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. 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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The FinCEAL Initiative External Assessment Comprehensive Report

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development - UniPID and the University of Jyväskylä ordered a comprehensive assessment of the FinCEAL Initiative with the following two main goals: 1. To evaluate the achievements of the FinCEAL Initiative against its goals and objects; and 2. Assess FinCEAL's contribution to enhancing research and innovation cooperation with the target regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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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