Lab Procel is a program for the development of acceleration and pre-acceleration processes in technological and business innovation in energy efficiency, resulting from the partnership between Eletrobras/Procel and SENAI-RJ. Launched in April 2020, with a series of four public calls, with a series of four public calls, it aims to promote and mediate opportunities for the development of innovative projects with startups, micro and small companies and teams of individuals, as the proposal of each call. Thus, Lab Procel works to enable society as a whole to access innovative solutions and products with an emphasis on energy efficiency.
Procel's Annual Resource Application Plan for the year 2018 – PAR2018 included the project "Innovation Contest for Energy Efficiency Solutions", which facilitates the Lab Procel Program.
For the operationalization of Lab Procel, the agreement ECV-PRFP-001/2020 was signed between Eletrobras and the National Service for Industrial Learning, Regional Department of the State of Rio de Janeiro - Firjan SENAI.
The Lab Procel Program works in the selection of startups, micro/small technology-based companies and teams of innovators, who will be rewarded for participating in structured processes of technological and business acceleration and pre-acceleration in the units of the Senai Institutes of Innovation and Technology.
The Lab Procel Program provides for the planning and execution of 04 different public calls, presented below:
1. Acceleration Program for innovative solutions with an emphasis on energy efficiency in environmental sanitation.
2. Acceleration Program for innovative solutions with an emphasis on energy efficiency with general applications in the residential, commercial, industrial and public sector.
3. 1 (one) Lab Procel Pre-Acceleration Hackathon, whose award will be the participation in the Lab Procel Pre-Acceleration Program (currently ongoing).
4.1 (one) Hackathon Procel for energy efficiency solutions.