Objective is to facilitate access of the Centre’s managers and sponsors to the progress of the 45 projects that the RCGI has in its portfolio.

The FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) held a workshop on Tuesday, May 8, in São Paulo, to present its new management tool for people, projects, and finances: Atena. This platform, created by S-SYS, from Campinas, took some six months to be developed and is already being tested by the creative team. The objective is to facilitate the access of the Centre’s managers and sponsors to information regarding the ongoing progress of the 45 projects that the RCGI has in its portfolio.

“The main purpose of the tool is to simplify the management of a complex project like the RCGI, which involves many people and innumerous activities. First, the user must send a registration request to the staff of the RCGI. There are several registration levels, according to the position held by the user in the institution’s organizational structure. Then, once registered, the use may access the platform,” explains Cleber Paiva de Souza, Director of S-SYS. He says that now that the platform is open to the RCGI team, it is possible to improve the use of the program based on user suggestions. “We will take suggestions through the RCGI, which will centralize the comments, and we will make continuous improvements so that the platform adapts well to the internal needs of the Centre.”

Coordinators and researchers from several RCGI projects took part in the workshop, including Emílio Silva, Cláudio Oller, Cláudio Mueller Sampaio, Guenther Krieger Filho, Rita Maria Alves, and Douglas Gouvea (Poli-USP); Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos and Colombo Tassinari (IEE-USP); Liane Rossi (IQ-USP); and practically the entire administrative staff of the Centre.