Sponsored by Odebrecht and launched in 2008, 200 Anos de Indústria no Brasil was written by Julio Heilbron and Elmer Corrêa Barbosa. The work celebrates the 200-year anniversary of the enactment of the license by Dom João VI, which allowed for the installation of factories and manufacturing firms in Brazil, together with the 70 years of the National Confederation of Industry. The book addresses the elements and facts that characterize Brazil’s industrialization process.
Archives of institutes, biographies of personalities and records of corporations’ history tell the societies’ story from the researchers’ point of view. Many studies that revealed important occurrences in Brazil and other countries have received Odebrecht’s sponsorship over recent years.
The works narrate events such as the 400-year history of the São Bento Monastery, the life of Father Anchieta, black peoples' contribution to the country's development, the history of the Navy and Air Force and the role of forts during past centuries. Also of special importance are the Itamaraty Map Collection, Brazilian fauna and flora in the 18th century and the discovery of Cabral.
By reviewing history, communities can build their futures based on the experience of the past.