There will be the presentation of innovation projects that extend well beyond the Gripen fighter jet and which have great potential for application to other segments of the economy.

The purchase of the Gripen fighter jets was only the start of the partnership between Brazil and Sweden in the aeronautics and defense sectors. Both countries are now taking steps to increase their co-operation in technological innovation, by structuring a portfolio of projects in the area and with significant potential for application to other segments of the economy. This issue will be addressed at a seminar in the aeronautics field - A high-tech focus area for a new level of Brazilian-Swedish cooperation (http://cisb.org.br/seminaraeronautics/), to be held in Brasília, the capital of Brazil, on May 16.

The country currently participates in a large number of initiatives and projects for this purpose in combination with other countries, exchanging knowledge, in the form of technology and professionals. The agreements that materialize partnerships have been conducted by bilateral entities such as chambers of commerce, like other focused exclusively on research and innovation, financed by funds from other countries and also by the Brazilian government’s own funds.

In its 2nd edition, workshop will deepen discussions on 26 projects under study, in addition to enabling the exploration of new ones.

The Brazil-Sweden cooperation in aeronautics and defence is advancing more and more. Currently, 26 projects are being studied with a view to structuring a research portfolio, development and innovation (RD & I) in the industry, like an intelligent flight simulator, a snake robot and new concepts of fighter jets. It is on them that the Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre (CISB) and the Aeronautics Institute of Technology(ITA) will discuss on 28 and 29 May, in São José dos Campos, during the 2nd Brazilian-Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics and Defence.

Organized by CISB and ITA, workshop paved the way for the execution of an agenda for cooperation between the two countries.

The 2nd edition of the Brazilian-Swedish Workshop in Aeronautics and defence, held on May 28 and 29 at the Aeronautics Institute of Technology(ITA), in São José dos Campos (SP), brought together more than 180 participants including representatives from companies, universities and government of both countries to deepen discussions on the 26 projects in pre-study research, development and innovation (R, D & I) being studied in the partnership between Brazil and Sweden.

The Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation Centre (CISB), which works to establish cooperation agreements in science, innovation and high technology between Brazil and Sweden, has three new members: the Brazilian company Akaer Engineering, the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and the Luleå University of Technology from Sweden.