Mayra Bezerra Hartmann

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Dr. Mayra Bezerra Hartmann

Research Fellow, Division Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig

Phone +49-341-231039-142

Professional Development

Since September 2015, Mayra Bezerra Hartmann has worked under the direction of Dr. Steffen Preissler in the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Division at the Fraunhofer Center in Leipzig. Ms.Bezerra Hartmann completed her doctorate in Innovation Economics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has several years of experience on projects relating to capital budgets and investment plans for companies in Brazil. During her doctoral studies, she received a one-year DAAD scholarship for PhD students at the University of Hohenheim’s Innovation Economics Department. She also worked on national innovation and cluster policy plans for the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and for the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) in the university think tank RedeSist. 


Bezerra Hartmann (2013) Bottlenecks for the development of knowledge intensive activities in underdeveloped areas: the software clusters in Paraiba and Pernambuco [Gargalos ao desenvolvimento das atividades intensivas em conhecimento em regioes perifericas: os APLs de software da Paraiba e Pernambuco]. Institute of Economics – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 2013.


Abdelkafi, N.; Thuns, M. Bezerra Hartmann, M.; Preissler, S. (2017) »Gemeinsame Potenziale Nutzen« , p.136-141. In: »E³-Produktion, Innovationen für die Produktion der Zukunft«  – Ein Leitprojekt der Fraunhofer-Gesselschaft. Neugebauer, R.; Klocke, F.; Putz, M. (Hrsg), Fraunhofer Verlag 2017.


Hartmann, D.; Bezerra Hartmann, M.; Pinheiro, F. (2018) Smart Diversification Strategies for Paraguay. World Bank Conference, March 2nd 2018, Asunción, Paraguay.

Fonseca, M.G.D.; Bezerra Hartmann (2011). Local Interaction and the Emergence of Cooperation. DIME-DRUID ACADEMY Winter Conference, Aalborg, Denmark, 01/20-22/2011.

Bezerra Hartmann, M.; Cavalcanti Filho, P. F. de M. (2009). Computational Simulations of the Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Process of Industrial Innovation: An evolutionary perspective [“Simulações Computacionais para o Estudo dos Efeitos da Política Ambiental sobre o Processo de Inovação Industrial: Uma Abordagem Evolucionária”], XIV National Conference of Political Economy in São Paulo – SP. 2009.

Oliveira, M.C.; Bezerra Hartmann, M.; de Souza, A. P. L.; Araujo Junior, I. T. (2008). The ability to survive from family agriculture in a capitalistic setting: the Biodiesel in Brazil [“A Capacidade de Sobrevivência da Agricultura Familiar Frente a uma Realidade Capitalista: O Biodiesel.”] In: III Northeastern Conference on Agriculture Studies [Encontro Sober Regional Nordeste], 2008, Mossoró – RN, Brazil.

Bezerra Hartmann, M. ; Cavalcanti Filho, P. F. de M. B. (2007). Hydro Sustainability of Economic Growth in the State of Paraíba: An analysis of the current situation and scenarios up to 2025 [“Sustentabilidade Hídrica do Crescimento Econômico do Estado da Paraíba: Uma Análise das Condições Atuais e de Cenários Para 2025”], V Conference of Regional and Urban Economics in Recife – PE, 2007.

Bezerra Hartmann, M; Silva, C.C.; Maia, S. F. (2005). Evaluation of PROEX to Promote Brazilian Comparative Advantages in the Agricultural Sector: 1989 – 2003 [“Avaliação do PROEX para obtenção da Vantagem Comparativa Brasileira do Setor Agrícola Brasileiro: 1989-2003”]. Economia (Campinas), v. 3, p. 7-38, 2005.

Bezerra Hartmann, M. (2012). The knowledge creation and innovation capacity of the Brazilian software industry: a case study of the clusters in Paraiba and Pernambuco. [“Análise da Capacidade de Geração de Conhecimento e Inovação da Indústria Brasileira de Software: Um Estudo de Caso dos APLs de Software da Paraíba e Pernambuco”]. REDESIST, Nota Técnica - TIC_03, 2012. Available at:

Bezerra Hartmann, M. (2012). A policy analysis of the development of the software industry in Brazil and clusters in Paraiba and Pernambuco. [“Análise das políticas voltadas ao desenvolvimento da indústria de software no Brasil e nos APLs de software da Paraíba e Pernambuco”]. REDESIST, Nota Técnica - TIC_04, 2012. Available at:

Bezerra Hartmann, M. (2012). An overview of the software industry: description and concepts for the observatory of innovation policy in Brazil. [“Um panorama da indústria de software: descrição e definição para o observatório das políticas estratégicas de produção e inovação no Brasil”]. REDESIST, Nota Técnica - TIC_05, 2012.

Abdelkafi, N.; Thuns, M.; Bezerra Hartmann, M. (2018). Vision for Research Exploitation - Development of a Method and Implementation in the Case of a Manufacturing Research Project. Work in progress, Fraunhofer IMW, Leipzig, 2018.