustainable Technologies, Senses and Experience Design, Welfare Sciences and Classical and Advanced Hair and Skin Care).What does Natura expect from the Natura Campus program?
We hope to enable the actors in this relationship to perceive mutual opportunities: for science institutions to see opportunities of advancing in the conception, diffusion and application of knowledge, and for Natura to be part of the advancement of science.What is the purpose of the Natura Campus Program?
The Natura Campus Program is a dynamic environment for scientific interaction, and a communication channel between Natura and the scientific community. In addition to attracting proposals for collaborative projects, it discusses trends in the various areas of knowledge, through blogs and social networks. In addition, information regarding university-business interaction, collaboration through networks, data on Innovation at Natura and in the world are all made available.In what ways can I establish a partnership with Natura?
Our science and technology team is comprised of 250 researchers from different areas of knowledge, who together form the most advanced research and development center in South America, in the area of cosmetics, where we generate sustainable products that promote well-being. By developing a partnership project, we can pool complementary efforts and skills that add to the creation of value. Natura can also contribute with the financing of the project, through internal project financing or funds raised from public development agencies, such as FINEP, CNPq, BNDES and Research Support Foundations.What are the advantages of collaborating with Natura?
Natura is engaged in collaborative networks of knowledge and innovation that can be made more accessible to our new partners at the same time that such networks are increasing their reach even further. In addition, Natura can share intellectual property generated jointly with its partners. Projects with the intellectual support of scientific institutions can generate patents, among other intangible assets, that value knowledge and increase opportunities for scientific, technological and economic development. If there is interest on the part of Natura to exclusively use the research findings in agreement with the scientific institution, remuneration criteria can be established for the CI partners, who in turn can reinvest in research and distribute, according to their own policies, the commercial exploitation of the technology.
Read the regulationsThis regulation applies to the interaction process of the Natura Campus Program with special attention to the Natura Scientific Cooperation projects that will be developed in partnership with Natura Innovation and Product Technology Ltda., with headquarters in Cajamar, State of São Paulo, located at Rodovia Anhanguera, s/n, km 30.5, enrolled with CNPJ under nº 60.883.329 / 0001-70.1 FORMS OF INTERACTION
1.1 The Natura Campus Program stimulates the relationship between Natura researchers and those in Scientific Institutions, either public or private, including universities, colleges, research institutions, technology institutes and other organizations involved in teaching, research, extension and technological development.
1.2 The way researchers participate in the Natura Campus Program is described in items 2 and 3 of the regulations; specific rules are applied to each type of association, taking into account the different approaches and conditions according to the characteristics applicable to each association disclosed in a timely manner .2 PROPOSALS FOR BASIC SCIENTIFIC AND/OR TECHNOLOGICAL COOPERATION
2.1 The Natura Campus Program adopts the model of periodic calls to receive proposals for research projects. The objective of this model is to enable the planning of research activities by Natura and its partners, and to favor the comparative analysis of proposals.
2.2 Calls for cooperative proposals will be made public on the Natura Campus Portal www.naturacampus.com.br and through complementary publicity carried out in a timely manner.
2.3 Calls for proposals happen twice a year but may occur less or more frequently according to the conditions and partnership opportunities verified by Natura and the dissemination through the Natura Campus Portal.
2.4 Proposals for collaborative projects and project development will follow Natura’s partnership policies and guidelines.
2.5.1 To enroll in the Natura Campus Program and submit proposals for projects, researchers must be presently linked to public or private Scientific Institution (CIs), interested in establishing partnerships for basic scientific research, with the objective of generating scientific knowledge on topics of mutual interest , or technological research, except for provisions in item 2.5.2.
2.5.2 Proposals submitted by Natura employees are not eligible, despite formal link that may exist between the researcher and the Scientific Institution.
2.6 Information requested from proposers:
For the purpose of identifying candidates and evaluating projects, Natura will request information it deems necessary regarding the location, institutional link, academic training, research lines and professional performance of the proponent, as well as the details of the proposal and work plan (title, justification, objectives, methodology, budget, schedule of activities, bibliography and related technique, partnership networks involved).
2.7 Scope of the proposals:
Proposals to be submitted may involve different types of interactions according to items 2.7.1, 2.7.2 and 2.7.3. The proponent may indicate the type of interaction proposed but is not required to carry it out. Natura will analyze the proposal and make the appropriate placement based on the information received. 2.7.1 Cooperative Project in Basic Scientific Research, aims at advancing knowledge on a topic of mutual interest, with no focus on an industrial application – this type of project does not anticipate the generation of results that could protect intellectual property and commercial use. Publishing and broadly disseminating the results through mutual agreement between the partners is allowed; 2.7.2 Cooperative Project in Technological Research aims at advancing knowledge on a topic of mutual interest, with the prospect of using the results in industrial processes or in the development of new products – these projects are designed to validate concepts (technical feasibility and benefits) of new input, materials and/or processes for the development of new productive methods or Natura cosmetic products. Results will be evaluated for potential patenting and, if applicable, the generated industrial property (IP) will be adequately protected before publication and scientific dissemination. 2.7.3 Licensing or transfer of technology, aims at acquiring technologies already developed by Scientific Institutions, whether through knowledge or technologies protected by industrial property, whether patented or not. 2.7.4 During the selection process, project proposals will be evaluated internally by Natura. When approved, suggestions will be made regarding placement in one of the three categories previously described and for contracting together with the Scientific Institution.
