International Science and Technology Partnerships Canada (ISTPCanada) and Brazilian partners, together with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), are hosting Calls for Proposals (CFP) for industry-led collaborative R&D projects between Canada and Brazil.
Objective: The Calls invite companies from Canada and Brazil to propose bilateral R&D projects for the joint development of innovative products or processes. Academic institutions, research hospitals, other institutes, or research associations are strongly encouraged to participate in the projects as co-investigators.
The CFPs aim to stimulate innovative R&D cooperation that address a specific market need or challenge; demonstrate high commercial potential; and deliver benefit to all participants, and more broadly, to both regions.
On the Brazilian side, project participants are required to secure funding for their component of the bilateral R&D project. Companies from Brazil are strongly encouraged to explore funding opportunities with federal and state agencies. This includes:
- FAPESP (the São Paulo Research Foundation) and FAPEMIG (the Minas Gerais State Research Foundation); ISTPCanada is hosting Calls for Proposals with these agencies;
- Other regional FAPs that include, but are not limited to: FACEPE (Pernambuco State Research Support Foundation); FAPERJ (Rio de Janeiro State Foundation Support Research); CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development)
On the Canadian side, funding recipients are eligible to receive up to a maximum of CDN $400,000 orup to 50 percent of the total R&D project value.
- ISTPCanada will award funding to Canadian companies as a non-repayable grant. These recipients are not required to repay this contribution at the completion of the project.
- NSERC will award funding directly to collaborating Canadian university and college researchers as a non-repayable grant if the project has an integrated CRD (Collaborative R&D) or ARD (Applied R&D) component.
Selecting the Right CFP for You
If you are a Canadian company that is proposing a bilateral R&D project with:
A Brazilian company in the state of São Paulo, please for information on how to apply for our joint CFP with FAPESP (the São Paulo Research Foundation), click here http://www.istpcanada.ca/international_programs/Brazil/ActiveCFPs/SaoPaulo/index.php
A Brazilian company in the state of Minas Gerais, please for information on how to apply for our joint CFP with FAPEMIG (the Minas Gerais State Research Foundation) click here http://www.istpcanada.ca/international_programs/Brazil/ActiveCFPs/MinasGerais/index.php
A Brazilian company in another region of Brazil, please click http://www.istpcanada.ca/international_programs/Brazil/ActiveCFPs/AllRegionsBrazil/index.php this CFP invites Canadian companies with Brazilian partners with funding from other sources; this may include other state research foundations such as FACEPE (the Pernambuco State Research Support Foundation); FAPERJ (the Rio de Janeiro State Foundation to Support Research); CNPq (the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development; or other sources of funding)
Register for a CFP Information Session
All Canadian lead applicants and their Brazilian partners are strongly encouraged to participate in one of the CFP information session to be hosted via webcast by ISTPCanada. Sessions will be held on May 8, 2012 and May 29, 2012at 2PM EST.
To register, please provide your name, title, organization, email address and phone number, along with the date and time of the session you would like to attend, via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
For More Information: For additional information about these CFPs, please contact Bharat Rudra, Country Manager for Brazil at 613.729.3069, ext. 224 or email@example.com.