Open Brasil 2019

Your great idea is worth a
great partnership.

Check out the result of the immersion week Regulation

What is the Vallourec
Open Brasil?

It is a great competition that brings together startups from all over Brazil to solve real challenges of Vallourec, providing immersion in technologies and a lot of exchange of experiences with experts of the subject.

The 3rd edition of this creative ecosystem.

This year, the demand is for entrepreneurs who can solve issues related to productivity gains, through the automation of operational activities.

Who is Vallourec?

With over 19,000 employees in 50 industrial units, sales offices and six research centers, the Vallourec Group is present in over 20 countries. Vallourec, a world leader in the manufacture of seamless steel tubes and premium tubular solutions, serves the energy, oil, industrial, civil construction and automotive sectors.

Click here to know more about us and our units in Brazil.

Choose a challenge and get involved!

Legal 4.0

How to have productivity gains through the automation of legal proceedings?

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Smart extraction

How to optimize the measurement and monitoring of the wood moisture extracted from the field?

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Noise mapping

What can be done to monitor and identify more effectively the cause of noise at Vallourec plants?

Learn more

What your startup wins.

  • Visibility of the solutions developed throughout the program by other units within the Vallourec Group.

  • Immersion in Vallourec culture and training.

  • Development of a joint project with Vallourec, the world leader in the supply of premium tubular solutions.

  • Mentoring of experienced and recognized professionals in the market throughout the development of the projects.



Interested startups should register by August 1, 2019. Vallourec will select the candidates enrolled without legal and/or fiscal restrictions, whose performance and business model are in line with one of the challenges proposed for the next phase.

Video Pitch

This is the time to present yourself better. Create a video with MP4 format of up to 5 minutes with a presentation of the company, the team and also a project proposal related to one or more challenges of the Vallourec Open Brasil 2019.


Five days to work side by side with Vallourec, have access to more information related to the challenges and better understand the business of the company.

Check out the winning startup.

Legal 4.0:

Check out the startups that have advanced to the prototyping step.

Noise Mapping:

Pitch day

The moment to present the work proposal elaborated during the Immersion to a judging panel composed by representatives of Vallourec. All presentation must be in English, given that we will have international judges in the panel.


In the event of a technical tie between two startups in the evaluation of the panelists, the tiebreaker will be made through the elaboration of an MVP with cost allowance from Vallourec. The idea is to develop the solution proposed in Pitch Day, in order to better demonstrate the viability and operation of the idea.


Moment to present the prototypes. Each startup that participated in Prototyping should present its prototype.


Stage where the startups selected on Pitch Day and Demoday will be hired. Time to start the execution of the solution proposed by the participants with the monitoring of professionals indicated by Vallourec.

Closing Workshop

Final presentation of the project developed for Vallourec's managers and closing of the Vallourec Open Brasil 2019.

Frequently asked questions

Will the travel expenses during the Immersion stage be under the Vallourec's responsibility?

Partly, Vallourec will only cover airfare expenses for up to 2 (two) representatives of each startup located outside the city of Belo Horizonte and the metropolitan region. In addition, all startups selected for the Immersion stage will receive a refund of up to R$ 1200.00, after this stage, for lodging and food expenses. It is the startup's responsibility to attend this stage.

Will the travel expenses during the Development stage be under the Vallourec's responsibility?

No. The startup is responsible for its own travel expenses and must consider them when proposing the value of the contract for the Development stage.

Should the project be finalized for how long in the Development stage?

Each project selected in Pitch Day should follow the development time agreed in specific agreement between Vallourec and the startup. However, the projects shall have a maximum of 6 (six) months of duration. We also remind that the execution time of the project is one of the selection criteria.

Will the development stage take place in Belo Horizonte and Curvelo?

It depends on each project. Vallourec has open doors so that startups can work in their units in Belo Horizonte or Curvelo, depending on the needs agreed in the contract to be carried out at the beginning of the Development stage.

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