Open Call for R&D projects with Brazil


The international network EUREKA, through the funding programme GLOBALSTARS, is funding international R&D projects in all thematic areas or application domains between companies and research centres from Brazil in partnerships with Belgium (Flanders), Czechia, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, and Turkey. There is no maximum funding for this call, being the maximum project duration 36 months.

Deadline: 02 April 2024

The project consortium must include at least one organisation based in Brazil and another one in any Eureka participating country in this call.

All Portuguese SMEs, Small mid-cap enterprises, universities, research centres, and other non-entrepreneurial entities from the research and innovation system (ENESII) from Continental Portugal and islands, are eligible for grant funding. The co-funding rates are from 45% to 80% of project costs for Micro and Small companies, and from 35% to 75% for Medium companies; 85% of eligible project costs for Universities and research organisations. Investments foreseen in NUT II Lisboa, will have a maximum funding rate of 40% of eligible costs. The national consortium must integrate at least one SME or Small Mid-Cap enterprise and when applying in partnership with Portuguese R&D organisations, the Portuguese company(ies) must assume the largest share of the investment. Specificities regarding beneficiaries from other countries, can be seen here.

To be considered eligible:

  • The project must be directed at researching or developing an innovative product, process or service with the goal of commercialization;
  • The project must have a civilian purpose;
  • The consortium must include at least two mutually independent companies, one from Brazil and the other from any Eureka participating country in this call;
  • No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget;
  • All partners must express their will to cooperate to the development of a new product, industrial process or service. The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved;
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants from the countries;
  • The project should demonstrate the contribution of all participants and the project must be significant to them;
  • The project must fall within the priority areas of the national or regional Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3).

Eureka hosted a webinar on this call for projects on 24 October about the Globalstars programme and this call for projects, including timing and procedures. The recording can be seen here. Eureka also make available a tool to search partners

General information can be found here (Eureka) and questions by national beneficiaries can be done through Agência Nacional de Inovação (ANI).