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1. UniPID-FinCEAL Seminar
2. FinCEAL+ Event Grant Call for Asia and LAC
3. FinCEAL+ LAC Pilot Call for Research Visits
4. Infobank Competition 2016

5. Prep Seminar: III EU-CELAC Academic Summit
6. Singapore-Finland Research Seminar






Issue 6/2016


Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC region


1. Registration Open Now!
UniPID/FinCEAL+ Seminar: Science, Technology and Innovation Crossroads - Global Lessons from Cooperation among Academia, Private, and Third Sectors & Horizon 2020 Training, 27th - 28th October 2016
The event consists of a seminar with a key note, case examples and parallel workshops that examine different aspects of cross-sectoral cooperation; as well as a f
ull day training on Horizon2020 with specific focus on cooperation with Third Country partners. More information and registration

2. FinCEAL+ Event Grant Call for Asia and the LAC region open! - Apply by 27th October
FinCEAL+ has launched an additional Call for Event Grants with the purpose of supporting the organization of workshops, seminars, conferences or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation cooperation with Asia or the LAC region and Europe More information

3. New! FinCEAL+ LAC Pilot Call for Research Visits from the LAC region to Finland - Apply by 25th October
The purpose of the Research Visit Grants is to support short-term research stays in Finland and thus promote science, technology and/or innovation cooperation between Finland and the LAC region. More information

4. FinCEAL INFOBANK competition 2016 is open until 30th September
Interested in showcasing your research in the FinCEAL INFOBANK and getting a chance to win a 1500€ travel grant? You can still register your project! The deadline for the competition is extended to 30th of September.
Click here to register a project to the Infobank and More information on the Infobank competition

5. Preparatory Seminar for the III EU-CELAC Academic Summit in Stockholm, 6th – 7th October
The seminar, supported by FinCEAL+, is a platform for networking and discussion for academics, university and research center representatives from Europe and LAC.  More information

6. FinCEAL Plus is preparing for the Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Smart Innovations for Health and Education in Singapore, 18th October
The seminar invites experts on Health Technologies and ICT in Education and related areas from industry and academia, as well as government representatives and other stakeholders from Singapore and Finland to present and discuss about key topics in the field. Stay tuned for the seminar updates


ERRIN 15 - Energy Brokerage Event
The Project Development Workshop on the 2017 Horizon 2020 Energy call topics will take place in Brussels on October 25 2016, Sachsen-Anhalt Brussels office,  Boulevard Saint Michel 80, Brussels. Deadline for submission of Interest is the 28 September 2016

Call for Papers: EADI NORDIC 2017 Conference - Globalisation at the Crossroads – Rethinking Inequalities and Boundaries, 21-23 August, 2017
Researchers on development issues are invited to present papers for the EADI NORDIC 2017 Conference under the Working Group sessions or the Ad hoc Panels. Abstract submission deadline is 16 January 2017. More information

Call for Working Groups: Development Days 2017 - Authoritarianism and Development, 16-17 February, 2017
Deadline for WG proposals is 15th October. More information


South Africa Innovation Summit 2016 - FinCEAL+ Finnish Delegation
FinCEAL+ organized a team of innovators from Finnish institutions to present their projects at the event last week. Find the programme & speakers here, and our own side stream info here.

News from FinCEAL+ Grantees

FinCEAL+ LAC grantee Anna Stammler-Gossman, a Senior Researcher from University of Lapland, attended the "International Workshop on Circumpolar Sociocultural Issues" in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, Argentina, in April 2016. The workshop was dedicated to comparative circumpolarity as a territorial and socio-cultural phenomenon. Polar researchers from Finland, Iceland, Canada, Russia and UK had a great opportunity to meet their Argentinian colleagues to discuss circumpolar themes in their bi-polar societal dimension. Read more


Other Funding Opportunities

All regions

The Helsinki Challenge, science-based idea competition is open again!

