In July 2018 the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts (StMWK), represented by the Bavarian University Centre for Latin America (BAYLAT) and FAPESP have opened a call for common workshops between Bavarian researchers and researchers of the Brazilian State of São Paulo. The call for proposals was open to researchers in all fields.

The organizations have now announced that the common proposal of TUM Campus Straubing and UNESP titled „Global Bioeconomy Alliance – Cooperation Opportunities between Brazil and Germany“ has been selected for funding. The first workshop will take place in October 2019 in São Paulo, the second workshop one year later in Straubing.

The workshops will also be open for participants not being affiliated to TUM and UNESP. Further information on conditions for participation will follow soon.