The European Commission and the Brazilian Government have stepped up their cooperation on research and development in information and communication technologies (ICTs). A €10 million coordinated call for proposals will allow researchers and industries in the EU and Brazil to exchange their R&D strengths in key technological areas such as Future Internet experimental facilities and security, microelectronics and micro-systems, networked monitoring and control, and e-Infrastructures. The EU and Brazil are each contributing €5 million, which will be used to fund five pairs of interlinked projects. The closing date for submission of proposals is 18 January 2011.