Globalstars Call for Projects


Relevent Country: Brazil

Eureka is accepting applications for its Brazil Globalstars Call for Projects.

The national funding bodies from Sweden and Spain (Germany: to be confirmed), and the regional research funding body the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) from the state of São Paulo, Brazil, have allocated funding for organisations collaborating on international R&D projects in the fields of smart cities and healthcare, with AI as enabling technology, and industry 4.0.


This project call is for R&D projects within the following mandatory fields:

AI in smart cities

  • The city as a platform for data driven innovation
  • Digital twins for cities
  • AI for city management
  • AI for budget and investment management

Focusing on:

  • Water and air quality
  • Water and sewage management
  • Transport and logistics, mobility of people and goods
  • Citizen involvement – empowerment
  • Contribution to resource efficiency and CO2 reduction

AI in Health

  • Sensors, data from sensors (and analysis) in care, care rehab and prevention
  • New technology and new ways of working in care
  • Empowerment, increase control over one’s health / prevention – combine lifelong learning with lifelong use of technology for empowerment / using technology as support in different ways during different phases of life
  • Methods for technology development, user involvement and implementation with companies (within digital health)
  • New methods for decision making aimed at boosting efficiency and accuracy for health specialists

Industry 4.0

  • ICT applications in the industrial context, including innovation in processes and products:
  • Decentralised production
  • Remote maintenance
  • Robotics
  • Digitalised control
  • Virtualisation
  • Industry 4.0 technologies for sustainable production

Funding Information

The funding bodies participating in this call for projects will provide access to public funding for the selected projects. The support will be given to each partner by its respective funding body in accordance with their national laws, rules, regulations and procedures in effect, on a non-exchange of funds or soft loan basis, and subject to budgetary availability for each funding body:

  • Brazil (FAPESP): Grant of up to 250,000 euro per project (1.5 million euro total budget)
  • Sweden (Vinnova): Grant of up to 250,000 euro per project (500,000 euro total budget)
  • Germany (BMBF): t.b.c.
  • Spain (CDTI): Mix loan/grant (no budget limit)
  • Participating Countries
  • Spain, Sweden, Germany, Brazil

Eligibility criteria

To apply to this call for projects, project partners must meet the following qualifications:

  • Your project idea must represent international cooperation in the form of a specific project.
  • The project must be directed at researching or developing an innovative product, process, or service with the goal of commercialisation.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • Your consortium must include at least two independent legal entities from a minimum of one Eureka participating country and one from the state of São Paulo in Brazil.
  • The project must include at least one Brazilian SME (up to 250 employees) with a branch established in São Paulo State in Brazil or a Brazilian company (of any size) associated, for the purposes of this project, with a research centre or university located in the state of São Paulo.
  • No single organisation or country can be responsible for more than 70% of the project budget.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technological cooperation between the participants (e.g., increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
  • A signed consortium agreement following national requirements is mandatory. The consortium agreement should include the ownership and use of know-how and IPR settlements (at least).
  • The duration of the project may not exceed 36 months.
  • Product, service or process implementation or market launch should happen no later than 24 months after project completion.