Brazil in focus

On the 21st November, Karin Enström, Swedens Defence Minister was in Brazil  for meetings with her counterpart, Celso Amorim.

During her visit the Minister was joined by Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of Saab AB and Håkan Buskhe, CEO Saab AB.

The visit aimed to strengthen the ties that already exist by building on the 2009 bilateral agreements between Sweden and Brazil relating to Defence & Securtiy,

Additional meetings were held with the Minster of Science, Technology & Innovation and with representatives of the Congress.

CISB (Swedish-Brazilian Research & Innovation Centre), an initiative borne by Håkan Buskhe was noted as a shining example of Swedish-Brazilian Research and Innovation co-operation. Since its inauguration18 months ago, CISB has built an impressive portfolio of projects, fourteen of which having already received the necessary funding via a combination of Brazilian-Swedish Government and Industry backing.

“Altogether, the approved budget for the preliminary stages of these projects equates to $ 19.2 million BRL “says Bruno Rondani, CEO CISB

With a decision expected soon, high on the agenda was of course FX-2 and Gripen alongside other partnering opportunities with Brazilian industry across a wide range of programmes.