FinCEAL Plus Asia is preparing for the Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Metabolic Diseases – “How to Win the War on Diabetes?” in Singapore, on 28 November 2018

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus and the Embassy of Finland in Singapore are organizing a high-level research seminar focusing on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation (STI) in personalized health and metabolic diseases, in Singapore, 28 November 2018 on the occasion of the visit of Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, to Singapore.

The seminar is supported by Team Finland, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture, Embassy of Finland in Singapore as well as other relevant entities from Singapore and Finland.

The seminar invites experts on Personalized Health, and related areas from academia and industry, as well as Government representatives and other stakeholders from Singapore and Finland to present and discuss about key Personalized Health and metabolic diseases related research aspects. The seminar aims to provide a platform for developing concrete joint innovation and research cooperation initiatives.

The objectives of the Seminar are to:

• Provide a space for different stakeholders to share their expertise and experiences related to key topics;
• Discover untapped opportunities for cooperation and establish new partnerships in Science, Technology and Innovation between the two regions;
• Identify and highlight current successful practices for mutual learning;
• Strengthen the participation of the private sector from both regions in STI partnerships; as well as
• Identify new joint research and business opportunities and incentivize long term win-win commercial relations and formation of concrete new projects.