Over the last months, Finep and JPI Urban Europe have been exchanging and discussing opportunities for collaboration. Joining forces amplifies the efforts of supporting the transitions towards sustainable and livable urban futures with research and innovation: JPI Urban Europe aims to be the European platform to create, combine, discuss and make available knowledge and robust evidence for sustainable urbanization. While Finep, an organisation of the Brazilian federal government is one of the main funders of research and technology in the country. Therefore, future cooperation offers a possibility to tackle urban challenges together, exchange and co-create knowledge and jointly support sustainable urbanisation.
- Bringing together the Brazilian community on sustainable urbanization including researchers, companies, city administration, city networks etc. to inform about the planned cooperation between Finep and JPI Urban Europe.
- Exploring how Finep and JPI Urban Europe shall cooperate in order to bring effective results to topics of mutual interest for Brazil and Europe.
- Identifying priority challenges for a sustainable urban development in Brazil which technology and innovation can contribute to solve; with special emphasis on identifying themes/topics for the upcoming 2019 JPI Urban Europe Call on Urban Accessibility and Connectivity.
- Identifying strategic Brazilian partners, examples of successful urban science-policy cooperation in Brazil including the required frameworks for applying the Urban Living Lab method in Brazilian cities.