Brazil is the leading economy in South America, representing the 8th largest economy in the world. The EU is its main trading partner and foreign direct investor. The relationship between Brazil and the EU on research and innovation is governed by the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation signed in 2004.

Four Joint Calls on ICT Research and Innovation have been implemented. The European Commission and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) have contributed €50 million to the joint projects. The EU-Brazil cooperation has resulted in 21 joint R&D projects. Moreover, a submarine cable is being planned to be a catalyser for data economy and free flow of data between EU and Brazil. It will act as the hub for the other South American countries fostering cooperation on telco matters, innovation, sectoral dialogues and other areas.

Over the last seven years, the European Union (EU) and Brazil (BR) have granted approx. 50 M€ for investment in joint Research and Technological Development (RTD) activities for Information Communications Technology (ICT). Brazilian government have been advancing in many ICT aspects, such as with the Brazilian Strategy for Digital Transformation (e-Digital), the National IoT Plan, Advanced Manufacturing policies and large investments, from the National Bank, to support indicatives in IoT and other areas. EU-BR have been working in many cooperation initiatives, such as Startup Brazil and StartUp Europe, 5G-PPP, Coordinated Calls, Sector Dialogues and many others.

EU-BR cooperation in ICT is having a real impact and allowing a sustainable development on both regions’ economies & societies. By sharing the same vision, Brazil and EU are working together to achieve global goals and harmonize processes, technologies, industries and, ultimately, their societies.

The EU-Brazil Cooperation on ICT will be part of ICT2018, taking place in Vienna from 4th to 6th December


NETWORKING SESSION: EU-Brazil Cooperation on ICT

The proposed networking session intends to foster EU-BR collaboration initiatives and improve the collaboration approach according to the feedback of the audience. The intentions can be translated into the following specific objectives:

  • Present an overview of Research in Brazil and its main areas and competences.
  • Present a history of the EU-Brazil collaboration, its results, Brazilian initiatives, opportunities for collaboration with Brazil and Brazilian's funding Instruments.
  • Present the results achieved by the ongoing projects and an evaluation about its impacts on economy, policy and society.


Wednesday, 5th December 2018 - 16:30 /  17:15
Time Description Speaker
16:30 – 16:45  History of the EU-BR international cooperation

• Wanderson Jesus (H2020 NCP/RNP)

• Bernard Barani (EC)

16:45 – 16:55  EU-Brazil Diplomacy Aspects

• Carlos Oliveira (EU Delegation in Brazil)

16:55 – 17:10  Testimonials and lessons learned from EU-BR funded projects HPC4E project- Marisa (LNCC) (BR)
EUBra-BIGSEA project - Ignácio Blanker (UPV) (EU)
FUTEBOL project - Luiz da Silva (TCD) (EU)
17:10 – 17:15  Closing & Wrap-up

• Wanderson Paim de Jesus (RNP)

• Rita Meneses (Trust-IT Services)


EXHIBITION STAND: EU-Brazil Cooperation on ICT

Visit our stand to know about ongoing partnerships between Brazil and Europe, all ICT projects co-funded by Brazil and Europe and current opportunities for global collaborative research



About ICT 2018:  The European Commission's flagship event "Imagine digital, Connect Europe – ICT 2018" will include a 5 000m² exhibition area showcasing the best accomplishments and pioneering results of EU funded research and innovation actions. A great chance to showcase the results of your EU-funded project/start-up/innovation to a large and international audience of researchers, scientists, policy makers, strategists, investors. The exhibition will connect todays' research and innovation with visions for the future. The ICT events organised since 1998 by the European Commission have become Europe’s most visible international forums for ICT innovation and a unique gathering of the entire ICT research and innovation community. They meet to discuss current and future ICT trends and policies, share visions, network and develop partnerships in R&D, innovation and business. This research and innovation event will focus on the European Union’s priorities in the digital transformation of society and industry. It will present an opportunity for the people involved in this transformation to share their experience and vision of Europe in the digital age. In an open and participatory event, organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, citizens can join science community members, policymakers, and fellow ICT-enthusiasts to discuss the future in a digital Europe.