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13.07.2017 | Publication of NoPa’s 10 Secrets for Good Research Practice

We are proud to bring you our new publication: 10 Secrets for Good Research Practice - Oriented to Impact & Concrete Application.
Our 10 Secrets are a compilation of practical tips that have contributed very significantly to the success of our research projects in promoting innovation for sustainable development. Along with our Secretes, we suggest some tools that you can either use immediately or adapt to your research project.

The publication is available in English here.

Enjoy the ride and share as you like!

26.04.2017 | Workshop: Connecting Science and Practice – Adaptation of the NoPa Methodology

In April 2017 the NoPa program held the workshop "Connecting Science and Practice - Adaptation of the NoPa Methodology" in the premises of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasília.

The five-day workshop aimed to adapt the methodology, which has been developed and consolidated by NoPa, to the context of programs financed by the CNPq and other important actors fostering research in Brasil. The NoPa methodology combines tools and instruments that serve to facilitate contacts, to communicate and disseminate research projects and their results, and to monitor the use and impact of these results.

Each day of the workshop comprised the presentation of a NoPa instrument, and subsequent practical exercises based on the Capacity Works tools - a methodology used by the GIZ for the management of cooperation projects worldwide. In group discussions, the participants then adapted and applied the learnt tools to concrete cases within their programs.

Beside the employees of the CNPq,  representatives of important institutions promoting scientific research in Brasil (e.g. CAPES, IBAMA, ICMBio) and government managers in the field of research and innovation (e.g. ANEEL, MMA) were present.

The workshop was very productive and provided the participants with a solid understanding of the methodology, which enables them to apply it in their projects and calls.

Please see the event documentation below.

15.03.2017 | Workshop MCTIC in partnership with GIZ

On March 15th 2017, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC) hosted, with the support of the NoPa program, the workshop "Promoting Innovation through the Connection between Science and Practice: An Experience of the Brazilian-German Cooperation".

The event aimed at promoting the understanding of the German Technical Cooperation as an important partner for the promotion of innovation in Brasil and promoting new partnerships with potential partners of scientific cooperation. The program of the event included a series of presentations and a workshop with the intention to transfer to the participants the methodology which has been developed and consolidated during the six years of NoPa's implementation. In group discussions, the participants raised important challenges they had faced in different contexts of promoting innovation and practice-oriented research in Brasil, and identified possible adaptations for the application of the methodology in their projects.

The Secretary of Technological Development and Innovation from the Ministry MCTIC Alvaro Prata and the First Counselor of Sustainable Development from the German Embassy Kordula Mehlhart, representatives of important research funding institutions  in Brasil (e.g. CONFAP, CNPq, FAP-DF, FAPEG, CAPES) and government managers in the field of research and innovation (e.g. ANEEL, GDF, MDIC, Caixa Econômica Federal) were present.

The workshop was very productive e awakened great interest in all the people involved. More information about the event is available on the website of the MCTIC

The event documentation and presentations are available below.

17.02.2017 | New Video NoPa

The new video showing NoPa’s successes is online!

The Program NoPa New Partnerships - Innovation for Sustainable Development has been connecting science and practice since 2010, supporting research projects which increase the impacts of the Brazilian-German cooperation.
The NoPa Program developed and successfully applied a methodology, promoting the dialogue between science and practice, which already serves as a reference for cooperation projects and research funders in Brazil and around the world. We have already supported 15 research projects, which resulted in innovative solutions for sustainable development, developed in partnership between researchers and users in the public and private sectors.
From the perspective of NoPas success cases, this new video shows some reflections about our experience of joint learning together with our partners over the last six years.

You can watch the video here.

14.10.2016 | Research project web pages

Our research project web pages are online!

The web pages of the 5 ongoing NoPa research projects are now online! There you will find important information on our research projects and the project factsheets available for download. Each project factsheet will bring you research information that is at the same time accurate and easy to understand. They⤙ll give you a first insight into project challenges, approaches, intended impacts and first conclusions. The factsheets have been developed by researchers together with specialists from the Brazil-Germany technical cooperation and the NoPa team and will be regularly updated to provide new information on the development of the research projects.

You can visit our research project pages and download the factsheets here .

06.05.2016 | 02.05.2016 | NoPa Kickoff Meeting in Brasília

NoPa held its Kickoff Meeting on May 2nd 2016 in Brasília.

German and Brazilian scientists of the five NoPa projects in the theme areas Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency and Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests met to identify synergies and develop important tools they will use during research work to promote the concrete application of research results.
In addition to our researchers, NoPa gathered experts from the German-Brazilian technical cooperation, the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) and former NoPa scientists and practitioners. The event was conducted by NoPa's implementing partners CAPES, DAAD and GIZ.  
We would like to thank all participants for their presentations and interesting contributions. We are confident that, together, we've taken important steps towards scientific achievements that promote innovation for sustainable development. NoPa's Kickoff Documentation, project presentations and pictures are available for you to download.

