Amazônia Bioeconomy Connections
partnerships for technology, innovation and sustainability
in the Amazon Rain Forest
The 2022 Edition
In its first edition, the call for startups focused on sustainable bioeconomy in the Amazon region received 87 applications! Of these, 63 were selected for the qualifying stage and were analyzed by a juri of experts composed of German and Brazilian members.
At the end of the process, four startups were selected: Urucuna, Solalis, Quasar and Novaplanta. The Embassy is already working on identifying potential partners and, in December, representatives of the four companies will come to Berlin to carry out a customized R&D and business agenda.
Know more about the selected start-ups
"The real development of the Amazon region depends on technological advances and innovative businesses that allow, at the same time, to overcome infrastructure bottlenecks and to intelligently and sustainably exploit forest resources, with the inclusion of local communities."
What it is about
The Brazilian Embassy in Berlin, through the project “Amazônia: bioeconomy connections”, aims to facilitate the establishment of partnerships between Brazilian initiatives focused on the bioeconomy in the Amazon biome and economic and/or technical-scientific partners in Germany.
The main focus, as the project is part of the Innovation Diplomacy Program (PDI), is on entrepreneurship initiatives linked to the generation of innovation. Innovation, here, understood lato sensu, as it involves both the development and application of new technologies that have an impact on products, processes or services, as well as the application of existing knowledge in generating solutions to development and infrasetructure problems in the region.
Up to five initiatives coming from start-ups and SMEs will be selected. They must be linked to:
a) the proposition of technical and management solutions for bottlenecks - whether technological, technical, logistical, managerial, commercial - in the supply chains of Amazonian products;
b) the research and development of new products and bioproducts based on Amazonian biodiversity, whether for the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agricultural sectors, among others.
The selected initiatives will be offered support to identify and establish contact with potential German partners and also the possibility of traveling to Berlin - round trip tickets and accommodation for 6 nights for a representative of each initiative - to hold meetings, visits and present their business to potential technical partners and investors.
The trip must be carried out in the first week of December 2022.
Opportunity for direct contact with German science and technology institutions, companies and investors
Support for coming to Germany to search for international partnerships
Customized agenda for the RD&I demands of your business
What else you should know
Who can participate
Start-ups and SMEs, Individual Founders, Associations, Foundations, Cooperatives
Waste management, etc.
capture of proposals
ranking of all valid proposals
PITCH+Q&A session with pre-selected
disclosure of the result
Application Deadline: 05 Aug 22
Partial results disclosure: 12 Aug 22
PITCH + Q&A session with 10 shortlisted: 29-31 Aug 22
Final results disclosure: 05 Sep 22
Week in Berlin: 05-09 Dec 22
co-R&D, open innovation
feasibility of production processes on a pilot and/or industrial scale
specialist technical assistance and consulting
philanthropy and impact investiment
location and purpose: genuinely Brazilian and Amazonian candidacies
clarity in the description of the business and in the identification of demands
business alignment with:
the goals and demands that the project aims to meet
the types of partnerships that can be offered by German partners considering the legal restrictions
applications in English
Contact us at [firstname.lastname@example.org] to know more about the project