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CEBRABIC - CENTRE FOR EUROPE-BRAZIL BUSINESS AND INNOVATION COOPERATION

08/02/2017

January 24: A consortium of twelve European and Brazilian organizations has launched a new collaboration under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme. CEBRABIC aims at enhancing the cooperation in research, technology and entrepreneurship between the EU member states and Brazil.

The diverse project consortium will work together for four years to set up the CEBRABIC centre and is coordinated by Fraunhofer IPK, located in Berlin, Germany, with a track record and offices in Brazil.

CEBRABIC will be a Centre working on a network basis. Its headquarters and representation offices will be located in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Creating synergies and complementarities is the core value of CEBRABIC, particularly with European research and innovation (R&I) structures located in Brazil, to complement, expand and enhance its service portfolio. Different types of stakeholder incorporation into CEBRABIC network is foreseen, either from the demand or supply service: members, service providers, regional innovation hubs and focal points.
The network will support the creation of R&I&B opportunities for European organizations in Brazil, stimulating demand and cooperation. The Centre will not only provide support-based services (e.g.: network, advice, training etc.), but also technology-related services, resourcing to the network of regional innovation hubs and of external service providers, constantly seeking for linkages to the private industrial sector and to investors. Altogether, this will enable CEBRABIC to address knowledge-intensive sectors, offering a service portfolio that corresponds to an integrated approach towards the innovation value chain and that stimulates research-to-market collaborative projects.

External Project Contacts

For Europe: Dr. Ronald Orth (ronald.orth@ipk.fraunhofer.de)

For Brazil: Dr. Markus Will (markus.will@ipk.fraunhofer.de)

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