CERPlus re-purposes Rio de Janeiro’s abandoned industrial port to serve as an incubation facility. Agrigultural barges dock into research & industrial facilities in order to integrate intelligence and foster industrial ecology.
With an abundance of natural resources and industrial capabilities, Brazil holds the potential to become a first world nation; however, because it lags globally in higher education facilities, it fails to attain the intellectual rigor needed to help facilitate a more sustainable and efficient integration of its resources.
Before one can integrate resources, however, one must integrate intelligence: cross-fertilizing areas of expertise in agriculture, industry, and business becomes central to the investigation. Exploiting overlaps between the three aids in eliminating the excess or waste of current industrial resources. These overlaps, then, become an area of study that must be fostered, or incubated, in order to both understand and maximize their potential.