INCOBRA - Increasing International Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union

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On the 16-17th March 2016, SPI hosted in Porto the kick-off meeting of INCOBRA, a EU funded project aimed at encouraging cooperation between R&I actors in Brazil and the EU.


  • Posted on: Jul 28, 2016
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On the 16-17th March, SPI hosted in Porto, Portugal  the kick-off meeting of INCOBRA, a EU funded project aimed at encouraging bilateral cooperation between R&I actors in Brazil and the European Union, fostering collaboration and implementing activities agreed within the BR-EU Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation.

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INCOBRA project is designed to identify topics of interest on both sides, and to create a number of bilateral networks so that they will eventually be able to work independently on issues of mutual interest and benefit from collaboration and the available funding programmes.

Led by SPI, INCOBRA consortium counts 13 consortium partners - 8 from Europe and 7 from Brazil, all with a strong focus on the science and innovation industry.

Over the next 36 months, various activities will take place to identify main trends, help with coordination of funding opportunities, matchmaking of companies and institutions, to network and make alliances, and to support alignment of EU-BR agendas.

If interested to join INCOBRA stakeholder group and actively benefit from project activities, please contact

Within the framework of the INCOBRA meeting, on the 18th March an opening event on ‘Opportunities and challenges for investment and funding' was held at the Rectory of the University of Porto, where speakers compared and contrasted the funding situations in Brazil and Europe, explaining how to become more innovative or competitive and how to use the available programmes to their best advantage.

See event pictures here 

Scientific field: Marine research, Bioeconomy, Biotechnology, Energy, Engineering, Food security, Health, ICT, Nanotechnology, Social Science, Sustainable agriculture, Other | Geographical focus: Brazil, International