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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





Issue 6/2016


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


1. Few more days left to register for the UniPID/FinCEAL+ Seminar and H2020 Training: Deadline 20th October!
The event consists of a seminar with 2 key note presentations, 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. Abstract submission open for IAIA17: Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change - Apply by 31st October 
The 37th annual conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment, to be held in 4-7 April in Montréal, Canada, will also provide training courses and technical visits. More information and program

News from FinCEAL+ Grantees

FinCEAL Plus grantee Narasinha Shurpali from the University of Eastern Finland attended the EU-India STI Cooperation Days in Goa, India, 21-22 September 2016
Attending the EU-India STI Cooperation Days in Goa, India offered a great chance for networking with the scientists from India. Read the full story here


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

A new fundraising service for NGOs and social businesses working in the humanitarian and development sector covering over 170 countries in Africa, America, Asia Pacific and Europe. More information

Africa -related

Multiple calls for funding projects and research in Agriculture, Biodiversity, Environment, Climate Change etc. More Information from the PAEPARD Platform

Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions

Free Series of Webinars to explore the dimension of Context in Science/Research Informed Policy
Organized by Politics & Ideas and INASP, the webinars explore the six main dimensions from INASP's framework on understanding context and how to incorporate it concretely when using science to inform policy. To enquire/register to the webinars, send an e-mail to


Eigth EDCTP Forum, 6-9th November 2016, Lusaka, Zambia
The theme for the forum is 'Defeating poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence-informed policies'. 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

ELAN Network event: Health Foods - new technologies and business generation, 26-28 October, Santiago de Chile
The Healthy Food sector in Chile presents important development opportunities that will be discussed throughout the event with the purpose of seeking collaborations among national and European enterprises deriving in technology-based business opportunities. More information.  See also ELAN's Even Calendar

ELAN Network event: Building Business Opportunities - Matchmaking between European and Brazilian enterprises in Health, Renewable Energy and ICT, 7-9 November, São Paulo, Brazil
The event’s objective is to connect and help consolidate Technology based Business Opportunities between European and Brazilian SMEs. More information.  See also ELAN's Even Calendar 

The Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) Conference, 15-17 June 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
The 9th NOLAN Conference is hosted by the School of Global Studies at the Campus Linné, University of Gothenburg. The theme is 'Latin American Challenges in the 21st Century: Societies in Motion' (Desafíos latinoamericanos en el siglo XXI: Sociedades en movimiento). More information

Publications and consultations

Interested in Renewable Energy? Catch up on what's going on through the REN21 September Newsletter

The Poor People's Energy Outlook (PPEO) by Practical Action. The report draws on fresh insights from energy-poor communities in Bangladesh, Kenya and Togo.
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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