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Mobilizing for Norwegian-Brazilian cooperation

Forsknings- og teknologiutsending for Forskningsrådet i Brasil, Rune Andersen, taler til forsamlingen under workshop for å styrke forskningssamarbeidet mellom Norge og Brasil. Andersen er spent på søknadene til fellesutlysningen med søknadsfrist 25. mai. (Photo: Runa Hestmann ) Authorities in Norway and Brazil have for several years been working to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries. The result of the work was that the Research Council, represented by the petroleum program PETROMAKS 2, and the Brazilian research council FINEP launched a joint call in 2015. The joint call focuses on technology development for offshore petroleum industry - a sector where cooperation between the two countries have come a long way.

Read more about the workshop in the news article on Innovation Norway's sites here

The two day-workshop was held at the Brazilian Development Bank BNDES in Rio de Janeiro, and was a good meeting place for enterprises, research institutions and authorities.

- Useful meeting

The Research Council of Norway was represented by Consul – Science and Technology Rune Andersen.

- It was useful for the smaller supply companies to meet, while simultaneously receiving input from end users about technology challenges and needs, says Andersen.

You can also read the news article about the workshop on the websites for the Norwegian - Brazilian Chamber of Commerce

Joint Announcement with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises

The joint call focuses particularly on small and medium-sized enterprises, although larger businesses are also allowed to apply. Research institutions can participate in the projects being developed as research partners.

- The application deadline is coming up soon, and part of the intention with the workshop was to allow the businesses that wanted to participate to work out the final details and get information from authorities and prospective customers of the project results, Andersen explains.

- Participants showed great commitment and gave me high expectations that we will get good applications with qualified partners from both countries, he concludes.

To apply for the joint call with Brazil, please click on the links below:

Project outlines: Joint call for proposals with Brazil - mandatory project outlines - final deadline 23rd of March 2016

Joint call for proposals with Brazil - 10 million NOK for Norwegian companies (PETROMAKS 2)


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