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1. FinCEAL+ Rolling Call for Grants
2. Targeted Travel Grants for EU-LAC Sustainable urbanization workshop

3. FinCEAL+ team's summer vacations
4. LEAP-Agri Call for Proposals

5. Other Funding Opportunities  and Call for Papers
6. Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions
7. Publications and consultations

Issue 5/2017


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


1. FinCEAL Plus Rolling Call for Grants under the new Partnership Support Instrument
Through this Call, researchers can apply anytime for any of the following: Travel Grants, Event Grants, Project Preparatory Grants and also the new Research Visit Grants. The planned activity must be related to cooperation with African, Asian or LAC partners, in any of the FinCEAL+ regional thematic areas. Read more here.

2. FinCEAL Plus LAC Targeted Travel Grants for EU-LAC workshop on Sustainable urbanization, June 29-30 in Lisbon
FinCEAL Plus LAC is offering 1-3 Targeted Travel Grants to attend this workshop that brings together experts and NCP's from Europe and the LAC region to identify opportunities in Horizon2020 and form consortia for upcoming calls. The workshop is organized by the ALCUE Net project. Apply now! More information

3. Grant applications during FinCEAL Plus team's summer vacations
FinCEAL Plus Partnership Support Instrument grant applications are not processed during July due to summer holidays. Researchers can still apply anytime, but all applications sent in July will be processed in August and decisions sent in September. Please note that confirmation emails won't be sent in July either. If the event you wish to attend is in September, we strongly recommend applying in June.

4. LEAP-Agri announces a joint call for research on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture
This call invites consortia composed of at least four research organisations and/or private and public practitioners from four of the LEAP-Agri partner countries to submit project proposals for research and innovation in food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). More information can be found here. If you're interested, be sure to also apply for a FinCEAL Plus Project Preparatory Grant!

5. Other Funding Opportunities  and Call for Papers

All regions

ESOF 9-14 July 2018: call for scientific session proposals prolonged until 23 June
The next EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held in Toulouse from 9 to 14 July 2018. The call for session proposals has been extended until 23 June. More information


Planet Earth Institute Science Unconference 20th July
PEI is organizing a science unconference on Big Ideas for Africa: Celebrating the continents Science and Technology pioneers. Plan a session and get involved


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 or contact Dr. Sara Medina, SPI-
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação,


CEBRABIC - New Centre for Europe-Brazil Business and Innovation Cooperation

CEBRABIC aims at enhancing the cooperation in research, technology and entrepreneurship between the EU member states and Brazil. CEBRABIC will be a Centre working on a network basis. Its headquarters and representation offices will be located in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. More information or contact Dr. Ronald Orth, (for Europe); Dr. Markus Will, (for Brazil)

6. Events relevant to the FC+ themes and regions

Event on Horizon 2020 for Universities of Applied Sciences (in Finnish), 6 June, Turku
Tilaisuus on tarkoitettu ammattikorkeakoulujen t&i-yksiköissä ja muun ulkopuolisen rahoituksen kanssa työskenteleville asiantuntijoille. Tapahtumaan voi osallistua myös etäyhteydellä. Lisätietoja

University - Industry Conference, 7-9 June, Dublin, Ireland
More information

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

Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017, 13-14 June, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
More information

Conference "Research & Innovation – shaping our future", 3 July, Brussels, Belgium
More information

EADI Nordic Conference, 20-23 August, Bergen, Norway
Registration is now open

International Renewable Energy Conference, 11-14 September, Mexico City
Event details

Social Innovation - Research and Policy of the Future: towards a comprehensive innovation policy, 24th-25th October, Brussels
More information

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

ICT Proposers' Day 2017, 9-10 November, Budapest, Hungary
This networking event centres on European ICT Research and Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20. More information 

Horizon2020 SC2 Infoweek including high-level policy events, 14-17 November, Brussels, Belgium
Info Week on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The usual SC2 Info Day on the new SC2 Work Programme for 2018-2020 and a related brokerage day will be complemented by two high level dissemination and policy events and a bioeconomy village highlighting SC2 projects and initiatives. More information


