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1. FinCEAL+ Call for Event Grants

2. Call for Experts: Seminar focusing on STI Cooperation in Cleantech and Environment in Shanghai

3. Call for Experts: Joint information day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe organized in Brussels

4. Save-the-date: CLIC Innovation & FinCEAL+ Seminar: Re-Energizing International Cooperation - Renewable Energy Research with Third Countries, 19th November, Helsinki

5. Results from the FinCEAL Infobank competition III

6. Rolling Call for PhD Travel Grants focusing on the LAC region

7. Rolling Call for Project Preparatory Funding and useful H2020 links

8. Next Open Travel Grant Call launched mid-November

Issue 6/2015


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

1. FinCEAL+ Call for Event Grants
The purpose of the Event Grants is to support the organization of workshops, seminars or other types of events related to science, technology and/or innovation cooperation with the project regions (Africa, Asia and the LAC region) or both Europe and the project regions. The grant is open to research groups based in Finnish research institutions, actively engaged in cooperation or seeking to build new cooperation with research partners from Africa, Asia and/or the LAC region and Europe. Deadline for applications is 13th November. More information

2. Call for Experts: Seminar focusing on STI Cooperation in Cleantech and Environment in Shanghai, 4th November 2015.
FinCEAL Plus in cooperation with China – Finland Strategic ICT Alliance are organizing a bi-regional seminar focusing on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation in Cleantech and Environment in Shanghai, 4th November 2015. The seminar will be a part of Nordic Design and Innovation Week 2015 (NDIW2015) and aligned with the CleanConnect Congress held in Shanghai at the same time. FinCEAL is now gathering an expert delegation to participate in the seminar. Deadline for applications is 28th September. More information

3. Call for Experts: Joint information day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe organized in Brussels, 24 November 2015
Deadline for applications is 9th October. More information

4. CLIC Innovation & FinCEAL+ Seminar: Re-Energizing International Cooperation - Renewable Energy Research with Third Countries, 19th November 2015, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki
CLIC Innovation (Finnish Bioeconomy and Cleantech Cluster) and FinCEAL Plus are organizing a joint 1-day seminar on international cooperation in Renewable Energy research, focusing especially on research collaboration with Third Countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean region. Save the date - more information available soon!

5. Results from the FinCEAL Infobank competition III
Over 50 new projects were added to the Infobank during the 3rd edition of the Infobank competition. The database now hosts a total of 140 projects. Four registered projects (two Asia-related, one LAC-related and one Africa-related) were awarded a Travel Grant of 1500€ through a random selection process. Check out the results of the competition and also check out the database and register your own project!

6. FinCEAL+  Rolling Call for Travel Grants for PhD students focusing on the LAC region is open
For more information please check the Call Document and Application form.

7. Preparing a proposal for Horizon2020 with partners from Africa, Asia or the LAC region?
FinCEAL Plus offers Project Preparatory Funding on a rolling call basis to support applicants based in Finnish institutions who are in the process of preparing an application for collaborative research funding from European research funding schemes. More information on how to apply See also the Horizon2020 links and our online Horizon2020 training available on our website.

8. The next FinCEAL Plus Open Call for Travel Grants to be launched mid-November
More information will be published on the FinCEAL Plus web site and Newsletter. Stay tuned!

Horizon 2020 Financial Issues with the Commission's Experts / EUTI

Time: Thursday 08.10.2015
             Location: Eurooppasali (Malminkatu 16), Helsinki + webcast

An entire day full of Horizon 2020 financial issues! As a part of a Europe-wide Communication Campaign, two experts from the European Commission are coming to Helsinki to share their insights. More information and agenda

Impact Clinic for researchers of all fields

Time: Autumn 2015, every second week on Thursday
Location: Helsinki Think Company at Vuorikatu 5, Helsinki

Action Impact Clinic is targeted to the researchers of all fields. Join the clinic and get personal guidance on impact for Horizon 2020, Tekes and Strategic Research Council funding proposals. The clinic is open for all researchers of all organizations. The clinic is organized by the University of Helsinki Research Services with the support of Helsinki Innovation Services Ltd (HIS) and Helsinki Think Company. More information

Pop-up communication webinars by Future Earth

Time: multiple dates
Location: online

Future Earth is organizing a series of webinars covering topics such as working with the media, engaging with policy makers and how to Tweet about your research. The webinars are open to all and aimed at scientists and communicators working on environmental and global change research. You can register to participate or view the webinars later online. More information  

9. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL+ themes


TEKES Call for research funding applications “New knowledge and business from research ideas”. Apply by 11:59 pm on 29 September 2015

Upcoming Innovative Medicines Initiatives (IMI2) calls and info about future topics. Deadline for applications: 13 October 2015

ERC 2016 WP, upcoming ERC deadlines: Starting Grant, 17 Nov 2015; Consolidator Grant, 2 Feb 2016

Horizon Prizes: Challenge prizes of €500 000 to €3 million to whoever can most effectively meet a defined challenge.


Global Forum: Digitalization - Transforming Life & Business, 28 - 29 September 2015, Oulu, Finland

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020, 6 October 2015, Strasbourg, France

Brussels Sustainable Development Summit 2015, 19 - 20 October 2015

ICT 2015 "Innovate, Connect, Transform", 20 - 22 October, Lisbon, Portugal

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy, 27-29 October 2015, Brussels, Belgium

Smart Cities Project Development Day, 28 October, Brussels

The 3rd Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research, 5 - 6 November 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden

ERRIN Bioeconomy Networking Cocktail and Project Development Workshop, 26-27 November, Brussels

The 7th European Innovation Summit, 7 - 10 December 2015, Brussels, Belgium

4th international Climate Change Conference - Adaptation Futures 2016: Practices and Solutions, 10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam, Netherlands


Results from the first year of Horizon 2020

All signed Horizon 2020 projects published on the CORDIS website

European Regions Research and Innovation Network’s Partner Search

Research*eu - highlights from the most exciting EU-funded and development projects

10. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ Africa themes


Call for exhibitors; Science Forum - South Africa, 8-9 December, Pretoria, South Africa. Deadline 15 October 2015. 

