Grupo Carrefour Brasil announces exclusive innovation course grants for black people

As part of the initiatives to combat racism and discrimination, Grupo Carrefour Brasil launches the Inova Tec program, which aims to offer scholarships focused on Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Agile Methodology and UX Research to black and brown people from all over the country, aged between 18 and 30 years. The action is carried out in partnership with the educational startup DIO - Digital Innovation One.

Inova Tec is an online training program, lasting 3 months, aimed at the demands of the innovation market and which has constant monitoring of the performance of subscribers. The initiative offers educational activities in real time according to the availability of each student.

“The action is essential to expand our purpose of transforming the lives of participants and the communities where they live, reinforcing the commitment to society to seek inclusion and racial equity within companies”, explains Esabela Cruz, director of diversity and inclusion at Groupo Carrefour.

The scholarships also include a prepaid card with the monthly value of R$ 180 per participant and will be divided into R$ 60 for internet and R$ 120 for food, in addition to a Innovation Fair and a competition of the best practical projects of all students at the end of the program.

“Including and democratizing knowledge connected to the educational ecosystem and accelerating entry into the world's most innovative companies is one of our missions here at DIO. We are very happy to be able to contribute so assertively to the transformation of society. Although we are in a country where more than half of the population declares itself as black, unfortunately it is not this representation that we see in different spaces and in the technology and innovation market it is no different. It is necessary to expand the possibilities of access to people belonging to underrepresented groups. A program like Inova Tec strengthens our commitment to creating positive social transformations.”, says Iglá Generoso, CEO and founder of DIO.

Applications are open to people who self-declare as black and brown, in a situation of social vulnerability and who are interested in developing in the area of ​​innovation. Participants will also need to reside in Brazil, present proof of per capita income equal to or less than 1.5 minimum wage, have completed Elementary School II (equivalent to the 9th grade) and be available to attend classes in the morning shift. between Monday and Friday throughout the duration of the program.

Registration is free and must be made exclusively here until the 28/08.


Social impact program aims to increase the presence of blacks and browns for the demands of the innovation market and registration is open until August 28.


On the night of November 19, 2020, João Alberto Silveira Freitas was killed on the premises of our store in Passo D'Areia, in Porto Alegre/RS, in an act that does not represent and is not consistent with Carrefour's values.

On this website, we reinforce the actions we are taking in view of this fact and the commitments made to society and to our body of more than 100,000 employees throughout Brazil. With the objective of continuing to evolve as a company and contributing to the fight against structural racism in Brazil.

Grupo Carrefour Brasil completes all agreements with João Alberto Freitas' family members and advances in internal commitments and with society.