Pre-Announcement: 3rd TechMakers Brazil – Switzerland call for Joint Innovation Projects

03/Jan/2022 - SWISSCAM -

The innovation promotion agency of Brazil (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial – EMBRAPII) with the support of Apex-Brasil and the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) are happy to pre-announce their TechMakers Brazil-Switzerland joint call 2022 to fund science-based innovation projects between Switzerland
and Brazil.
What does the call target?
– The call is aimed at companies and research institutions in Switzerland and Brazil (consortia) interested
to carry out a joint science-based innovation project
– Companies which identify the two countries as a major market and research locations, and which want
to take advantage of the benefit of EMBRAPII and Innosuisse funding

The Call is open for all topics; however, projects in following topics are particularly appreciated:
– Biotech; Medtech
– Agriculture and Food production
– Digitalisation; Industry 4.0
– Advanced Materials
– Information and Communication Technologies
– Cleantech; Clean Energy & Water
– Sustainable Cities and Communities
– Innovation and Creativity (social, technical, cultural)
– Mobility

What conditions apply?
This is an international, bilateral funding measure subject to the funding rules of EMBRAPII and Innosuisse. Details will follow in the call documentation. The call will open on February 01, 2022. The funding organisations are glad to advise interested parties on request. We kindly request you to contact Innosuisse at the email address mentioned below with any specific questions you may have.

What criteria must be met?
The basic requirements for setting up a consortium; in particular, the skills and expertise of the Swiss and Brazilian partners should be complementary and the international cooperation provides added value. The planned innovation project is clearly market-oriented and creates value in both countries.
For further details, please refer to the call description launching on February 01, 2022.
Two stage call procedure & timeline:
February 01, 2022: Launch of Call 2022
March 28, 2022: Webinar for interested parties
June 15, 2022: Deadline for submission of Pre-proposals
End of July 2022: Communication of recommendation for next step
September 30, 2022: Deadline for submission of Full-proposals
Applicants must submit the application forms (EMBRAPII and Innosuisse) in English.
End of December 2022: Communication of evaluation results and decision

This pre-announcement is to invoke interest of potential applicants to explore project ideas as well as collaboration opportunities ( with potential partners.

Contact Innosuisse:
Dr. Prabitha Urwyler
+41 58 469 17 67
[email protected]

Denise Neddermeyer
+55 61 3772-1020
[email protected]

Contact Apex-Brasil:
Sergio Gustavo Rossi
+55 61 2027- 0461
[email protected]