12.11.2015 | Publication of the NoPa Case

The NoPa Case – Reflections and Achievements

We are very proud to present our new publication The NoPa Case which from now on is available for download.

The NoPa Case - Reflections and Achievements shows that the joint research efforts brought concrete results. The publication takes a closer look at new partnerships and their contribution to sustainable development. Therefore the NoPa Case summarizes shortly idea and methodology, analyses the program and displays six success stories. Both, the NoPa Toolbox, published in July 2014, and the NoPa Case document our experiences gained in the last five years which shall be used to create further partnerships for sustainable development. Have fun reading!

24.08.2015 | Publication of the chosen projects by CAPES

On August 20th the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) announced the projects, which have been selected within the NoPa II program.

The following table shows the projects, which try to foster innovations in the areas of conservation and sustainable management of tropical forests, and renewable energy and energy efficiency.

1. Agrarian and Environmental Law on the Ground: Elaboration of capacity building modules & manuals for conflict-struck regions in rural Amazonia g
Universidade Federal do Pará (José Heder Benatti) & Freie Uni. Berlin (Sérgio Costa)
2. Energy efficient retrofitting of buildings in Brazil
Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Lucila Chebel Labaki) & HafenCity Uni. Hamburg (Frank Wellershoff)
3. Forest ecosystem respiration - a key to sustainable land-use management (Eco Respira Amazon)
Embrapa Amazônia Ocidental (Celso Paulo de Azevedo) & Technische Uni. Bergakademie Freiberg (Jörg Matschullat)
4. SaWaMa: Innovative approaches for future sediment and water management in Brazil
Universidade Federal do Paraná (Tobias Bernward Bleninger) & Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ Uni. Koblenz (Stephan Tino Fuchs)
5. Optimization of short-term solar energy variability (OSTSEV)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Fernando Ramos Martins) & Leibnitz Uni. Hannover (Gunther Seckmeyer)

Link to the official publication by CAPES:
http://www.capes.gov.br/images/stories/download/editais/resultados/2082015-Edital-02-2015-PGCI-Resultado-parcial-1-Chamada.pdf

16.07.2015 | Concrete Results of the Brazilian-German New Partnerships

Our success stories from 2010 to 2015

In the last five years, the New Partnerships (NoPa) Program has supported successful initiatives that generated innovative, practical solutions. In the document attached below, you can find a selection of four projects shows concrete results in a variety of areas of the German-Brazilian Cooperation for Sustainable Development. These illustrate how results are being applied, translated into practice and developed further.

Between 2010 and 2015, fifteen research projects that combine a results-based focus with practical application were implemented under the NoPa Program: three in the theme area Protection and Sustainable Use of Tropical Forests and twelve in the theme area Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. New projects will be supported under NoPa's third call for projects published in early 2015.

So far, NoPa has promoted new partnerships between 46 Brazilian and German universities. Additionally, 55 partners from the public and private sector as well as the civil society have also engaged in the projects and contributed to the practical application of research results.

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08.04.2015 | Successful Matchmaking event held in Brasília

NoPa's Matchmaking event took place on March 16th - 20th in Brasilia and focused on the thematic areas of NoPa's call for projects: "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency" and "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests".

NoPa's Matchmaking event took place on March 16th - 20th in Brasilia and focused on the thematic areas of NoPa's call for projects: "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency" and "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests". The event gathered approximately 130 people from both Germany and Brazil, who had the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and forge new partnerships for sustainable development. Participants from universities, research institutions, the public and private sectors and civil society made the Matchmaking a very successful event not only for new NoPa projects but also for further bilateral cooperation between Germany and Brazil.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all speakers and participants for their contribution and interesting discussions. We hope you have enjoyed the event and the NoPa spirit!

Documentation, presentations and event pictures are available from the following link: http://www.nopa-brasil.net/en/event16.html.

12.02.2015 | NoPa call for German-Brazilian research projects started

From 2 February to 17 April (DAAD) and 30 April (CAPES) 2015 universities and their respective faculties or institutes can hand in joint project proposals in the thematic areas of "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency" and "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests" to apply for funding through DAAD and CAPES.

Universities and their respective faculties or institutes can apply for funding of joint German-Brazilian research in the fields of "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency" and "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests" until 17 April 2015 at DAAD and until 30 April at CAPES. Cooperation with public and private sector partners will guarantee innovative projects which are relevant to practitioners and contribute to Brazil's climate protection goals.

