International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTP Canada) has announced the launch of three Canada-Brazil Calls for Proposals (CFP) that aim to stimulate partnership development, collaborative research and development, and the joint commercialization of new technologies.
Leveraging investment from the Governments of Canada and Brazil, ISTP Canada and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) will inject critical funds into small- to medium-sized and established companies that aspire to seize new global market opportunities, and generate collaborative R&D valued at a minimum of $10 million.
As part of this bilateral R&D program, ISTP Canada and FAPESP will invite joint proposals in critical sectors such as information and communications technologies (ICT), life sciences and energy. These initiatives will help Canadian and Brazilian companies to leverage scientific expertise in the partner country, identify business development opportunities and access new market channels. More broadly, they will help Canada and Brazil to exploit global S&T partnerships to stimulate innovation, foreign investment and trade in a post-recession economy.
Complete applications are required by November 13, 2009.
For additional information about the Calls for Proposals, including eligibility, terms and conditions and how to apply, please visit: http://www.istpcanada.ca/international_programs/Brazil/ActiveCFPs/.