Welcome to CONNECT2SEA

Supporting European Union and South East Asia ICT strategic partnership and policy dialogue: Connecting ICT EU-SEA Research, Development and Innovation Knowledge Networks

The 30-month project will contribute to the creation of strategic synergies in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) research, development and innovation between the EU and SEA and also between SEA countries.  The activities include the transfer of experiences and cross-fertilisation in order to leverage synergies between the countries involved and lay the foundations for strategic partnerships with sustainable impacts.

Partnering with Ideal-ist

In April 2014 representatives of CONNECT2SEA  and Ideal-ist signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a partnership.

Ideal-ist is an international ICT network  with more than 70 partners from EU and non-EU countries, from Associated States, Eastern European Partner Countries (EEPC) and Mediterranean Partner Countries (MPC) and emerging countries like China, Brazil, India, and South Africa.  The ICT NCP Network - active since 1996!   Ideal-ist website here.

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CONNECT2SEA Final Conference "Towards new avenues in EU-ASEAN ICT collaboration". Highlights and presentations.

The CONNECT2SEA conference during the ASEAN-EU Science and Technology Innovation days on May 11, 2016 was formally opened by H.E. Mr Francisco Fontan Pardo, the Ambassador of EU to the ASEAN. Part of the event included sharing of experiences in ICT research and innovation collaboration and suggestions for the future activities.

Newton Institutional Links Grants to Develop Research and Innovation Collaborations between the UK and Partner Countries. Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand Eligible. Call Now Open!

The research facilitated by these grants tackles local development needs and challenges such as extreme weather conditions, access to affordable health care, food and energy security. The grants are intended to provide small-scale seed funding to start and develop collaborations between academic groups, departments and institutions in partner countries and the UK. Size of grants: £50,000 - £300,000.

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers in Germany. ASEAN Researchers Eligible. Applications accepted year-round.

A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.


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