Further information is available from DAAD: https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/ausschreibungen/projekte/de/11342-foerderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57194624

Call at CAPES:
http://www.capes.gov.br/cooperacao-internacional/multinacional/programa-geral-de-cooperacao-internacional

12.02.2015 | Registration open for NoPa matchmaking event

In preparation of the next NoPa Call in the fields of "Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency" and "Protection and Sustainable Use of the Tropical Forests" a matchmaking event will be held in Brazil in March 2015. Registration is open.  

To start off the NoPa II program a matchmaking event will be held in Brazil in 2015. This will facilitate knowledge exchange and new partnerships between German and Brazilian universities and research facilities as well as public and private sector, funding institutions and "end users" of research results. The event brings together key actors from all stakeholder groups from both countries. It will take place in Brasília (Brazil) on 16-20 March 2015. German and Brazilian researchers can apply for funding of travel and accommodation expenses through DAAD.

12.11.2014 | NoPa II Rollout – GAT meeting kicks off cooperation between research and potential users of the results of research projects

NoPa II's Thematic Advisory Group (GAT) meets in Brasilia on December 2nd and 3rd to take the first step towards a German-Brazilian call for research projects.

To ensure that scientific research can meet the actual demands of society, the NoPa Program has developed a methodology to connect researchers and potential users of research results from the beginning of the innovation process. In this sense, the GAT gathers experts that represent potential users of research results - form both the private sector when the public - to define the topics and selection criteria for the call for research projects to be published in February 2015. Matching the actual demands of society for innovation to the criteria of the call for research projects makes research results significantly more likely to be applied in the political sphere or the private sector, contributing to the generation of innovation for sustainable development.The GAT meetings in the two theme areas - Protection and Sustainable Use of Tropical Forests and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency - will be held on December 2nd and 3rd at the Manhattan Plaza hotel in Brasilia.

12.09.2014 | NoPa II has started

The new program "Innovation for Sustainable Development - New Partnerships (NoPa)" started last August and will be implemented over the next three years.

As happened in the scope of the former NoPa program, NoPa partners DAAD, CAPES and GIZ will promote and fund demand-oriented research projects in the areas Sustainable Management and Protection of Natural Resources and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency to produce results that are likely to be applicable in both the private and public sectors. In that sense, Technical Cooperation and Academic Cooperation will join their complementary expertise and instruments:  
DAAD and CAPES will fund and provide research projects with academic supervision, while GIZ will provide for the interface with German-Brazilian programs of Technical Cooperation for sustainable development.

The NoPa team is looking forward to the next 3 years of productive cooperation!

23.07.2014 | Publication of The NoPa Toolbox

The NoPa Toolbox - New Partnerships For Innovation in Sustainable Development

We are proud to announce that the online version of the NoPa Toolbox is available for download.

The NoPa Toolbox is a compilation of the project's tools, learnings and best practices acquired since the beginning of implementation in 2010; and is intended not only to our partners in the academia, the government and the private sector, but also to players interested in knowing the methodology developed by NoPa and adapting it to their own context. Spread the word and enjoy!

07.02.2014 | i-NoPa Kick-Off Workshop in Brasília

Start of bilateral project cooperation in the fields of CSP and Biogas

On January 30th and 31st, the official Kick-Off event of the new i-NoPa research projects took place in Brasília, Brazil.

About 55 participants from Brazil and Germany attended the workshop concentrating on the recently selected projects in the fields of Biogas Technologies and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). The project partners came together to present the content of their envisaged research and to engage in intensive project planning supported by their respective Focal Point from GIZ. Several representatives from DKTI (German Climate Techonolgy Initiative), CAPES, DAAD and local ministries, such as the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Ministry of Cities, were present as well. In the evening of January 30th the participants gathered in the restaurant "Avenida Paulista" close to Brasília´s famous JK bridge for dinner.

15.01.2014 | i-NoPa Kick-Off Workshop 2014

Beginning of bilateral project cooperation under i-NoPa

On January 30th and 31st the Kick-Off event for the new research projects in the fields of CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) and Biogas will take place in Brasília (Brazil).

The i-NoPa Kick-Off Workshop in Brasília gives the i-NoPa project partners the opportunity to engage in intensive internal project planning in order to launch their research cooperation.

Each research group will present its project and planning to the other participants. There will also be a joint question & answer session with representatives of DAAD and CAPES and individual sessions of each project with the NoPa team. The research groups will receive additional support by their respective Focal Point from GIZ.

14.01.2014 | NoPa Final Conference in December 2013

Results & Lessons Learnt of NoPa's 1st funding phase

The NoPa final conference for the research projects funded under NoPa between 2010 and 2013 took place on December 3rd, 2013 in Brasília (Brazil). Various representatives of MCTI, DAAD, CAPES and the German Embassy in Brasília participated at the event, as well.

The conference was officially opened by Martin Eberts, head of the department for economy and global questions of the German Embassy in Brasília. The participants were also warmly welcomed by Luis Grochoki from CAPES and Ulrich Krammenschneider, director of GIZ in Brazil.

