Centre for Europe-Brazil Business and Innovation Cooperation


This CSA intends to establish and deploy the ENRICH in Brazil (former: Centre for Europe-Brazil Business Innovation Cooperation – CEBRABIC). The Centre will connect and support European Research & Innovation & Business (R&I&B) organizations in the Brazilian market, while strengthening the European Union’s position as a world leader in Science, Technology and Innovation. The Centre will achieve these goals by sustainably offering a diverse set of services, including networking and partnering; business consultancy; pooling and sharing resources; investment attraction; capacity building and awareness raising. The proposed methodology for setting up CEBRABIC relies upon a pillar-based approach – each corresponding to different chapters of a Business Plan: Strategic pillar (market analysis – Work Package (WP) 1 and strategic planning (WP2)); Marketing pillar (WP3); Operational pillar (WP4); and Financial pillar (WP5). The business model implementation (WP6) and the monitoring and evaluation (WP7) are also further pillars in the CEBRABIC methodological approach. The implementation of CEBRABIC will follow a three-staged strategy: the planning stage (from M1 to M12), in which the Centre’s business model (WP1-WP5) will be developed; the piloting stage (M12 to M24), focused on delivering services on an experimental basis (WP6); and the full implementation stage (M24-M48), in which CEBRABIC will be established as an independent legal entity and as a financially self-sustainable organization. As an open and dynamic Centre, CEBRABIC will build upon synergies and complementarities with relevant R&I&B organizations, particularly with European R&I&B organizations with presence in Brazil and SENAI Innovation Institutes, aiming to increase, diversify and consolidate the CEBRABIC service demand and offer. The project is implemented by a partnership of 12 organizations, led by Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, and including leading R&I&B organizations from Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Hungary and Turkey.


  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the Brazilian Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) market
  • Define the strategic model for the implementation of CEBRABIC
  • Promote CEBRABIC and its services to the innovation value chain, raising awareness and demand among potential clients and suppliers
  • Set the operational conditions for CEBRABIC implementation
  • Deploy a financially sustainable and feasible business model for CEBRABIC
  • Connect and support European Research, Innovation and Business (R&I&B) organizations towards the Brazilian market
  • Adjust CEBRABIC business model and service offer through the implementation of a constant monitoring and evaluation process
  • Ensure a sound technical and financial management of the project for the benefit of a smooth implementation of CEBRABIC


  • Reinforced cooperation between European research and innovation organisations and researchers and those of the Union’s international partners
  • Higher visibility and prestige for European research and innovation and its actors in international partner countries/regions
  • Stronger presence of European organisations in the science and innovation environment of the partner country/region
  • Improvements in the framework conditions for international cooperation in research and innovation
  • Enhanced impact of results from research and innovation projects, including those under Horizon 2020, through increased access to excellence and to markets across the world


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Project’s participants

Participant organisation nameCountry
1.Fraunhofer Esellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung EVGermany
2.Confederacao Nacional da IndustriaBrazil
3.Regionális Információs és Fejlesztő Tudásközpont KftHungary
4.Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft - und Raumfahrt evGermany
5.European Business and Innovation Centre NetworkBelgium
6.Asociacion Internacional de Parques Tecnologicos iaspSpain
7.Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao - Consultadoria Empresarial e Fomento da Inovacao S.APortugal
8.Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderungsgesellschaft MBHAustria
9.Sabanci UniversityTurkey
10.Anpei - Associação Nacional de P&D das Empresas InovadorasBrazil
11.Universidade Estadual de CampinasBrazil
12.Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à PesquisaBrazil

Project website


Buday, Zita
E-mail: zita.buday@rcisd.eu