Registration closes on 31 October and the final competition proposal must be submitted by 15 November. More information

Securing Water for Food - Call for Innovations Competition
Do you have a technology or innovation that enables production of food with less water? Deadline 10th October.  Apply

EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017
The EC will award up to three EU Prize for Women Innovators and one Rising Innovator Award following a European-wide contest. The deadline is 3 November. More information

EC updates on H2020 work programmes
Read more about the priorities and funding opportunities coming in 2017 here. More information

Africa -related

Young Talents from Africa prize for researchers. VW Stiftung. Deadline: 25 November 2016.  More information

Webinar: IP in EU-funded Projects/Horizon 2020, 5th October

Time: 10.30-11.45 am (Central European Time, UTC + 1)
Host: European IPR Helpdesk.
This webinar aims to give you a basic understanding of how to properly deal with intelectual property issues and learn about common pitfalls and IP challenges in  EU-funded research and innovation initiatives (FP7/Horizon 2020). More information and registration

Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions

International Conference on Research Infrastructures, 3-5th October, Cape Town, South Africa
The overall objective of ICRI 2016 is to explore the move towards a reinforced cooperation on globally-relevant Research Infrastructures and to discuss concrete steps in this direction. Register

UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - Habitat III, 17-20 October, Quito, Ecuador
Habitat III is the first United Nations global summit after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.  More information


Pan-African Agribusiness Incubators Conference - Turning science into business: Inclusive agribusiness incubation for vibrant economies 4-6th October, Accra, Ghana. Still a few days left to register!

Chatham House: A Sustainable Food Future 2016, 5-6th December, Royal Society of Arts, London
The annual food conference will address the specific challenges that need to be overcome to improve sustainability, food security, carbon reductions in the food system and the role of policy, industry and civil society in achieving these goals. More information


Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Asia, 1-3 February 2017, New Delhi, India
The symposium will focus on strengthening sustainable development and adaptation capabilities and will showcase experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in Asia. More Information

5th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue:Water Nexus Agenda for the Third ASEM Decade in Ruse, Bulgaria, 20-22nd October
Under the motto “Destined to connect: 20 Years of Asia-Europe Meeting” the 5th Seminar in Ruse, Bulgaria, is organized as one of the events marking the 20th anniversary of ASEM in 2016. More Information


Seminario: Miradas del Norte y del Sur sobre la crisis europea y global, 5-6 October, Madrid
El Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia organiza un seminario hispano-finlandés que analiza las diferencias y coincidencias en las perspectivas norte-sur respecto a las diversas crisis que se producen en Europa y en Latinoamérica. Parcialmente financiado por FinCEAL+ LAC. Más información

Preparatory Seminar of the III EU-CELAC Academic Summit, 6–7 October, Stockholm
The aims of the Preparatory Seminar is to advance in the implementation of the Euro-Latin American and Caribbean Common Area for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. More information


Publications and consultations

EC Consultation on Cloud Computing Research Innovation Challenges for Horizon2020 WP 2018-2020

EU-Africa Partnership News - Inside the EU Africa Partnerhsip newsletter n. 26.

Publication of Good Practices in Sustianable University Campuses (ACP-EU Co-Operation Programmes)

ASIA-EUROPE MEETING (ASEM) IN THE AGE OF CONNECTIVITY - To commemorate the 20th anniversary of ASEM, the European Union Centre in Singapore with the support of the Mongolian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared this booklet. The booklet gives an analytical account of ASEM's history and background, assesses ASEM's developments and achievements since the inaugural summit, and provides some thoughts on the future of ASEM.
Contact us
Eva Kagiri
FinCEAL+ Africa
UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: + 358 40 805 4716
Jarkko Mutanen
FinCEAL+ Asia
UniPID - University of Eastern Finland
Tel: +358 50 463 7775
Kajsa Ekroos
FinCEAL+ Latin America and the Caribbean
UniPID - University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 50 448 6185

Alex Cisneros
FinCEAL+ Project Assistant

UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: +358 40 8053439

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