Call 2021 for joint Innovation projects in Brazil and Switzerland

Innosuisse and the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial (EMBRAPII) work together to support international innovation projects implemented by partners from Switzerland and Brazil. Research institutions and companies have the opportunity to submit funding applications in regular calls for proposals. This partnership boosts knowledge and technology transfer and makes both countries more competitive.

Participants from Brazil and Switzerland are invited to submit joint project proposals in the research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential.

The call is open for all topics. However, projects in following topics are particularly appreciated:

  • Biotech and medtech
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Industry 4.0
  • Advanced materials
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Clean energy & water
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Innovation and creativity (social, technical, cultural) und digitalization

Timeline of call process:

  • Submission deadline for Pre-proposals: April 30, 2021
  • Submission deadline for Full-proposals: August 2, 2021
  • Communication of evaluation results and decision: End of October 2021

How to take part, eligibility criteria and funding rates:
This is an international, bilateral funding measure and is subject to the funding rules of EMBRAPII for Brazilian participants and Innosuisse for Swiss participants. Please refer to the Joint Call Guidelines.

Application language is in English.

Partner search:
The search of project partners in Brazil and Switzerland will be supported and organised by Enterprise Europe Network EEN.

Contact for partner search:
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) contact point
Nicolas Lentze
+41 58 469 07 59 [email protected]

Contact for call information:
Larissa Beutler
+41 58 467 16 05 [email protected]

Useful links:

EPFL Contact: [email protected] for administrative, financial, ethics and legal assistance.

Sources: Innosuisse