This call for proposals takes place in collaboration with the "Sweden Brazil Innovation Initiative". Sweden and Brazil have signed a strategic partnership agreement with aim of increasing innovation collaborations between industry and research organizations in both countries. In October 2019, Vinnova and EMBRAPII signed an MoU to further strengthen the collaboration.
The call for proposals is aimed at Swedish companies in collaboration with one or more companies, research organizations such as universities, university colleges or research institutes in Sweden. Municipalities or regions can also participate if there is interest.
There must be at least two Swedish actors and at least one must come from business and one from academia or research institutes. In the same way, two Brazilian actors must be part of the collaboration, where one party must be an EMBRAPII institute (unit).
In this call for proposals support is given to joint research and innovation projects with Brazilian actors in the areas of health, mines, bioeconomy, and sustainable cities. Priority areas within these four thematic areas can be found in section 2.
With this support, we want to give Swedish actors the opportunity to, together with Brazilian actors, carry out joint research and innovation projects starting in the second quarter of 2024.
Applicant objective must be to carry out research and innovation projects with Brazilian actors in international cooperation that will generate sustainable solutions with both market potential and the ability to deal with societal challenges. The participating companies must through cooperation be given the opportunity to strengthen their development, competitiveness and internationalisation.
Vinnova wants to work for equal social development by giving project partners with both women and men in key positions increased opportunities for development.
Vinnova can grant up to SEK 3 million per project, which can last two to three years. The total budget in this call for proposals is SEK 24 million. With this, we intend to finance approximately 8 to 10 innovation projects.
The support from Vinnova covers only the Swedish the actors. The Brazilian the actors must collaborate with EMBRAPII Institut according to the instructions below.
Information about EMBRAPII
Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation (EMBRAPII), Brazil EMBRAPII is the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation, a Social Organization connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communication (MCTIC), the Ministry of Education (MEC), and the Health Ministry. EMBRAPII's operating model enables quickness, flexibility, and reduced risk in supporting companies' RD&I projects.
The non-refundable grants offered by EMBRAPII are invested in projects carried out by companies and research institutions, acknowledged for their excellence, technological focus, and the ability to meet companies' RD&I demands, called EMBRAPII Units or Poles.
The resources of the Agency cover up to 1/3 of the value of collaborative projects between companies and EMBRAPII Units or Poles.
The EMBRAPII resources work in a continuous flow so companies can, at any time, go directly to the EMBRAPII Units and Poles, negotiate, and contract their projects in a simple and non-bureaucratic way.