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.


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: 6 months). The stay will be 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.

First wave candidates have been selected and matched with a host entrepreneur in Brazil.
The second wave competition is now open!
Deadline for submitting applications: 7 December 2014
Selection and matching: December 2014 - January 2015
Travelling period: February - June 2015 (minimum: 1 month)

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