The city of Foz do Iguaçu is located on the border of Brazil with Argentina and Paraguay. With a population of more than 260 thousand inhabitants, it has an expressive cultural diversity, with more than 81 ethnic groups living harmoniously. The city also receives, daily, thousands of visitors from all over the world. It is the second most visited Brazilian destination by foreign tourists, known internationally for the exuberant beauty of the Iguassu Falls, the great construction of the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant and the shopping opportunities in Ciudad del Este – Paraguay.
The Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) is installed in the old accommodations of the workers who built Itaipu Binacional Hydroelectric Power Plant. With an innovative operation model, the spaces gave place to education and research institutions, classrooms, laboratories, company incubators, government entities, private companies and the society for the scientific and technological development, innovation, skill training, technical qualification and strengthening of productive activities in the territory. Every day, around 7 thousand people from more than 40 nationalities circulate around the PTI. PTI occupies an area of 75,54 hectares, being 49,822 m2 of building area. Its projects involve the areas of education and extension, research and development, innovation and business. The Park is also the stage of national and international events which discuss and promote the scientific and technological development, in addition to the cultural integration of Latin America.