Israel, Brazil Announce Joint R&D Projects

Dr. Ami Appelbaum, the Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Israel Innovation Authority. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Israel and Brazil have announced four joint R&D projects to be carried out by the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation (EMBRAPII) and the Israel Innovation Authority.

The two countries said in a statement on Monday that they will be investing a total of $7.5 million in the venture.

The Brazilian-Israeli joint projects that will receive funding include:

Pelemix (Israel) and Brasil Ambiental (Brazil): Pelemix develops customized substrates for various crops that increase yield and reduce costs. The aim is to develop a substrate that will increase agricultural yield in Brazil – and beyond – by substantially improving seedlings’ survival rate during transplanting, and improving resistance to soil-borne fungus.

Brenmiller Energy (Israel) and Fortlev Energia Solar (Brazil): Brenmiller Energy provides sustainable energy solutions to the Distributed Generation Market. The objective here would be an increase in the overall efficiency at Fortlev’s industrial plant and/or one of its partners, based on Brenmiller Energy’s special thermal storage (b-Gen) technology.

Metrycom Communications (Israel) and Energisa Soluções (Brazil): Metrycom produces advanced smart grid sensors solutions that predict and detect faults in distribution and transmission power grids, which can help Brazil’s networks.

GreenRoad Driving Technologies (Israel) and Energisa Soluções (Brazil): GreenRoad is a global leader in driver safety, fleet performance management, and analytics solutions. The project uses advanced analytics and actionable insights relating to drivers’ behavior and vehicle use to impact fleets’ efficiency levels.

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