Despite the promising growth and the fact that the area, according to CNPq, presented a increase of 17% in investments between 2005 and 2007, the northeast region of Brazil still lacks the infrastructure on research field in comparison to the Southern areas of the country. The region saw their specialized workforce migrating to other areas in order to carry on their work and meanwhile innovative projects were abandoned due to the insufficiency of resources to put them into practice.
Cesar (Centro de Estudos e Sistemas Avançados do Recife) is one of the institutions that battles against this trend. Cesar was founded in 1996 and since then the institution was involved in the development of several projects among others embedded systems, digital Interactive TV and Mobile Technologies. Another organization that directs efforts to the development of technology in Northeast is Titan Institute, that maintained by 20 technology-based companies in Ceará.