SBII at a glance

Sweden Brazil Innovation Initiative is a broad platform supporting long-term relationships that can enable collaborations and foster co-creation of innovation ecosystems. The main activities are to disseminate information about cooperation, opportunities, notices, seminars and matchmaking.

Since 2016, Sweden and Brazil have a INNOVATION PARTNERSHIP of Innovation (SGI) between the Swedish Ministries of Enterprise and Innovation (MEI) and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC). The purpose of the SGI is to create conditions for the implementation of the Strategic Partnership. Four large areas of concentration were chosen: Life science (Healthcare), Smart Cities, Sustainable Mining and Bioeconomy.

To improve communication and reach academia, research institutes and especially companies, Sweden Brazil Innovation Initiative (SBII) was initiated by Vinnova. As collaborating partners RISE and CISB will be responsible for operationalizing the activities in Brazil.

The initiative is supported by the Office of Science and Innovation (OSI-Brazil) of the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation.

Executive Innovation Team - EIT

The Executive Innovation Team (EIT) was created in 2019 on the initiative of Vinnova and industry representatives. The team consists of Swedish Industry in Brazil and Team Sweden (Embassy, Consulate of Sao Paulo, Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Business Sweden and CISB). The purpose is to identify common challenges and technology areas and manage activities in both countries for international co-creation based on critical shared technologies.

Vinnova, CISB and the Science and Innovation Office (OSI-Brazil) are responsible for organizing the meetings and are also contact points for the industries. In 2019 we had four EIT meetings, all in São Paulo. The participating companies are: AstraZeneca, Ericsson, Saab, Sandvik, Scania, SKF, Volvo and Epiroc, but others interested in innovation collaborations are welcome to join.

Contact point:
- Jacob Paulsen, Director of the Science and Innovation Office in Brazil & Chairman at EIT - jacob.paulsen@gov.se
- Regina Summer, Programme Manager

R&D Areas

Sustainable Mining
Life Science
Smart Cities
Bioeconomy
Aeronautics