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Bilateral R&I Cooperation Networks

The INCOBRA Call for Bilateral Networks aimed to foster and strengthen the mutual cooperation of Brazilian and European R&I actors through the support of bilateral networks on a variety of priority areas (Bioeconomy, Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture; Energy; ICT; Nanotechnology; and Marine Research) by providing a Grant for the implementation of mutual bilateral visits and workshops. The main objective of the Call was to select 5 bilateral R&I cooperation networks. Up until the end of the specified period (October 2018) the INCOBRA project will provide a series of consultancy services to the these cooperation networks in order to accompany their initial steps, guiding and counselling them, supporting their activity, fostering interaction and facilitating their integration.

There was a very high standard of proposals received and we are delighted that there was such a lot of interest in the Call and therefore in enhancing synergies between Europe and Brazil. INCOBRA would like to thank everyone who participated.

The final selected networks are as follows:

Name of network: STI-net - Brazil-EU sexually transmitted infections network

Members of network:     

  • Public Health England (UK)
  • The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) (UK)
  • Dean Street Express, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
  • Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (UK)
  • Örebro University Hospital (National Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria - NRLPN) (Sweden)
  • Instituto de Medicina Tropical, Faculdade da Medicina, Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) (Brazil)
  • Ministry of Health, Brasilia (Brazil)
  • Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis (Brazil)
  • Instituto Nacional de Infectologia Evandro Chagas-Fiocruz (FIOCRUZ) (Brazil)
  • Secretaria Estadual de Saúde (SES), São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • University of Brasilia (Brazil)


Name of network: PEARL – Precise position Estimation for Applications in Real-time at Brazilian Latitudes

Members of network:   

  • University of Nottingham (UK)
  • São Paulo State University in Presidente Prudente  [UNESP] (Brazil)
  • Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia [INGV] (Italy)
  • SpacEarth Technology  [SET] (Italy)
  • Alezi Teodolini [AT] (Brazil)
  • MC Engenharia [MCE] (Brazil)
  • Geo++ GmbH [Geo++] (Deutschland)
  • Mato Grosso State University [UNEMAT] (Brazil)
  • Space Research Centre-PAS [SRC] (Polonia)


Name of network: NANO-NOCMAT - Nanotechnology principles applied to agro-industrial wastes and by-products for improved performance of nonconventional materials and sustainable housing 

Members of network:   

  • Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  • Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP (Brazil)
  • Universidade Federal de Lavras (Brazil)
  • INFIBRA S.A. (Brazil)
  • Université des Antilles (France)
  • Universidad Extremadura (Spain)
  • Universidad Politecnica de Valencia – UPV (Spain)
  • Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia – INPA (Brazil)
  • Universidade Federal do Amazonas – UFAM (Brazil)
  • TNS Nano-tecnologia (Brazil)
  • IECA – Instituto Español de Cemento y sus aplicaciones (Spain)
  • ENCE – Energía (Spain)
  • Klabin S.A. (Brazil)
  • Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Switzerland)
  • INCDTP – Division Leather and Footwear Research Institute (Romania)
  • University Politehnica Bucharest (Romania)
  • EGE University (Turkey)
  • Marmara University (Turkey)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Dielle shoes SRL (Dinu Laurentiu) Romania