In the course of the day all NoPa research projects in the areas of Energy and Tropical Forests presented their research results and discussed lessons learnt from their bilateral project cooperation work with the other participants.

The conference was ended with a closure cocktail and traditional brazilian live music.

20.11.2013 | i-NoPa Research Cooperation Projects

Selection of Research Projects in the Areas of CSP and Biogas

The research cooperation projects in the two thematic areas of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Biogas Technologies, which will be funded under the i-NoPa program, have finally been selected.

Please find more general information on i-NoPa and a list of the selected projects for CSP and Biogas and the respective project partners in the two factsheets below.
The new bilateral research projects will be launched in the end of January 2014.  

21.10.2013 | NoPa Final Conference in December 2013

Results & Lessons Learnt of NoPa's 1st funding phase

The NoPa final conference for the research projects funded under NoPa between 2010 and 2013 will take place on December 3rd, 2013 in Brasília (Brazil).  

The final conference in December 2013 will bring together the research teams involved from universities, research institutions and companies, but also other interested researchers and decision-makers fom the public and productive sectors and civil society. The research teams will present their project results and discuss lessons learnt and recommendations for future NoPa project funding with the public.

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01.10.2013 | Documentation of the Matchmaking Events in Bonn and Rio de Janeiro

The documentation, event pictures and presentations of the Matchmaking Events in Bonn, Germany, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, are available from now on via the link http://www.nopa-brasil.net/en/past_events.html

From 19th to 22nd August and from 2nd to 5th September Matchmaking Events with an emphasis on the fields of Biogas technologies and Concentrated Solarpower (CSP) took place in the cities of Bonn and Rio de Janeiro. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all speakers and participants for their contributions and interesting discussions. We hope that you have good memories of the two events just as we do and that we provided you with the opportunity to establish lots of new contacts for future project cooperations!

23.08.2013 | First Matchmaking Event held in Bonn

Matchmaking in Bonn

About 80 participants from Germany and Brazil attended from August 20th until August 23rd the first Matchmaking Event focussing on biogas technologies and concentrated solar power (CSP).

All presentations and photos of the event will be available soon in this website.

Following the sequence, the Second Matchmaking will be held in Rio de Janeiro from September 2nd to September 5th. To participate, please sign in as soon as possible at the page below: http://www.nopa-brasil.net/pt/event3.html

24.07.2013 | Calls for project proposals in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Biogas started

Beginning on 1st of august 2013, universities or their respective faculties and institutes can apply for funding of research in the field of "Concentrated Solar Power" (CSP) and in the field of Biogás at DAAD and CAPES.

Between 1st of august and 30th of setember 2013, universities or their respective faculties and institutes can apply for funding of research in the field of "Concentrated Solar Power" (CSP) and in the field of Biogás at DAAD and CAPES.
German and Brazilian Scientists are expected to research jointly on the given thematic areas and to achieve concrete results that are relevant to the national and global goals on climate protection.  

Further information you can find at DAAD: https://www.daad.de/entwicklung/hochschulen/zusammenarbeit/17068.de.html[exurl\]  

Calls
project database at DAAD: https://www.daad.de/hochschulen/kooperation/20285.de.html[exurl\]  
at CAPES: http://www.capes.gov.br/cooperacao-internacional/alemanha/i-nopa[exurl\]  

23.07.2013 | Inscription open for CSP and Biogas Matchmakingevents 2013 in Bonn, Germany and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

In preparation of the next NoPa Calls on CSP and Biogas two research-policy-practice matchmaking events will be held. Inscriptions started!

In preparation of the next NoPa Calls on CSP and Biogas two research-policy-practice matchmaking events will be held. The events  will facilitate new research partnerships among researchers from Brazil and Germany, as well as companies, research funders and "end users" of research results in the public or productive sector and civil society. The first matchmaking event will be held in Bonn, Germany, in August 2013; and the second one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2013.  German and Brazilian scientists can apply for funding of travel and accommodation expenses through DAAD for participation at the event.

10.07.2013 | Start of new program i-NoPa: German-Brazilian Academic Cooperation and Research on CSP and Biogas

i-NoPa started

DAAD, CAPES and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are pleased to introduce i-NoPa (New Integrated Partnerships)

DAAD, CAPES and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are pleased to introduce i-NoPa (New Integrated Partnerships), a program to promote research and innovation in the fields of Concentrated Solar Power (SCP) and Biogas.  The program embraces the approach of the German Climate and Technology Initiative (Deutsche Klimatechnologieinitiative - DKTI) in transferring technology and expertise to develop markets alongside with research on CSP and Biogas. By combining the competencies and instruments of the Technical Cooperation (TC) and Academic Cooperation (AC), i-NoPa aims to promote innovative, demand-oriented research and strengthen new partnerships.


 
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