10th German-Brazilian Dialogue on Science, Research and Innovation

In person at FAPESP. Location: Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo, SP. Personal identification is required to access FAPESP.


The German-Brazilian Dialogues on Science, Research, and Innovation foster international collaboration and discussions of current pressing issues. This year, the Dialogue focuses on the important topic of sustainable energy transition. How can we accelerate the journey to net zero, given our present-day social and economic settings? At the Dialogue we share knowledge, best practices, lessons learned, and discuss challenges that have to be overcome. In addition to renowned German and Brazilian academic researchers, we will have the participation of business managers, as this urgent matter needs joint efforts to be solved. We invite you to join us in this debate, in-person or online.


May 16th - Morning:

May 16th - Afternoon:

May 17th - Morning:

May 17th - Afternoon:


May 16th, 2023 (Tuesday)

09h00 Opening Session

Marco Antonio Zago (FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation, President)
Martina Hackelberg (German Consul General in São Paulo)
Jochen Hellmann (DAAD Brazil/DWIH São Paulo, Director)
09h30 Introducing the 10th Dialogue
Euclides de Mesquita Neto (FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation / GRC - Global Research Council)
09h40 Keynote 1: Challenges of the Global Energy Transition and Opportunities for (new) Partnerships

Presenter: Michael Bucksteeg (University of Hagen)
Keynote Speaker: Veronika Grimm (FAU - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg/German Council of Economic Experts)
10h10 Q&A
10h20 Coffee-Break

How to Accelerate the Transition to a Carbon Emission Free Energy System?
Chair: Michael Bucksteeg

Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri (USP - University of São Paulo)
Samuel Mössner (University of Münster)
Roger Guilherme (Volkswagen do Brasil, Way to Zero Center)

11h40 Discussion
12h20 Break for Lunch
13h50 Energy Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development
Chair: Jacques Marcovitch (USP, University of São Paulo)

Philipp Riegebauer (Bable Smart Cities)
Roberto Schaeffer (UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, COPPE - The Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute for Graduate Studies and Research in Engineering)
Fernando Junior (Bosch, Powertrain Solutions Division)
Paulo Roberto Antunes de Souza Junior (Siemens Electric Mobility Business Unit)
14h55 Discussion
15h35 Coffee-Break
16h05 How to Alleviate Financial Burdens for Low-income Households and Energy Intensive Industry
Chair: Jacques Marcovitch (USP - University of São Paulo)

Vera Felbermayer (BASF South America, VP of Site Management, Operations and Digital Support)
Marcio Giannini Pereira (CEPEL - Electric Power Research Center)
Christian Oberst (IW - German Economic Institute)
16h50 Discussion
17h30 Concluding remarks and closing


May 17th, 2023 (Wednesday)

09h30 Announcements
Marcio Weichert / Daniela Theuer (DWIH São Paulo)
09h40 Keynote 2: Shifting Development Pathways: How to Enable Broader, Deeper, and Faster Climate Actions

Presenter: Euclides de Mesquita Neto (FAPESP / GRC - Global Research Council)
Keynote Speaker: Joana Portugal-Pereira (UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
10h10 Q&A
10h20 Policy and Market Requirements for a Resilient and Reliable Low-Carbon Energy System
Chair: Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri (USP - University of São Paulo)

Michael Bucksteeg (University of Hagen)
Ricardo Rüther (UFSC - Federal University of Santa Catarina)
Caio Klasing Pandolfi (Siemens Energy Brazil, Corporate Innovation)
11h10 Discussion
11h50 Break for Lunch
13h30 Shifting Supply Chain Dependencies Following the Energy Transition and the Role of Circular Economy
Chair: Veronika Grimm (FAU - Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg/ German Council of Economics Experts)

Arnaldo Cesar Walter (UNICAMP - State University of Campinas)
Vania G. Zuin Zeidler (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg / UFSCar - Federal University of São Carlos)
Gabriel Trevisan (Bosch, Global Experts Service Sustanable Disposal and Recycle Management)
14h20 Discussion
15h00 Coffee break
15h30 Education for Innovation and Sustainable Energy Consumption
Chair: Joana Portugal-Pereira (UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Witold-Roger Poganietz (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
José Roberto Cardoso (USP - University of São Paulo)
16h05 Discussion

Additional Special Session “Funding Programmes from Germany and FAPESP/Brazil for Research and R&D in University-Companies Cooperation

Representatives of funding agencies from Germany and Brazil
Christina Peters, DFG Latin America Office
Francine Camelim, DAAD Office
Jorge Tenório, Embrapii/USP
Andrea de Camargo, Alexander von Rumboldt Foundation
Alexandre Rocatto, FAPESP

17h00 Final Comments and Perspectives

Program (download PDF): click here

About the speakers and presentations abstracts (PDF in Portuguese): click here

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In person at FAPESP. Location: Rua Pio XI, 1500 – Alto da Lapa – São Paulo, SP

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