CISB extends deadline to send proposals to its collaborative platform

São Paulo, May 3rd, 2012 – Researchers interested in developing studies in the defense and security areas in Sweden, through the Federal Government's Science Without Borders program, now have more time to develop the projects through the collaborative platform of Swedish Brazilian Innovation & Research Center (CISB) and Saab. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to May, 24th in order to attend the demands of the academic community. Until that date, researchers from all over Brazil can access the website http://swbcisb.induct.no and register the proposals.

The platform works from a collaborative network, in which Brazilians researches are in direct contact with universities and companies to produce the projects. Saab AB, one of CISB's main supporting companies, acts strongly with the researchers to help them to elaborate proposals that are important to the development of this area in Brazil. Saab will co-finance, together with CNPq, 100 scholarships in Sweden, and in this first call, 30 scholarships will be approved for full-time researchers, whether they are seeking their PhD degree or already hold one.

Until that moment, the platform has already 380 registered candidates that are discussing and collaborating for more than 50 ideas that were posted in the website, which came from Brazilians and Swedish researchers. Now, it is on the development phase to become stronger proposals.

Bruno Rondani, CEO of CISB, says that this is one more opportunity to be part of this project of great relevance for the country. "The collaborative platform provides an environment for Brazilian candidates to interact with each other, with the Swedish scientific community and with the researchers and engineers from Saab to the construction of great proposals. These virtual interactions had already resulted in more than 50 posted ideas and professors from Sweden had visited Brazil to know better the groups and potential partners. CISB's objective is to promote the development of more solid proposals and aligned with the interests of both countries", affirms.

To learn more about the Federal Government Science Without Borders program, please visit: http://www.cienciasemfronteiras.gov.br

About CISB

Based in São Bernardo do Campo, the Swedish Brazilian Innovation & Research Center (CISB) was created in May 2011 to implement science, innovation and high-technology cooperation agreements between Brazil and Sweden by integrating the Swedish mature and well-succeeded innovation system with the dynamic innovation system that has consolidated in Brazil, and to attract investments and interest from around the world. Swedish companies like SAAB, Stora Enso and Scania are some of the Center members, and initiative supporters. CISB's operating model was inspired in the Swedish worldwide-known Science Parks, where R&D labs from large companies, universities, technology institutes, entrepreneurs and venture capital investors are in an environment that fosters collaboration to innovate. Like the Swedish Science Parks, CISB team acts as a facilitator and manager for this collaboration network and environment.

About Saab AB

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions ranging from military defence to civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents and constantly develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.

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