Brazil and Israel have joined forces to create and innovate. With the Brazil-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation Program, companies from the countries will partner to develop new processes and products for domestic and international markets.
The program initiated in 2007 when Brazil and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in research and industrial development in the private sector. In 2010, the first call for cooperation projects was launched. This year, the countries have opened a second call.
This time around, the program will seek projects in four main areas: Information Technology and Communication, Defense, Health and Renewable Energy. Partnering entities will be expected to submit R&D proposals in one of the areas, the project demonstrating balance in the participation of both partners. Selected companies will receive funding and support from their respective countries.
Interested companies may apply together, and those without a partner may sign up for the program’s matchmaking service to find an adequate counterpart. Companies must first register for the program and then may initiate a search for potential partners. They may also consult the Companies Database.
Inscriptions for the 2013 edition of the Brazil-Israel Industrial R&D Cooperation Program will remain open until Monday, June 24th. Evaluations will take place until July 23rd, when both governments will reveal their recommendations for funding. And September 2nd will be the deadline for funding requests from partnering companies.
Not based in Brazil? MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for Research and Development that runs the Israel-Brazil program, has similar agreements with other countries in the Americas, including the United States, Canada, Argentina and Uruguay. Find out more.