FinCEAL+ Policy Reports on Finnish STI Collaboration with Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean

In 2018, the FinCEAL Plus coordinators carried out 3 independent studies of the STI collaboration landscape, focusing on the policy ecosystem in which Finland collaborates with Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia region on STI. The outcomes of these studies as well as the experiences and lessons learned during 6 years of the FinCEAL project are collated into three comprehensive region-specific policy reports. These reports synthesize findings and conclusions derived from extensive empirical enquiry carried out within the Finnish STI community.

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FinCEAL Plus Asia  Singapore-Finland Research Seminar on Metabolic Diseases -

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus, the Embassy of Finland in Singapore and the National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine organized 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 Ms. Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health, to Singapore and with the Guest of Honor Mr. Gan Kim Yong, the Minister for Health of Singapore attending the seminar. The seminar was 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.

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Cooperation on bioeconomy discussed among Nordic and Southern Cone experts in a FinCEAL+ seminar held in Argentina

UniPID/FinCEAL+ LAC co-organized a Nordic-Southern Cone seminar on bioeconomy in mid-October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two-day event was a collaboration between FinCEAL+, the Interdisciplinary Center for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation (CIECTI, Argentina), Lund University (Sweden), Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), supported by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), the Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL), the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and the Ministry of Agroindustry of Argentina. The event was divided into six plenary sessions in which prominent bioeconomy experts from Finland, Argentina, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Brazil, Uruguay and Chile discussed about a variety of topics related to bioeconomy and development.

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UniPID/FinCEAL+ panel at CILAC 2018 on cooperation between academia and local actors in projects promoting sustainable cities and communities

UniPID/FinCEAL+ LAC joined forces with experts from Aalto LAB Mexico/Aalto University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies/University of Helsinki, Perpendicular (Guatemala) and Design Your Action (Mexico) in a dialogue session at Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (CILAC 2018), organized by UNESCO. The panel discussion focused on the importance of promoting cooperation between academia and local actors in the implementation of projects that help urban and rural communities to solve some of their most urgent problems, either within the community itself, or by forming strategic alliances with other actors.

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FinCEAL Plus Policy Briefs: Perspectives on Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Collaboration with Africa, LAC and Southeast Asia

Perspectives on Finnish Bi-Regional Research and STI Collaboration FinCEAL ,an initiative of the UniPID network, commenced operation in 2013 with the following two main objectives: 1) Build Finnish cooperation with Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean; and 2) Enhance Finnish involvement in the science, technology and innovation policy dialogues with the regions and Europe.

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UniPID and FinCEAL Research and Innovation Cooperation with Africa, Asia and LAC regions –

UniPID and FinCEAL Plus organized the “Research and Innovation Cooperation with Africa, Asia and LAC regions – Future Prospects for Science and Policy” –seminar in Think Corner, Helsinki on 11th of October. More than 80 participants joined the event on-site and another 80 through the live Internet streams. The event provided a platform for discussing the outlook and driving factors on for the current and future cooperation with the target regions.

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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.

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ASEAN-Finland Research Seminar organized at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Finland in Helsinki on 25 September was a success!

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 organized a high-level ASEAN-Finland Research seminar focused on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), and research cooperation between Finland and ASEAN countries. The seminar was also live-streamed to the Internet. The seminar brought together experts from academia, industry as well as government representatives and other stakeholders from Finland and Southeast Asian countries to present and discuss about the present and future research cooperation between Southeast Asia and Finland, opportunities and challenges for research collaboration with Southeast Asian institutions and to discover untapped opportunities for cooperation and to establish new partnerships and to discover untapped opportunities for cooperation and establish new partnerships in STI between the two regions and provided a space for different stakeholders to share their expertise and experiences and provided a platform for developing concrete joint research cooperation initiatives.

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Call for Experts: FinCEAL Plus Asia Co-organizes 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. We are now inviting experts from Finnish universities, research institutions and universities of applied sciences to express their interest in joining the Finnish expert delegation to the event. 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.

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FinCEAL Plus Asia Targeted travel grants to ENRICH matchmaking tour to China, 11-16 November 2018-Deadline for applications: 24 October 2018

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 Tour to China (Suzhou, Wuxi (Yixing) and Shenzhen) organized by ENRICH-European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, China 11-16 November 2018. Deadline for applications: 24th of October.

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