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1. FinCEAL+ Continuation
2. FinCEAL+ Impact Booklet
3. FinCEAL+ Africa and LAC at the BALEWARE conference

4. FinCEAL+ Network Mapping now available



Issue 1/2017


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


1. FinCEAL Plus continuation and upcoming activities
Our activities for 2017-2018 are in the pipeline. Funding calls will open again in March. More information will be published in the February Newsletter!

2. FinCEAL Plus Impact Booklet now published!
What did we accomplish in the last two years? Have a look at how our activities and grants have contributed to building collaboration between researchers in Finland and their peers in Africa, Asia and the LAC region. More information

3. FinCEAL+ Africa and LAC at the BALEWARE Conference, Tanzania 2016
In December, FinCEAL Plus wound up the year by co-organizing the BALEWARE conference on Bridging Africa, Latin America and Europe on Water and Renewable Energies Applications in Arusha, Tanzania. The event acted as a platform for launching research cooperation between the three regions in Water and Renewable Energy. 60 participants from different institutions and countries attended the two day event. Read more

4. 1st edition of the FinCEAL Plus network database now available
We've gathered together a list 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 database is a work in progress that will be periodically updated. Download from our website

5. Other Funding Opportunities  and Call for Papers

All regions

Call for session proposals: European Development Days, Brussels, 7-8 June
Deadline for session proposals is 17th February. More information

Call for Abstracts for speed talks: Pathways to Sustainability Transformation - Sustainability Science Day, Helsinki, 12th May
Abstract submission deadline is 1st March. More information

Call for Expression of Interest - Collaborative Doctoral Partnership
The European Union Joint Research Centre (JRC) is offering a new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme to higher education institutions to benefit from a strategic, win-win collaboration with the JRC. The call for expression of interests is open until 15th March. More information

Call for Papers 3rd International Conference on  Global Food Security 8-11th October
The event aims to deliver critical analysis and innovative science that address the challenge of global food security. Abstract submission deadline 5th May. More information

Africa -related

ERA-NET Cofund Pre-announcement
The ERA-NET Cofund LEAP-AGRI is preparing a two-stage call for proposal on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture. The Academy of Finland is a funding partner. More information.

Asia -related

ERICENA - European Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence in China

ERICENA will reinforce the leadership of Europe in research and innovation (R&I) by promoting European Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Interests in China and connecting and supporting European researchers and entrepreneurs in the Chinese market.
More Information soon


INCOBRA - A new project to increase international STI cooperation between Brazil and the EU

The overall objective of INCOBRA is to focus, increase and enhance Research & Innovation (R&I) Cooperation Activities between Brazil (BR) and European Union (EU) R&I actors, so that both regions get the best value out of mutual cooperation. More information

6. Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions

EUTI: Horisontti2020-kustannusasioiden perusteet (in Finnish only), Helsinki + webcast, 16 February
More information

2nd International Conference on Energy, Environment and Climate Change (ICEECC) 2017, 5-7 July, Mauritius
More information

International Renewable Energy Conference, 11-13 September, Mexico City
Event details

UN Climate Change Conference COP23, 6-17 November, Bonn, Germany
Event details


SIMA Paris International Agribusiness Show 26 February - 2 March, Paris Nord Villepinte, France
The opening day will bring together African ministers and African institutional partners to present their agricultural development strategy. A planned conference on 28th on 'Agricultural mechanization in Africa'. More Information

37th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 8-12 May, South Africa
The ISRSE will convene in Tshwane (Pretoria), under the theme, 'Earth Observation for Development and Adaptation to a Changing World'. More Information


ASEM Workshop on Diagnostics Technologies, 4 February,  New Delhi, India
Technologies for Diagnostics has been identified as one of the 20 areas for tangible cooperation under ASEM. In this context, the Ministry of External Affairs of India, in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry, has organized this ASEM Workshop. More Information

Nano Tech 2017, International Nanotechnology Exhibition & Conference, 15-17 February, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Nano Tech Japan is the world's largest and one of the most comprehensive events for nanotechnologies. A joint business matchmaking, which is shared by all co-located events and seminars, provides the opportunity for one-to-one business meetings with more than 1200 registered innovators and technology users and creates synergies between different fields. More Information


The Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) Conference, 15-17 June, 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

Brazilian Bioenergy Science and Technology Conference, 17-19 October, Campos do Jordao, Brazil
BBEST is an international conference on Bioenergy. Within the broad field of bioeconomy the 2017 edition of the BBEST will be covering topics related to how bioenergy emerges as a possible leverage for paving the global future, the novel synergy scenarios and the many opportunities ahead. More information

7. Publications and consultations

PRIMA Joint Programming Document
The Commission has presented a proposal for a 'Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area' to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. More information

An exploration of the future Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) and European Union (EU) cooperation in science, technology and innovation
A foresight exercise undertaken for the ALCUE Net Project. Read more

INDIGO Policy (EU-India) project articles on latest technology innovation and events
  • "Funding Frugal innovations" by Kaisa Granqvist (ZSI): Lessons on Design and Implementation of Public Funding Schemes for Frugal Innovations More information
  • "Indo-European cooperation within the framework of FP7" by Teresa de Oliveira (ZSI), Sean Angiolillo (NISTADS), Kasturi Mandal (CSIR), Parthasarathi Banerjee (Goa Institute of Management): When International Research Collaboration Contributes to the Sustainable development Goals. More information
INDIGO Policy publishes four policy briefs
The Four policy briefs outlining the latest developments in Indo-European cooperation.
More Information
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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