ASEAN-Finland Research Seminar Webcasting,            25 September 2018 at 9:00 AM [UTC+3]

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus, University of Helsinki and the Embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Royal Thai Embassy in Finland and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Finland are organizing a high-level ASEAN-Finland Research seminar focused on Science, Technology and Innovation, and research cooperation between Finland and ASEAN countries at the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Finland. The seminar will be live-streamed to the Internet.

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FinCEAL+ Final Seminar: Research and Innovation Cooperation with Africa, Asia and LAC - Future Prospects for Science and Policy, 11 October 2018

The FinCEAL Initiative1, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, started in 2013 as a means to support internationalization of Finnish research and innovation. The focus has especially been on building cooperation with Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean regions, and enhancing Finnish involvement in the Science, Technology and Innovation policy dialogues that occur with the regions at the European level. To address these aims, the initiative has implemented various activities, such as: issuing small-scale grants for building partnerships in the regions, building networks and disseminating information through events and communication efforts as well as engaging in the actual policy processes.

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FinCEAL+ Final Seminar: Research and Innovation Cooperation with Africa, Asia and LAC  - Future Prospects for Science and Policy, 11 October, 2018

The FinCEAL Initiative, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, started in 2013 as a means to support internationalization of Finnish research and innovation. The focus has especially been on building cooperation with Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, and enhancing Finnish involvement in the Science, Technology and Innovation policy dialogues that occur with the regions at the European level. To address these aims, the initiative has implemented various activities, such as: issuing small-scale grants for building partnerships in the regions, building networks and disseminating information through events and communication efforts as well as engaging in the actual policy processes. In the past five years, the EU bi-regional policy dialogues, the national policies and funding landscape have undergone substantial changes, impacting the Finnish research community. FinCEAL has also gained unique insight on the terrain in which Finnish higher education institutions and research centers operate when engaging with their counterparts in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean. Present knowledge shows the current cooperation priorities and policies regarding each of the focus regions and sub-regions differ substantially, and present unique challenges and opportunities for future engagement.

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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.

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Call for experts: Bioeconomy-led development - Opportunities through Nordic-Southern Cone countries cooperation, Buenos Aires, 18-19 October

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus together with CIECTI, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and Lund University, are organizing a high-level research and innovation seminar on bioeconomy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-19 October 2018. The seminar aims to strengthen research and innovation cooperation between Nordic and Southern Cone countries by offering a forum for knowledge sharing, networking and developing new project ideas.

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FinCEAL+ delegation’s experiences at the United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, 5-6th June, New York

The 3rd United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum took place in New York from 5th to 6th June. The Global Solutions Summit 2018 and the Global Sustainable Technology & Conference series (G-Stic) were held on the 4th and 7th June, respectively, alongside the main STI Forum. FinCEAL+ took part with a delegation of four experts from University of Tampere and University of Lapland.

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FinCEAL Plus Asia online Questionnaire on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Finland and Southeast Asian countries

FinCEAL Plus Asia has published an online Questionnaire on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Finland and Southeast Asian countries The objective of this anonymous questionnaire is to gather information on the perspectives of scientists working in Finnish institutions on the current status, future opportunities and barriers regarding cooperation in Science (Research), Technology and/or Innovation (STI) with Southeast Asian countries. The information gathered via the questionnaire will be used in the formulation of the "Finnish STI cooperation with Southeast Asia" Policy Brief developed by FinCEAL+ and University of Helsinki in 2018.

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FinCEAL Plus ASIA Targeted Travel Grants for H2020 Info Day on SC2 2019 calls on Sustainable Food Security, Blue Growth and Rural Renaissance, and BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event, 25-26 June, Brussels

FinCEAL Plus Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of experts from Finnish universities or research institutions interested in attending the Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) calls for proposals of 2019, and BioHorizon SC2 and KET-B Brokerage Event 25-26 June, in Brussels, Belgium.

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Finnish-Brazilian higher education and research collaboration strenghtened at FAUBAI 2018 conference

FinCEAL Plus LAC again organized and supported a Finnish delegation to attend FAUBAI 2018. FAUBAI is a yearly conference organized by the Brazilian Association for International Education, and it is considered to be the most important event on internationalization of higher education in South America.

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