The European Union and Brazil: Cooperation in Science and Technology
PolicyResearch andInnovationDr. Piero VenturiHead of Research and Innovation SectorEU Delegation to BrazilThe European Union and Brazil:Cooperation in Science and TechnologyFórum Nacional CONFAPS. Paulo 23-24 Maio2013
PolicyResearch andInnovationMain framework for cooperation January 2007, The bilateral Agreement for Scientific andTechnological Cooperation between the EC and Brazil entered into forceon 1st January 2007 with 5 year duration. The parties have renewed theagreement for further 5 years (2012-2017) in August 2012. December 2012, ‘the General Agreement for cooperation betweenthe European Atomic Energy Community and the Government ofthe Federative Republic of Brazil in the field of Fusion Energyesearch’ has been ratified by the Brazilian Chambers. January 2013, the signature of the Cooperation Arrangement betweenthe Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission andthe Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) forscientific and cooperative activities in fields of common interest, signedduring the VI EU-Brazil Summit.
PolicyResearch andInnovationAreas for cooperation EU-Brazil Information and communicationtechnologies Food, agriculture, fisheries, andbiotechnology Health Nano-technologies Transport Energy
PolicyResearch andInnovationCountries with Most Participation
PolicyResearch andInnovationBR participation by organization activity type(% of total EC contribution in € to BR partner organisations)Private for profit9%Higher or secundaryeducation41%Others3%Public body14%Research organisations33%
PolicyResearch andInnovationHorizon 2020: What’s new?• A single programme bringing together three separateprogrammes/initiatives*• More innovation, from research to retail, all forms ofinnovation• Focus on societal challenges facing EU society, e.g. health,clean energy and transport• Simplified access, for all companies, universities, institutes inall EU countries and beyond.*The 7th research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspects of Competitivenessand Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EU contribution to the European Instituteof Innovation and Technology (EIT)
PolicyResearch andInnovationHorizon 2020 objectives and structureSocietal Challenges• Health, demographic change andwellbeing• Food security, sustainable agriculture,marine and maritime research and thebioeconomy• Secure, clean and efficient energy• Smart, green and integrated transport• Climate action, ResourceEfficiency and Raw Materials• Inclusive, innovative and secure societiesIndustrial Leadership• Leadership in enabling and industrialtechnologies (ICT, nano, materials, bio,manufacturing, space)• Access to risk finance• Innovation in SMEsExcellent Science• European Research Council• Future and Emerging Technologies• Marie Curie actions on skills, training and career development• Research infrastructuresShared objectives and principlesCommon rules, toolkit of fundingschemesEurope 2020 prioritiesSupporting the objectives:European Institute for Innovation and TechnologyJoint Research CentreEuropean Research AreaInternational cooperationSimplified access Coherent with other EU andMS actions
PolicyResearch andInnovation Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-2020)Health, demographic change and wellbeing 8 033Food security, sustainable agriculture, marineand maritime research & the bioeconomy4 152Secure, clean and efficient energy* 5 782Smart, green and integrated transport 6 802Climate action, resource efficiency and rawmaterials3 160Inclusive, innovative and secure societies 3 819• *Additional €1 788m for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treatyactivities (2014-2018). Does not include ITER.
PolicyResearch andInnovationStrategy for international cooperation inresearch and innovationNeed to engage more actively and strategically ininternational cooperation: Three main objectives:• Strengthen the Unions excellence and attractiveness in research andinnovation as well as its industrial and economic competitiveness• Tackle global societal challenges• Support the Unions external policiesCombining openness with better targeted actionsStrengthened partnership with Member States
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PolicyResearch andInnovationEU- Brazil Sector Dialogue SupportFacility The Sector Dialogues are a new form of cooperation dynamics betweenthe European Union (EU) and emerging countries. Currently, there are 35Sector Dialogues identified between Brazil and the EU on a wide range ofthemes, based on the principles of reciprocity and complementarity,aiming to foster the exchange of know-how and experiences in areas ofmutual interest. The EU-Brazil Sector Dialogues Support Facility was created with a view tocontributing to the advancement and enhancement of the strategicpartnership and bilateral relations between Brazil and the EU.
PolicyResearch andInnovationThe Project 1st phase: 2008-2011• 2 millions Euro• 37 actions 2nd phase: 20011-2013• 4.1 millions Euro• more than 90 actions 3rd phase: will start at the end of 2013• 5.5 millions Euro
PolicyResearch andInnovationDialogue on Information SocietyBrazilMinistério das Relações ExterioresDivisão de Sociedade da InformaçãoEU DG CONNECT – Communications Networks, Content andTechnologyDialogue on Nuclear Energy (including nuclear safety)BrazilCommissão Nacional de Energia Nuclear –CNENEU DG RTD - Science and Technology SectionDialogue on Science and TechnologyBrazilMinistério das Relações ExterioresMinistério da Ciência e TecnologiaEU DG RTD - Science and Technology SectionDialogue on Space CooperationBrazilAgência Espacial Brasileira (AEB)Ministério das Relações ExterioresEU DG RTD - Science and Technology SectionDialogue on Disaster Risk reductionBrazilMinistério da Ciência e TecnologiaEU JRC - Science and Technology SectionSectorial Dialogues European Union - Brazil
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