EU and Brazil step up cooperation in research and innovation

European and Brazilian researchers will now be able to cooperate more easily thanks to an agreement that the Commission signed today with three Brazilian funding agencies. Main areas for cooperation with Brazil include marine research, information and communication technologies, health, transport and environmental research.

This is thanks to an agreement that the Commission signed today with three Brazilian funding agencies. The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the Brazilian Funding Agency for Studies and Projects, and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies together represent the largest providers of funding to researchers in Brazil.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “This is a great day for research in the EU and Brazil. We are putting in place a very practical arrangement to support our research communities to cooperate on some of the most important challenges facing our societies. We are unlocking the potential of some of the best minds on both sides of the Atlantic.

More information: International Cooperation with Brazil

Strengthening EU-China water innovation cooperation: results of the H 2020 PIANO project

The coordination and support action PIANO (Policies, Innovation And Network for enhancing Opportunities for China-Europe water cooperation), funded by the EU programme for research and innovation Horizon 2020 will present its main achievements in Brussels on 15 May 2018.

The project conducted a comprehensive landscaping (mapping, scoring and ranking) of European and Chinese water innovative technological solutions on the five research areas focused by the project: agricultural, municipal, river basin, industrial water management, water for energy.

It has also identified drivers, barriers and possible strategies for European SMEs to improve business exchange in the Chinese water market and elaborated a shared Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) which identifies need and priorities in the EU-China cooperation in the water sector and sets out the direction of future collaborative actions engaging public and private partnerships.

Results, policy messages and further initiatives will be discussed with representatives of the European Commission, the China-Europe Water Platform, EU water-related networks and supporting business agencies next 15 May at ENEA’s premises, rue de Namur 72

International cooperation SC5 calls 2018-2020

The work programme (WP) for years 2018 – 2020 will focus on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate resilient economy in sync with the natural environment, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the COP21 Paris Agreement (PA).

One of the measures Commission is implementing to tackle overall and thematic specific issues in this WP is focused on the reinforcement of international cooperation across both calls and topics with a strong international dimension, especially to ensure the follow-up and implementation of the COP21 PA.

The topics with the special emphasis on the international cooperation are highlighted in this table. For details please consult WP.

SC5 Topics for international cooperation

The work programme (WP) for years 2018 – 2020 will focus on moving to a greener, more resource efficient and climate resilient economy in sync with the natural environment, demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets of the COP21 Paris Agreement (PA).

One of the measures Commission is implementing to tackle overall and thematic specific issues in this WP is focused on the reinforcement of international cooperation across both calls and topics with a strong international dimension, especially to ensure the follow-up and implementation of the COP21 PA.

The topics with the special emphasis on the international cooperation are highlighted in this table. For details please consult WP.

Helpful links:

Guidance note – Funding of applicants from non-EU countries & international organisations

Co-fund mechanism/-agreements BRIC+M (à Please click on the country – not on „S&T agreement“)

Online sources of information

European commission Participant Portal 

 

 

Information on First Call launched by China for the EU-China Research and Innovation Co-Funding Mechanism

Further to the political agreement reached at the 2nd EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue and the Summit of 29 June and the conclusions of the EU-China Joint Steering Committee on S&T Cooperation of 30 October, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has published its first call for proposals under the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) for Research and Innovation.
The CFM is intended to support mainland China-based research and innovation organisations participating in Horizon 2020 projects. This first call covers a variety of thematic areas including food, agriculture, biotechnology, information and communication technology, space, aviation, energy, health, transportation, water resources, energy conservation, advanced manufacturing, new materials, sustainable urbanization, and exchanges of young scientists.

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