Mr Paulo Savaget Nascimento (2015)
As a lecturer, consultant and researcher, I’ve been committed not only in generating and transferring knowledge, but also in articulating agents to contribute to a more socially inclusive and environmentally resilient world. My academic trajectory includes an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex – funded by the Chevening Scholarship; an MPhil in Public Policies from UFRJ; and a Bachelor in Economics from UFMG. As a consultant on different topics related to innovation and sustainability, I've worked in several projects, mostly for large enterprises operating in Brazil, but also for the OECD; international NGOs; government agencies; and research institutes. Furthermore, I’ve worked as a Lecturer at the postgraduate program at Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC) and at the undergraduate program at Faculdade Milton Campos. I received the Green Talents Award 2013 (from the German government) and the Oldham Award 2012 (from the University of Sussex), and I have many experiences in volunteering activities – including the Global Shapers Hub in Belo Horizonte, which integrates a network of communities fostered by the World Economic Forum. It’s an honour to be granted the chance of undertaking a PhD in Engineering at Cambridge and to be part of the Gates alumni. My research focuses on developing the concept of 'Sustainability Hacking' - i.e. unconventional solutions to pressing sustainability challenges, the ones in which time is short, information is limited, stakes are high, resources are scarce and decisions are urgent.