FinCEAL+ LAC Targeted Travel Grants available now for ELAN European Latin American Technology Based Business Network events

August 16, 2016

FinCEAL Plus has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of experts from Finnish universities or research institutions interested in attending any of the events organized by the ELAN - European Latin American Technology Based Business Network during autumn 2016.

FinCEAL+ LAC Targeted Travel Grants

FinCEAL Plus has opened a TargetedTravel Grant Call to support the participation of experts from Finnish universities or research institutions interested in attending the any of the following events organized by the ELAN - European Latin American Technology Based Business Network during autumn 2016. More information about ELAN


Information on the events


1. ICTs in environment, health and high performance computing as key for technological business opportunities
19-21 September, San José, Costa Rica

An event for European andLatin American SMEs, governments and academia, focused on ICTs in health, environment and high performance specific issues, where they can interact and generate concrete business opportunities based on technology. More information

Event flyer (pdf)

Event programme (pdf)

2. Sustainable cities: achieving efficiency in thecity
3-4 October, Lima, Peru

The cities have been developedrapidly in recent decades. In the Peruvian case this development has been unplanned what comes generating lower quality in the life of citizens. In this regard, it is urgent to take action to improve the management of cities taking advantage of ICTs. More information

Event flyer (pdf)

Event programme (pdf)

3. Biotechnology, a space for articulation ofchallenges, skills and ICT
5-7 October, Bogotá, Colombia

Space dedicated to thearticulation of challenges and capabilities for the generation of technology based business opportunities among different actors dedicated to the development of applied biotechnology solutions that integrate Information & Communication Technologies within their processes. More information

4. Health Food Innovation
26-28 October, Santiago,Chile

Opportunities (TBBO) betweenChile and EU in the field of healthy foods as natural and functional foods, fortified, organics, among others, produced by high-tech processes. More information

Information on the TravelGrants


The call is directed to experts focusing on the LAC region. Please note that this call is for researchers residing in Finland only, and only for these particular events.
Interested researchers should send a short description (no more than onepage) detailing their interest in the event and how it relates to their work. A CV or link to your profile should also be included.

FinCEAL+ LAC will award 1-2 Grants per event. The maximum individual grants are between 1300€ and 1600€ depending on the destination and departurecity in Finland. The Grant can be used to cover travel, accommodation, and dailyallowances. The deadlines for applications are:

  • For the Costa Rica event: 31st August, 2016
  • For the events in Peru, Colombia andChile: 14th September,2016.
Allapplications and related questions should be sent by email to Kajsa Ekroos, kajsa.ekroos[at]helsinki.fi

PLEASE NOTE! ELAN is also organizing a Technical Mission in Finland "Sustainable business from Bioeconomy, Renewable Energy and Digitalisation" from 5th to 9th September, 2016. More information and registration here

See also ELAN's Event Calendar 2016