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Brazil EMBRAPII - Israel - Call for Proposals

Grants to Israel and Brazil Companies and Research
Institutions for Collaborative Technology Innovations

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Israel Innovation Authority and Brazilian Agency for Research and Industrial Innovation (EMBRAPII)

Deadline Date:

09/26/19 - Israel Time Zone


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Grants to Israel and Brazil companies and research institutions for collaborative research and development projects in the areas of life science, agriculture, IoT, and energy. Funding is intended to support highly innovative processes or products with clear commercial potential that are mutually beneficial for the Brazilian and Israeli companies and economies, and that reflect good complementarities (technological or other) between the project partners.

The purpose of the Industrial R&D Program is to support greater collaboration among Brazilian and Israeli companies and researchers. The Program will support projects that fall within the framework of the MOU between the EMBRAPII and the Israel Innovation Authority.

The general objectives of the 1st Call for Proposals are primarily to ensure that the selected projects:
1. Create close and direct working relationship between the 2 jurisdictions' innovation agencies;
2. Benefit the economies of Brazil and Israel;
3. Generate fruitful and long term alliances between organizations and companies involved in research and innovation in Brazil and in Israel;
4. Highlight the complementary strengths of Brazil and Israel for the mutual benefit of both parties;
5. Help both agencies to achieve their strategic objectives.

Allowable expenses are consistent with the guidelines and regulations in effect for each funding organization and may include direct labor, academic subcontractors, consultants, equipment renting directly tied to project, consumable materials and supplies, project related travels- all subject to the specific guidelines of the respective
funding agencies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184888

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding from EMBRAPII:
- EMBRAPII: Maximum of 1/3 of Brazilian project costs
- Brazilian Companies: At least 1/3 of Brazilian project costs
- EMBRAPII Units: The remaining Brazilian project costs, up to 1/3 of the total

Maximum award from Israel Innovation Authority: typically up to 50% of the Israeli R&D cost + regional (development zones) incentives.

Term of Contract:

The program will support large-scale collaboration projects for up to 24 months.

Upon approval, Israeli companies will be entitled to 12 months of financial support, and will be eligible for a second year of funding subject to review of the project milestones.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Brazil applicants are:
1. Brazilian companies of any size, registered, based and operating in Brazil.
2. Research institutions accredited as EMBRAPII Units and Poles are eligible to participate and use the resources of EMBRAPII, observing the required participation of one Brazilian company.

Eligible Israel applicants are:
1. R&D performing companies of any size, registered, based and operating in Israel
2. Research institutions as subcontractors to eligible companies

Cooperation proposals should be in line with the following requirements:
1. The participation of at least one company from each country is mandatory. Research institutes and other companies may participate as partners or subcontractors in the cooperation project, respecting the financing rules of each country.
2. The proposal should result in the development of an improved or new product, processe or service with industrial application intended for commercialization in domestic and/or global markets, including proof of concept projects for technology based solutions.
3. The new product / process / service should be innovative, have relevant market potential, technological risk and add value to the economies of both countries.
4. The project should demonstrate adequate balance and complementarity between the two partners in relation to the R&D phases.
5. The project should present a clear competitive advantage and differentiated value proposition as a result of cooperation between the participants of the two countries (increase of knowledge base, access to R&D infrastructure, new fields of application, for example).
6. Companies should present a strategy which, given their technological, commercial and financial aspects, demonstrates their potential to introduce the new product / process / service into the markets of both countries and/or third countries.
7. Partners in the project must agree in advance on the allocation of intellectual property rights (IP) between companies, as well as the marketing strategy. This agreement should reflect a proportional allocation and a fair return for both partners in relation to their respective investments.
8. Partners in Israel and in Brazil should be able to implement the project and finance their respective shares.
9. Any partnership whose cooperative R&D project is consistent with the above criteria may present it in this Call in accordance with applicable national laws, rules, regulations and procedures.

Pre-Application Information:

Please complete an Expression of interest form (EOI) and email the form by September 26th, 2019, to Mr. Alan Hofman.

Applicants must complete and submit all of the following:
1. The Joint Bilateral Cooperative Application Form.
2. For Israeli companies only: in addition to above, Israeli companies must submit the Israel Innovation Authority Funding Application

After submitting the funding application, please email Mr. Alan Hofman the file number you receive, or your company number.

Instructions on how to submit the Israel Innovation Funding Application:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online (Hebrew only):

Or email EOI form to:
Alan Hofman, Program Manager - Latin America Desk
Israel Innovation Authority
+972-3-715 7987

Customer Service - Klita
Israel Innovation Authority

Brazil Contact:
Denise Neddermeyer
+55-61 3772 1030

Grant Coverage Areas:

Israel and Brazil

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Geographic Focus:


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.