Consortium Research Projects

Consortium Research Projects are broad research and technological development projects conducted among several Latin American partners that form a consortium. Their objective is to obtain or improve a product, process or service that directly contributes to the development of the Latin American Region.
These projects are conceived as tasks of considerable size conducted primarily in partnerships between the public and private sectors, causing a massive mobilization of funds around precisely defined objectives, with the goal of making or improving products or procedures, and not forgetting the diffusion of scientific and technological knowledge.

Characteristics

• Besides the volume of funding mobilized, their greatest novelty, as compared to other actions of the program, is that these projects can fund not only the actions of cooperation between organizations (meetings, travel, broadcasting, etc.), but also cover for specific costs of research activities. That is, the provision of funding for the research itself is contemplated, and not just merely the coordination of actions.
• The duration of the projects must be less or equal to 4 years.

• The minimum number of participants per project is 6 partners from at least 4 different countries within CYTED.
• There is no limit to the maximum number of participants per project.

The Consortium should be led by a partner who will act as a leader or coordinator, and who will be the link between the CYTED Program and the Consortium.