“INCOBRA provides a substantial input to the progress of scientific and technological cooperation between Brazil and the EU by focusing on innovation – fostering collaboration on emerging innovation topics and contributing to the alignment and coordination of innovation funding programmes in both regions.” - André Barbosa, Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, EU Coordinator of INCOBRA project


increase and enhance Research & Innovation (R&I) Cooperation Activities between Brazil and European Union R&I actors, so that both regions get the best value out of the mutual cooperation.

INCOBRA’s approach is completely aligned with the EU Strategy for International R&I Cooperation, the EU Roadmap for R&I Cooperation with BR, the BR-EU Policy Dialogue priorities and with the work of the Strategic Forum for International STI Cooperation (SFIC)

Project Timeframe

From 01-02-2016 to 31-01-2019


  • Focus R/I cooperation activities: Identify and address targeted international cooperation activities of mutual benifit.
  • Increase R/I cooperation activities: Support the implementation of bilateral activities and encourage cooperation between R/I actors on H2020 and beyond.
  • Enhance R/I cooperation activities: Contribute to the stablishment of approapriate framework conditions by promoting coherence and coordination at policy and funding programme levels.

expected RESULTS

Induce institutional change at the policy and programme levels of the EU-BR R&I cooperation, leading to:

  • Enhanced framework conditions  to deploy R&I activities in cooperation encouraged by an enhanced policy dialogue, with decision-making and implementation procedures building upon evidence-based information.
  • Enhanced funding landscape, with increased matchmaking of programmes and with further R&I funds available for BR-EU cooperation.

Induce behaviour change at the R&I actors level, leading to:

  • Increased cooperation patterns based on new or existing networks, supported in their development and expansion.
  •  Focused cooperation activities, based on the exploitation of emerging opportunities, trends and drivers of targeted R&I topics by BR-EU R&I actors in cooperation.

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Increasing International STI Cooperation between Brazil and the European Union

The INCOBRA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

European Grant No: 692520



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