EnergInno Brazil 2022

EnergInno Brazil: German-Brazilian Innovator Network for Green Hydrogen and Biogas

Both, Brazil and Germany, are facing climatic and socio-economic challenges that are steadily increasing the demand for scientific solutions and technological innovations in the field of sustainable energy carriers Green Hydrogen and Biogas. EnergInno Brazil, a campaign led by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as part of the BMBF's initiative „Research in Germany", promotes the international networking of bright minds in Germany and Brazil and promotes innovations in the aforementioned areas of green energy.

The campaign started with a Call for Ideas & Innovation, addressing stakeholders from research and science as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in Germany to apply with their joint projects in the fields of Green Hydrogen and Biogas. The winners of this call have been announced in February. That same month, Brazilian innovators - scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, industry representatives, etc. - submitted their ideas on the same research areas in a national call in Brazil for EnergInno Brazil. In April, the winners have been announced and invited to the one-week German R&D Tour in November and more!

Focused networking in São Paulo: Research2Industry Days

EnergInno Brazil hosted the Research2Industry Days in São Paulo on May 10-11, 2022. The exchange forum for the winners of the Call for Ideas & Innovation as well as for Brazilian stakeholders from research, industry, economy and politics offered information about innovative sustainable energy sources and supply and opportunities for professional networking The event, which was attended by nearly 350 participants, was opened by Dr. Johann Feckl, Director International Affairs and Internal Programs of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. He and the German Consul General Thomas Schmitt welcomed the auditorium on site as well as the virtual participants of the hybrid event. Rachel Martins Henriques, Energy Research Office of the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy, and Thomas Timm, Managing Director of AHK São Paulo, both highlighted in their subsequent speeches the importance of the German-Brazilian cooperation - especially in the field of climate-friendly research and development.

On both days of the event, stakeholders from renowned institutions such as the Brazilian Energy Research Corporation, the Brazilian Society for Industrial Research and Innovation EMBRAPII, the National Service for Industrial Vocational Training SENAI and GTAI Germany Trade and Invest were involved in presentations and panel discussions. Also companies like thyssenkrupp, Siemens Energy, SENAI CIMATEC and AES were represented. The main consensus expressed throughout the conference was that the current changes in the energy sector should be used to create and intensify structures and investments for sustainable energy sources.

The recordings of the on-stage presentations have been live streamed and are here available: https://www.research-in-germany.org/energinno/program/research2industry-days.html