2.8. Data Confidentiality Data is submitted to Natura through the form available on the Natura Campus Portal (http://www.naturacampus.com.br) and must be of a non-confidential nature, as well as any questions submitted through e-mail provided for questions (naturacampus @ natura.net).
2.9. Submitting Proposals
2.9.1 Interested candidates must submit their proposals through the available form on the Natura Campus Program website – http://www.naturacampus.com.br.
2.9.2 Enrollment in the Natura Campus Program implies the agreement and full acceptance of all clauses and conditions of the regulation by any candidate.
2.9.3 Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
2.9.4 Entries will only be accepted via the Natura Campus Program page on the internet, by filling out a specific Scientific Cooperation Form, indicating area of interest at Natura.
2.9.5 Changes, insertions or exclusions will not be accepted after submission, except in cases where Natura formally requests the modification by e-mail.
2.9.6 Periodic calls for project proposals will be published in the Natura Campus Portal accompanied by a specific regulation informing deadlines, research areas, conditions and general provisions on the evaluation process, dissemination of results, and process of contracting cooperation projects.3 AREAS OF INTEREST IN RESEARCH
The areas of interest for scientific cooperation Projects may include the sciences listed below or others according to the definition disclosed in the regulation linked for calls for project proposals.
3.1 Welfare and Science of Relationships
3.3 Open and collaborative innovation
3.4 Innovation in Cosmetic Products4 PROJECT FINANCING
The projects selected in the calls for scientific cooperation proposals may be funded in whole or in part by Natura. In the latter case, Natura will enter with a counterpart in financing programs offered by the various Brazilian agencies supporting and promoting science, technology and innovation, according to the scope of the project. Because these programs are constantly updated, the type of financing will be discussed on a case-by-case basis and formalized in the partnership agreement.5 RECRUITMENT
5.1 The Scientific Cooperation Projects shall be implemented only after Natura and the Scientific Institutions involved agree upon the type of enrollment and conclude a specific contract.
5.2 The Scientific Cooperation Projects shall include, among other provisions, the following aspects: 5.2 .1 Detailed Scope of the Project (as approved in Phase III) 5.2.2 Detailed Work Plan 5.2.3 Indication of formal contacts in CTI and Natura that acted in the coordination for the execution of the project during its various stages 5.2.4 Forms of financing or co-financing for the scientific research project or acquisition or licensing of ready technology and payment disbursement plan (release of resources attached to the work plan) 5.2.5 Intellectual property of results/findings. Natura will have co-ownership of intellectual property in case of projects financed or co-financed by Natura 5.2.6 Rights and duties of the parties involved, including provisions on authorizations, registrations, payment of fees and other formal aspects to be executed throughout the project (e.g. CGEN, ANVISA, INPI registration, patent maintenance, among others).6 LIABILITY LIMITATIONS
6.1. Natura is not responsible for enrollments considered inconsistent, incomplete, invalid, untrue, or otherwise inconsistent with this Regulation. Natura shall not be liable for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by web users or any associated equipment or program, technical errors or human errors that may occur during the registration process, including errors arising from the inability to fill out or complete the application on the part of the user. 6.2. Natura shall not be responsible for any error, omission, interruption, defect or delay in the operation or transmission, failures or technical problems on any network or telephone line, online systems, servers, providers, equipment, software, e-mail accounts , players or browsers, whether due to technical problems, internet traffic congestion or on the website, or due to any of the factors mentioned above, or others that may occur.7 GENERAL PROVISIONS
7.1. Proposals that do not comply with all the regulation requirements will be disqualified. The project must follow the policies and guidelines for Natura partnerships applicable to the Natura Campus Program.7.3. Natura reserves the right to reject submissions of projects that constitute a potential conflict of interest, including proposals that overlap with projects already in the contracting / execution phase at Natura or other partnerships.
The essence of Natura speaks a great deal about networking, as the quality of relationships, the search for perfection, the interdependence of the parts and the importance of diversity for the richness and vitality of the whole, make it a unique working model.
Innovation has always been part of Natura’s history. We created Natura Campus so that our Innovation in Science and our Technology and Innovation networks could be implemented. Since 2003, 53 projects have been contracted in partnership.
In 2014, Natura Campus evolved to strengthen its role as a space for collaboration and relationship building, together with scientific and technological institutions, companies and entrepreneurs, by allowing everyone to collaborate in building shared value.
With national and international collaborative partnerships, Natura Campus seeks to expand and develop science, innovation and technology through the promotion of networks, which ultimately strengthen the innovation ecosystem.
To do so, it promotes calls, challenges and workshops to interact and build new opportunities in global network of science, technology and innovation, in addition to stimulating scientific dissemination with specialized blogs that also contribute to the identification of opportunities.
Natura Campus also includes the Ideas Channel, where we receive new partnership opportunities for Natura’s innovation topics. From the proposals received, the program has the role of articulator between the company’s areas of interest and the ecosystem of innovation.
CHECK OUT NATURA’S INNOVATION STRUCTURE
- HOW MANY ARE WE?
More than 240 employees dedicated to Natura Innovation
- ABOUT US
40% have Master’s degree and/or doctorate
- HOW MUCH WE INVEST
2.4% of Natura’s revenue in 2016
Innovation Center CAJAMAR, SP
Natura’s main research center
South America’s most complete and advanced cosmetic research and technology center
Research and development laboratory BENEVIDES, PA
Innovation pole based on the sustainable use of Brazilian biodiversity
It has equipment in a pilot and semi-industrial scale for fruit processing, extraction and modification of vegetable oils and derivatives