FinCEAL Plus Asia Targeted travel grants to ENRICH matchmaking and innovation tour to China, 13th-21st September 2018-The Call Extended Until 24 August!

FinCEAL Plus Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of 1-3 senior level experts from Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutions interested in attending the Matchmaking and Innovation Tour to China (Tianjin, Beijing and Chengdu) organized by ENRICH-European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, China 13-21 September 2018.


  • Matchmaking with key Chinese tech-based organisations

  • Visits to leading Chinese innovators and Soft Landing Zones

  • Introduction to business and research opportunities in Tianjin, Beijing and Chengdu

  • Free access to EU-China Business & Technology Cooperation Fair in Chengdu (one of the largest EU-China Platforms for Investments, Trade and Technological Cooperation)

  • Meeting with counterparts in China for the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020

  • First-hand information on Chinese Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) landscape and innovative activities in China

  • Contacts with high-level representatives from EU and Chinese government

  • Connecting with ENRICH – European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, China – to support your growth in China

    Registration and more information on the Tour.

Information on this Targeted Travel Grant Call

The call is directed to experts focusing on or interested in building further collaboration with partners in China. Please note that this call is only for senior level experts (with a strong academic background), of Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences and research centers, and residing in Finland only, and only for this particular event. Interested researchers should send a short description detailing their interest in the event and how it relates to their work and FinCEAL Plus Asia thematic areas. A CV or link to your profile should also be included.

FinCEAL+ Asia will award 1-3 Grants. The maximum individual grants are between 1500€-1600€ depending on the destination and departure city in Finland. The Grant can be used to cover travel, accommodation, and daily allowances. The deadline for sending the travel grant applications is extended until Thursday 24th of August.

Please note:The deadline for the registration to the Matchmaking tour is 2nd of September! All applications and related questions should be sent by email to Jarkko Mutanen, Jarkko. Mutanen[at]