International projects with Brazil

Innosuisse and the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial (EMBRAPII) work together to support international innovation projects implemented by partners from Switzerland and Brazil. Research institutions and companies have the opportunity to submit funding applications in regular calls for proposals. This partnership boosts knowledge and technology transfer and makes both countries more competitive.

Call 2020

EMBRAPII and Innosuisse are conducting a joint call for the first time. The call is open to innovations in all topics. The cooperation projects are focused in particular on applications from the following disciplines:

  • Biotech and medtech
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Industry 4.0
  • Advanced materials
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Clean energy & water
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Innovation and creativity (social, technical, cultural) und digitalization

The innovation promotion agencies of Brasil, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial - EMBRAPII and Switzerland, Innosuisse, are announcing a bilateral call for joint R&D projects. The joint call focuses on research and development ranging from experimental proof of concept to technology demonstrated in relevant environment, leading to innovative solutions, which are considerably differentiated from comparable existing solutions in the market in terms of their functions, parameters or other features. They shall provide added economic, societal or environmental values, which have a significant market potential for Brasil and Switzerland. EMBRAPII and Innosuisse have opted for a two-stage evaluation process, to align the submitted applications with the common targets, synchronise the funding decision and allow for a fair chance of success.

  • Call launch: 10 February 2020
  • Submission deadline for Pre-Proposals: 20 May 2020
  • Communication of the results: June 2020
  • Submission deadline for Proposals: 18 September 2020
Please submit your applications by way of the online system: ANALYTICS and attach the „Joint BR-CH document (DOC, 814 kB, 15.04.2020)“ to your application.
  • Communication of the results: November 2020

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