Call for Abstracts. 35th International Geological Congress, 27 August - 4 September 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. Deadline 31 January 2016


SAIREC 2015: Re-energizing Africa, 4-7 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

CCDA-V: Africa, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: Prospects of Paris and beyond, 28-20 October, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

2015 Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics, 18-20 November 2015, Sandton, South Africa

SolarSPACES 2015, 13-16 October 2015, Cape Town, South Africa

African Economic Conference 2015: Addressing Poverty and Inequality in the Post 2015 Development Agenda, 2-4- November, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

SANORD Conference 2015: What is the role of Higher Education institutions and North - South collaboration in shaping the UN Development Agenda Post-2015?, 1-3 December 2015, Windhoek, Namibia

Africa Healthcare Summit 2016, 17-18 February 2016, London, UK

AITEC Southern Africa ICT Summit, 13-14 April 2016, Maputo, Mozambique

AIDS 2016: 21st International AIDS Conference, 17-22 July 2016, Durban, South Africa

Pov/Dev Conference 2916: Poverty's causes and Consequences in the Urban Developing World, 4-6 August 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland


Investing in European Success: EU-Africa cooperation in science, technology and innovation. European Commission, 2015 

Adapting to Climate Uncertainty in African Agriculture - Narratives and Knowledge politics. Stephen Whitfield, 2016

Beyond a Middle Income Africa: Transforming African Economies for Sustained growth with Rising Employment and Incomes, ReSAKSS, 2014 Annual Trends and Outlook Report

11. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ Asia themes


Academy of Finland: China and Taiwan, India, Japan - Researcher Mobility Funding, Deadline: 30 September 2015


EU-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Days, with focus on WATER FOR HEALTH, 15-16 October 2015 in Rome, Italy

International Conference on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (ICPB 2016), 24-26 January, Pattaya, Thailand

8th Asian Conference on Intelligent Information and Database Systems, 14-16 March 2016, Da Nang, Vietnam

IEEE International Conference on Data Mining and Adavanced Computing, 16-18 March 2016, Ernakulam, India

International Conference on Environmental and Occupational Health 2016, 11-13 April 2016, Putrajaya, Malesia

Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems International Conference, 9-13 May 2016, Singapore


4th ASEM University-Business Forum, 4 March 2015, Brussels, Belgium - Summary Report

ASEM Seminar on Cooperation in Science, Technology & Innovation for Sustainable Development, 21-22 April 2015, Beijing, China - Summary of Discussion

4th ASEM Sustainable Development Dialogue, 3-5 June 2015, Ben Tre, Vietnam - Summary Report

ASEM Seminar on Sustainable Management of Wasterwater and Sanitation, 26-27 June 2015, Singapore: Final Report


12. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FC+ LAC themes


EU-LAC Foundation's Open Call for Research Projects in Social Sciences and Humanities. Deadline for application: 30 September 2015

Call for Papers: Symposium 13.1. "Interregional Dialogue between Latin America and EU: Regional integration, social cohesion and sustainable development" at the 8th International CEISAL Conference 2016, 28 June - 1 July 2016, Salamanca, Spain. Deadline for paper proposals 30th October


CatBior 2015 3rd International Congress on Catalysis for Biorefineries, 28-30 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Alcue Net workshop: Latin American and Caribbean bioeconomy, 7-8 October 2015, Santiago de Chile.

ICT for a Brighter Future –  Present Solutions to Pressing Problems: Case LAC-EU, workshop organized by UEF and INAOE, 8-9 October 2015, Puebla, Mexico

BIO Latin America Conference on Life Sciences, 14-16 October 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Peru con Ciencia, National Week for Science, Technology and Innovation, 13-16 November 2015 in Lima, Peru

3rd Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries (CIAB), 4th Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, and 2nd International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials, 23 - 25 November 2015 in Concepción, Chile 

Joint info day on R&I opportunities in Latin America, Caribbean & Europe, Brussels, 24 November 2015. Registration deadline 15 November

ICEduTech 2015 International Conference on Educational Technologies 2015, 30 November-2 December 2015, Santa Catarina, Brazil.

LASA (The Latin American Studies Association) 2016 Congress, 27-30 May 2016, New York

8th International CEISAL Conference 2016 - Post-hegemonic Times: Society, Culture, and Politics in Latin America, 28 June-1 July 2016, Salamanca, Spain


La Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe, una alianza estratégica global para la sociedad del conocimiento (David G. Miranda)

Information about EU-CELAC Science, Technology & Innovation Cooperation is now available on FinCEAL+ webpage

See also list of publications related to EU-CELAC STI cooperation


Join the FinCEAL Plus Researcher's InfoBank! 

FinCEAL+ logoAre you a Finnish researcher carrying out your research on/in Africa, Asia or Latin America and the Caribbean? Register your project with the FinCEAL Plus InfoBank!

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For more  information, please contact the FinCEAL Plus Project Coordinators:

Johanna Turunen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Africa
UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: + 358 40 805 3519
Jarkko Mutanen
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus Asia
UniPID - University of Eastern Finland
Tel: +358 50 463 7775
Kajsa Ekroos
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Plus
Latin America and the Caribbean

UniPID - University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 50 448 6185
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