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In Brief: CAAST-Net Plus Explains Horizon 2020
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In Brief: CAAST-Net Plus Explains Horizon 2020

CAAST-Net Plus has circulated a two-minute film clip featuring three international cooperation experts talking about the European Union's research and innovation funding scheme, Horizon 2020. The clip is an output of a CAAST-Net Plus team charged with raising awareness about the €80 billion programme across Africa. To date, this team has delivered close to 15 Horizon 2020 information sessions across Africa, including most recently a session held with more than 100 researchers in Khartoum, Sudan. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Finland, Africa Ignite Agriculture Cooperation
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Finland, Africa Ignite Agriculture Cooperation

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/fP

The Finnish Universities Partnership for International Development (UniPID) has published a summary of recent networking activities that have taken place between Finnish and African researchers, entrepreneurs, and government officials. The networking was catalysed by Finland’s Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK) working in collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). Presentations, delegate biographies and incubator/partner profiles can be downloaded from the UniPID website (scroll to bottom of page). [Image credit: UniPID, Hang Lee 2015]

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Horizon 2020: Submitting a Proposal
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Horizon 2020: Submitting a Proposal

Presentation by Melissa Plath of the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID), Finland, at the joint INCONTACT 2020-CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 workshop (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: 26-27 October, 2015). [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Finnish University Partnership Seeks Research Cooperation Seminar Abstracts
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Finnish University Partnership Seeks Research Cooperation Seminar Abstracts

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/4F

The Finnish University Partnership (UniPID) is inviting contributions for its Cooperation Across Borders seminar. The focus? “To consider how international and intersectoral partnerships, interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cutting themes have been and should be taken into account and implemented in the Finnish response to global challenges,” the UniPID website says. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 19 June 2014. [Image credit: UniPID logo]

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Support for Finnish Researchers to Attend IST-Africa Technology Conference
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Support for Finnish Researchers to Attend IST-Africa Technology Conference

Researchers from Finnish-based institutions are encouraged to apply for funding to attend the 2014 IST-Africa conference. Grants are intended to enable researchers either actively involved or scoping African collaborative projects on ICT, innovation, and e-Infrastructures to form networks. [Image credit: IST-Africa]

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CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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