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FAPESP and CDTI will fund innovative research

FAPESP and CDTI will fund innovative research

The projects should aim at the development of products and processes leading to commercialization in the global market or in Brazil (foto: FAPESP)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) announce the first call for research proposals under the cooperation agreement between the institutions.

The call aims to promote and facilitate bilateral research and innovation projects between entities from the State of São Paulo and from Spain.

The call is open to projects from any sector and it will be developed in one phase for Brazil and in two phases for Spain. The call is valid for the years 2017 and 2018 with their respective deadlines: October 30, 2017, and May 31, 2018.

The joint R&D project should aim at the development of products/processes leading to commercialization in the global market or in Brazil.

The selected projects will be eligible to receive funding CDTI, in Spain, and from FAPESP, in the State of Sao Paulo.

Each proposal must be prepared and submitted jointly by one company in Spain and a small-business (less than 250 employees) in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Proposals must be submitted, by the announced deadline, both to CDTI in Spain and to FAPESP in São Paulo.

Proposals submitted to FAPESP must follow the rules of FAPESP’s Program for Innovative Research in Small Businesses (PIPE) – Phase 2. Applicants are required to submit a proposal containing the items described at the SAGe System.

The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/11112.