The Brazilian Agency for Industrial Research and Innovation (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial - EMBRAPII) is a Social Organization connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovations and Comunications (MCTIC) and to the Ministry of Education (MEC). Both federal Ministries share responsibility for its funding.
The non-refundable grants managed by EMBRAPII are invested in projects carried out by companies and research institutions, acknowledged for their excellence, technological focus and the ability to meet companies´ RD&I demands, called EMBRAPII Units and/or Poles. The non-refundable resources of the Agency cover up to 1/3 of the value of collaborative projects between companies and EMBRAPII Units and/or Poles.
The EMBRAPII resources work in a continuous flow, so companies can at any time go directly to the EMBRAPII Units and Poles, and negotiate and contract their projects with them.
All projects supported in the framework of the EMBRAPII System must include previously established investment shares from EMBRAPII Units and Poles and partner companies.