South Africa Innovation Summit, 6-8 September, Cape Town
The SA Innovation Summit is a platform for nurturing, developing and showcasing South African innovation. The Summit offers numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs, innovators, thought-leaders, policymakers, inventors and investors to drive innovation in South Africa and inspire sustained economic growth. More information

Africa-EU Summit, 28-29 November, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
The central theme for the Summit will be 'Youth', which has become a key priority for Europe as well as Africa, in a context of African demographic trends creating major challenges for young people in terms of migration, security and employment. More information


IEEE 19th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom), 12-15 October, Dalian, China
IEEE Healthcom 2017 aims at bringing together interested parties from around the world working in the healthcare field to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging solutions, and develop collaborations. More information

IEEE 9th International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Communication and Control, Environment, and Management (HNICEM), 1-3 December, Manila, Philippines
The Conference is one of the premier international technical conferences of the Asia Pacific Region and has been held since 2003 and provides an important forum for researchers and engineers from industry, and professors and graduate students from the academia to network and to discuss new ideas and development in emerging areas of electrical and electronic engineering, computers science and related topics.
The theme for this year, “Disaster Readiness through Humanitarian Technology”, addresses the generation and application of innovative engineering and technology to improve the standard of living and way of life of underserved.  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

UrbanTec Brasil – Smart Solutions for Better Cities Conference, 27-29 September, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“UrbanTec Brasil – Smart Solutions for Better Cities” is an international, practice oriented conference about the best planning strategies, management and funding models for smart, sustainable urban development. 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

EU-CELAC Summit, 26-27 October, San Salvador, El Salvador
33 states - forming the Community of Latin America and Caribbean - meet the EU-28 at the level of Heads of State or government. They discuss issues such as trade and development and common challenges such as fight against crime and climate change.


7. Publications and consultations

Policy Brief as Guiding Document for Research and Technology Organisations to Engage in the Process of Internationalisation
Internationalisation enables Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) to access new knowledge and high level partners. This report builds both on insights from the academic literature and practical experiences of RTOs. The main empirical input for report stems from a joint workshop organised by the JRC and EARTO on 21 June 2016.  More information

New global report on food crisis offers benchmark for action needed to avoid future disasters 
Despite international efforts to address food insecurity, around 108 million people in the world were severely food insecure in 2016, a dramatic increase compared with 80 million in 2015, according to a new global report on food crises released in Brussels on 31 March 2017. Read more

Report: The contribution of science in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
This report brings together the results of two conferences on the advancement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The conferences were organized in cooperation with partners from science, government, the United Nations and civil society. Read more


Developing a future EU-Africa Research & Innovation Partnership on climate change and energy
In view of the Africa-EU Summit 2017, the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation is focusing its work on developing a R&I Partnership in a second priority area: climate change and sustainable energy. More information


SEA-EU-NET - Final Report Published
Southeast Asia and Europe have established a strong partnership in S&T for years. The FP7 funded SEA-EU-NET project has been working since 2008 to expand scientific collaboration between Europe and Southeast Asia (SEA) in a more strategic and coherent manner. The Project was funded in two phases (2008-2012 and 2012-2017) and came to an end in April 2017. This report summarises the main activities and results of the projects. More information

Policy Brief: Technology transfer between the EU and India, Challenges and Opportunities
This analytical report reviews the concept of technology transfer from a theoretical perspective adn various approaches within different disciplines. It also itends to gauge the perceptions of diverse stakeholders on the current challenges and opportunities associated to the process of technology transfer between India and the European Union. This study concludes that technology transfer between India and the EU is already occurring through different channels and it could be further enhanced by an adequate policy framework between both regions.  More information


National Contact Point Network in the LAC region
Looking for Horizon2020 funding with partners from Latin America or the Caribbean? The NCPs in the region can provide valuable information and guidance for LAC applicants. Read more
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

Ville Tikka
Project Researcher

UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: +358 40 805 4179

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