About CONNECT

What is CONNECT?

CONNECT promotes the exchange of new entrepreneurs between the Federative Republic of Brazil and Europe. It aims to support promising entrepreneurs and SMEs to grow and develop their international outlook and competitiveness, promoting an exchange of experience between Brazil and CIP participating countries and enhancing entrepreneurship overall.

How?

CONNECT will select 50 highly motivated European new entrepreneurs to enroll in a business mobility scheme in Brazil. It will offer them the unique opportunity to collaborate and exchange knowledge with an experienced and successful host entrepreneur in Brazil, for a period of generally 3 months (minimum: 1 month; maximum: 3 months). The stay is partly financed by the European Commission.




CONNECT is financed by the European Commission and operates across CIP Participating Countries and the Federative Republic of Brazil. The activities are coordinated at European level by EBN - European Business and Innovation Centre Network.

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First and second wave candidates have been selected and matched with a host entrepreneur in Brazil. The exchanges are underway with great success.

Applications are now closed for the third wave competition. Thank you to all entrepreneurs from Europe who have applied! All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection process.

Third wave key dates:
Deadline for submitting applications: 22 March 2015
Notification of results: by 10 April 2015
Travelling period: April - June 2015 (min: 1 month; max: 3 months)

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