CORNET welcomes Brazil as new partner

The CORNET Coordination Office has succeeded in gaining Brazil as a new partner in CORNET! After Peru, it is the second country from South America to join the CORNET network which keeps expanding over several continents and, as a result of the recent success, has now grown to 12 countries and regions from all over the world.

EMBRAPII – representing Brazil in the CORNET network

The corresponding funding organisation from Brazil and new CORNET partner is EMBRAPII (short for “Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial”). EMBRAPII – the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation – is connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Comunications (MCTIC) and to the Ministry of Education (MEC) and manages public funding. It operates through cooperation with public or private technological and scientific research institutions that are accredited as “EMBRAPII Research Units”. These units focus on entrepreneurial demands and innovation projects that are in the pre-competitive stage – a perfect fit for CORNET!

Participation already in the 27th Call for Proposals

EMBRAPII’s mission is to strengthen the innovative ability and power of the Brazilian industry through supported collaboration between companies, universities and research institutes. The organisation is keen to realise strong project ideas together with other CORNET partners and therefore already participates in the 27th CORNET Call for Proposals which is open until 27 March 2019.

Implementing pre-competitive Collective Research projects together with Brazil is now possible! For further information and contact details, please have a look at the Brazilian partner page on the CORNET website.

Trip to Brazil paved the way for new partnership

To intensify and substantiate the contacts being made, CORNET was on site in Brazil participating in the 7th German-Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research and Innovation which was taking place in São Paulo on 30 and 31 October 2018. The conference with the subject “Working and Learning in a Digital World”, organised by the German Centre for Research and Innovation – São Paulo (DWIH São Paulo) in cooperation with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), has offered a great platform for the personal exchange with EMBRAPII in terms of Collective Research collaborations.

A subsequent visit to EMBRAPII in Brasília rounded off the trip to Brazil and affirmed the importance of personal exchange for network expansion and care.


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