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December/2013
23/12/2013
Brazilian Committee approves the fifth project and prepare a new Public Call for 2014

The Brazil-Israel Technological Cooperation Program, coordinated by the Department of Innovation, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), ...

The Brazil-Israel Technological Cooperation Program, coordinated by the Department of Innovation, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), approved the fifth project of cooperation between companies of the two countries for research and development (R & D). The fifth proposal accepted was submitted by enterprises AEL Sistemas (Brazil) and Elbit Systems (Israel).

The Program had already approved four projects in October this year, including a project presented by the same companies AEL Sistemas (Brazil) and Elbit Systems (Israel).

In early November, the Chief Scientist of the Israeli Government, Avi Hasson, was in Brazil and held meetings with the Secretary of Innovation Ministry, Nelson Fujimoto, entrepreneurs and other government representatives. On this occasion, the results already achieved by cooperation were highlighted and it was established an intention to launch a new Call for proposals in 2014. "The results of this Program have been extremely positive. After this year experience we can move forward in cooperation, attracting more enterprises and adopting a greater number of projects in the next Call", said Fujimoto.

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October/2013
22/10/2013
Brazilian Committee approves the first projects

Four of the ten projects received under the Program for Bilateral Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development between Brazil and Israel were approved by the Brazilian Committee. Now, ...

Four of the ten projects received under the Program for Bilateral Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development between Brazil and Israel were approved by the Brazilian Committee. Now, these four companies will request funding from public banks institutions to foster innovation in both countries. The funding for the four approved projects will be of around US$ 13.8 million.

This first phase evaluated the technical merits of the projects, the feasibility of the proposed Research and Development (R&D), the market potential of the new product, process or service developed, the degree of innovation of the project and the participation of each company in the research.

The companies that had projects approved were:

  • Flight Technologies (Brazil) e NextVision (Israel).
  • Acrux Aerospace Technologies (Brasil) e Optibase Technologies (Israel).
  • AEL Sistema (Brazil) e Elbit Systems (Israel)
  • Maynards Indústria Tática (Brazil) e MYWALL Ballistic Testing & Engineering (Israel)

 

The projects which were not approved can be improved and submitted again until the final deadline, in November 14. Besides those, it is expected that new projects will be received, considering many demands made to the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) and to MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D. According to the present Call for projects, Brazilian and Israeli companies from the sector of Information Technology and Communication, Defense, Health and Renewable Energy can submit joint R&D projects for the creation of new products, services and processes.

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July/2013
12/07/2013
Brazil-Israel Cooperation Program receive 10 projects with planned R&D investments of US$ 31 million

Addressing companies requests, application deadline for projects was postponed to November 14

Addressing companies requests, application deadline for projects was postponed to November 14

 

The Program for Bilateral Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development (R&D) in the private sector between Brazil and Israel received, between March and June, 10 projects for the joint development of new products and technologies in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Defense, Health and Renewable Energy. These 10 projects plan to invest about US$ 31.2 million in R&D.

This value can grow, since the Ministry of Industry, Development and Foreign Trade of Brazil (MDIC) and the Israeli Office of Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy, represented by MATIMOP, decided to postpone the applications deadline for projects to November 14, 2013, as requested by many companies. The program’s goal is to unite two companies from both countries in a project of joint development of new industrial products, services and processes. MDIC’s Secretary of Innovation, Nelson Fujimoto, said that the 10 projects already received show the importance of the program. “Companies have great interest in this kind of cooperation with foreign partners”, stated Fujimoto.

Israel's Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy, Avi Hasson, emphasized the strong interest of companies in the recently launched Brazil-Israel R&D program. "Strengthening our links with Brazil is a priority of the Israeli government due to the  significant interest shown by the Israeli industry" said Hasson.

 

Postponement

Since almost half of the 62 Brazilian and Israeli companies registered in the Program’s website only in June, both governments decided to extend the application deadline to November 14. In this period, all companies can negotiate partnerships and submit new projects, with no disadvantage to those that already sent their cooperation projects. The 10 proposals received so far will be immediately analyzed and, if approved, will be able to submit the funding request before November. 

The bilateral program initiative follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both countries in 2007. It is essential that the companies have a balanced participation in the R&D project, to ensure that the innovation created brings technological and financial return in both countries. Those interested in participating receive assistance in finding project partners overseas – the mechanism known as matchmaking. Besides allowing companies to develop innovative technologies with new partners and facilitating the global commercialization of this production, the cooperation program offers financial support for approved projects, through both governments' funding mechanisms. 

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April/2013
09/04/2013
Brazil and Israel gather in project to support research

Article published by O Globo Newspaper in Brazil - April 8, 2013 (in Portuguese):

Article published by O Globo Newspaper in Brazil - April 8, 2013 (in Portuguese):

Brasil e Israel se unem em projeto de apoio à pesquisa

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March/2013
15/03/2013
Renewable energy sector is included on the Brazil-Israel Technological Cooperation Program

The program for Bilateral Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development (R&D) in the private sector between Brazil and Israel has now a forth sector. ...

The program for Bilateral Cooperation in Industrial Research and Development (R&D) in the private sector between Brazil and Israel has now a forth sector. Besides the companies from Information Technology and Communication, Defense and Health, entrepreneurs from Renewable Energy industries from both countries will be able to present technological cooperation projects to participate on the program. The Second Call for proposals, published on March 15, also extended the deadline to submit projects until June 24. The full text of the Second Call is available at http://www.brasilisrael.mdic.gov.br/arquivos/editais-publicacoes/98b14d699f0a9646fd949b3e84fb7e56_en_US.pdf .

The initiative follows the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2007. Companies from both countries may elaborate proposals to joint R&D projects which result in the development of new products, services or processes of industrial application. This production can be commercialized internally or in the global market. It is essential that the companies have a balanced participation in the R&D project, to ensure that the innovation created brings technological and financial return in both countries.

Bilateral partnerships focused on research are an international tendency and, according to the General Director of MATIMOP, the Israeli Industry Center for R&D, Michel Hivert, “uniting Israel’s experience on R&D with the strength of the Brazilian industry will bring huge advances to both countries”.

Those interested in participating will have assistance to search for partners overseas, the mechanism known as matchmaking. To facilitate the cooperation, the website of the program has a database of companies from Brazil and Israel, with useful information to help entrepreneurs find a partner.

Besides allowing companies to develop innovative technologies with new partners and facilitating the global commercialization of this production, the cooperation program offers the opportunity of financing the same project with money from both governments. Israel will provide the funding through the Office of the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor of Israel and Brazil through the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and the Agency for Financing of Studies and Projects (FINEP).

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