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1. FinCEAL+ Network Mapping now available
2. FinCEAL+ Continuation
3.FinCEAL+ STI Crossroads Focus Asia workshop report




Issue 9/2016


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


1. 1st edition of the FinCEAL Plus network mapping now available
We've gathered together a listing of networks, institutions and agencies relevant for STI cooperation with Europe, Africa, Asia and the LAC region. If you are looking for information sources or potential partners in the regions, please have a look! The mapping is a work in progress that will be periodically updated. Download the mapping on our website

2. FinCEAL Plus continuation and upcoming activities
We are happy to announce that the Ministry of Education and Culture has awarded continuation funding to the FinCEAL Plus Project for 2017 - 2018. Our Travel Grants, Event Grants and Project Preparatory Funding will be available again in 2017. By researchers' request, we will also launch a new funding modality: Research Visit Grants to support short term research stays in Finland. Follow our communications in early 2017 for more information on upcoming calls!

3. UniPID-FinCEAL+ STI Crossroads Seminar: FinCEAL+ Focus Asia Workshop Report
The workshop featured speakers and case examples of their research cooperation between universities and industry and other stakeholders in several regions in Asia including India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Read more

UniPID and the FinCEAL+ Team wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season! See you in 2017!

4. News from FinCEAL+ Grantees

A winner in the 2015 FinCEAL Infobank Competition (Asia) was Roseanna Avento from the University of Eastern Finland and the grant awarded was used by project researcher Jannina Viljakainen to visit Nepal.  FinCEAL+ awarded a grant to the University of Eastern Finland to assist with the development of the research proposal with a mission to Nepal which was recently conducted in November 2016 where the activities on the proposal were fine-tuned and time-schedules finalised with the project team. Read more


5. Other Funding Opportunities

All regions
The Elsevier Foundation - TWAS Sustainability Visiting Expert Programme supports visits of distinguished scientists in sustainability to institutions in developing countries. Deadline March 2017. More Information

Terra Viva Grants Directory - Multiple grants for agriculture, energy, environment and natural resources. More information

Africa -related

The Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security honors and offers financial support to an outstanding research project for its potential impact on the availability, affordability, accessibility, or adequacy of food. More information

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

6. 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

Spring Forum for International Affairs, Vaasa, Finland, 9-10 May 2017
The focus this year is on regional, national and global co-operation. More information

University - Industry Interaction Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 June, 2017
More information about the conference

Futures of a Complex World, Turku, Finland, 12-13 June, 2017
More information


ANSOLE DAYS 2017: Solar Energy Materials and Applications, Hammamet, Tunisia, 5-8 May, 2017.
More information


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

7. Publications and consultations

Public stakeholder consultation on Horizon 2020
The European Commission has launched a public stakeholder consultation which will feed into the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020. This interim evaluation will help improve the functioning of Horizon 2020, and will also be an important element in preparations of a next EU research and innovation programme. More information

Roadmap for ASEAN-EU S&T Cooperation
Scientific cooperation is part of the partnership between the two regions since the 16th ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting in Nuremberg, Germany in 2007, scientific cooperation has also featured at the latest 20th EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in relation to issues such as water resources and environmental protection under the theme “Towards Strategic Partnership for Peace, Stability and Prosperity” (July 2014). More information

Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Surveillance in Southeast Asia (State of Play and Policy Note)
The aim of this report is to highlight AMR activities in ASEAN member states and to identify key players within each country, in order to facilitate the establishment of a coherent strategy for collaboration. In order to identify key areas, we have reached out to each member state and identified the key organisation(s) supporting the national action plan or activity and scientific experts in the field of AMR. More information: AMR Roundtable Policy Note and State of Play AMR Research Surveillance.
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

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