Technological Cooperation Between the State of Santa Catarina and Berlin-Germany for Innovation in Photonics

The Santa Catarina & Berlin Program is an agreement between FAPESC (Foundation for Research and Innovation Support of the State of Santa Catarina - Brazil) and Senate Department for Economics, Technology and research Berlin.

The operation of the program is realized by BERLIN PARTNER and FOUNDATION CERTI for the promotion of Innovation with Photonics in the context of Cooperation of Innovative Ecosystems of Santa Catarina and Berlin / Brandenburg. The initiative aims to provide resources to companies and research center from both ecosystems to relate and establish joint technological cooperation activities, targeting new products, processes and systems with Photonics technologies. It seeks to cooperatively promote training activities and promote technological business.


The FAPESC (Foundation for Research and Innovation Support of the State of Santa Catarina - Brazil) offers a total amount of R$ 250.000,00 to companies in Santa Catarina with the purpose of structuring cooperation for innovation, involving the design of projects with Photonics technology between companies from the Berlin-Brandenburg cluster and Santa Catarina.

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Suppliers, producers and users of components, instruments, equipment based on photonic technologies belonging to the Berlin-Brandenburg cluster that are interested in developing partnerships with companies in Santa Catarina.

On the website you will find more information about the program as well as a download for the memorandum of understanding (MoU) if you are interested in establishing partnerships in the ambit of cooperation.

Deadline of submission

The deadline of submission has just been extended till the end of January.


Susana Santos
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie
Tel.: +49 172 3998-283