The JRC and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) have signed on 24/01/13, in Brasilia, in the context of the 6th EU-Brazil Summit, a Cooperation Arrangement to strengthen scientific and other cooperative activities. Energy, including bioenergy and smart grids, as well as information and communication technologies (ICT) are included among the priority areas.
The Arrangement foresees exchange of personnel and scientific information, reciprocal access to laboratories; shared use of scientific infrastructure and support of training and of joint research.
Against this background and in this framework, the JRC continued to structure its dialogue on smart grids with Brazilian counterparts. After a conference in Brazil, a Brazilian delegation was hosted at the JRC and visited key smart grid demonstration projects across Europe. Joint initiatives, follow up actions and deliverables have been discussed.
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