The aeronautics arena was based on a research done in the first quarter of 2014 that mapped all the actors of the triple Brazilian helix (academy, industry and government) in the sector. This document included information on P&D&I projects, research areas, public and private partnerships and means of incentive offered in the country.
Since then, CISB has been promoting initiatives to connect these actors, strengthen the interaction and sharing of knowledge amongst the institutions to establish P&D&I partnerships between Brazil and Sweden.
The launch of this arena happened during the 1st Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics & Defence at Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) in SГЈo Jose dos Campos, in connection with CISBвЂ™s 4th Annual Meeting. During this first workshop, the actors had the opportunity of getting to know each other as well as discussing ideas for the solutions presented by industryвЂ™s and end-usersвЂ™ challenges, including the possibility of governmental support for the bilateral cooperation in question.
To stimulate the on going discussions that began during the workshop and the formatting of bilateral projects, CISB launched two calls for investment in parallel that resulted in 42 international missions amongst researchers from both countries. The latter produced project proposals that began to be part of the arenaвЂ™s portfolio.
In May 2015, the 2nd Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics & Defence presented a model of collaborative projects, including success cases from the projects that had begun on November, 2014.
During the 2nd workshop we also had a lecture given by Professor Peter Krus from Linkoping University part of the program Swedish Endowed Professors Chair, which aims at having the permanent presence of high relevant Swedish professors in the aeronautics research sector at ITA in Sao Jose dos Campos, SP. The program includes the development of educational and research projects to actively work in the expansion of the cooperation between Brazil and Sweden with other Brazilian institutions.
The 3rd Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics & Defence that took place in November, 2015 aimed at broadening the cooperation by inviting more institutions with the potential of being part of the initiative, presented results of the cases in question and discussed the next steps to strengthen partnerships and also engage relevant actors from both countries.
The 4th Brazilian Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics & Defence will take place in Linkoping in Sweden on 13 October and will be connected to the congress Aerospace Technology 2016, one of the main events of the worldwide industry sector, with technical sessions related to the presentation of collaborative projects between Brazil and Sweden and other partners.
Currently, the Aeronautics Arena is formed by lots of partners and projects. To find out more about them, download the material below or click here to send us a message.