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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.

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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.

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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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15 Postdoc Positions in Biology/IT at the Prestigious CEA in France. ASEAN Researchers Eligible

CEA invites for 15 two years post-doctoral fellowships on Personalized Medicine, Bioproduction, Precision Agriculture and Advanced functional materials. The applicants should hold a PhD in physics, informatics, biology, chemistry or engineering. The working language is English and knowledge of French language is not necessary. Positions are open until they are filled by the appropriate candidates.

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Lise Meitner Programme - Opportunity to Work 1-2 years at a Austrian Research Institute. ASEAN Researchers Eligible. Applications accepted year-round.

Highly qualified scientists of any discipline who could contribute to the scientific development of an Austrian research institution by working at it are invited to apply together with their Austrian host. The Goals include the building of international contacts and strengthening the scientific know-how of the Austrian scientific community. Dependent on the level of qualification personnel costs of 64.240 € (Postdoc) or 70.610 € (Senior Postdoc) per year plus 10,000 € for material, travel, assistance are offered.

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Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate Programme: Matching European SMEs and Talented researchers. Apply now!

The European Commission is launching a call for proposals to provide early-stage support to European SME and Start-Ups in recruiting up to 90 post-doctoral research associates to explore innovative business ideas. SMEs should be from Europe but Researchers can be from all over the World - including ASEAN.

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Funding and Fellowship Opportunities Open to ASEAN Researchers. Workshops in Hanoi on May 11, and in Bangkok on May 13, 2016.

Advancing your Research Career. This is your perfect chance to meet representatives of leading European research and funding agencies. EURAXESS ASEAN will run one-day workshops in both Hanoi (Vietnam) and Bangkok (Thailand) presenting European funding and fellowship opportunities available to researchers in Southeast Asia.

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions – Individual Fellowship call now open!

Postdoctoral research programme in Europe: The Marie-Skłodowska Curie Actions Individual Fellowships are an opportunity for ASEAN researchers to work in research labs in Europe for up to two years.

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ASEAN ICT Awards - Deadline of Entry Submission: 17 June 2016

The ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) 2016 aim to reward the best ICT achievement among entrepreneurs across the ASEAN region. 6 award categories were announced for this year´s competition.

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European Conference on Research, Technology and Innovation policies In Vienna, November 24-25, 2016. Call for Abstracts is open! ASEAN participation welcome.

The largest conference in Europe dedicated to the evaluation of policies in the field of research, technology and innovation (RTI) policy will gather academics, evaluators, research managers, authorities and RTI policy makers to debate challenging developments in RTI policy and their effects on evaluation theory and practice. 

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EMBO- Short Term and Long Term Fellowships Open to Researchers from ASEAN

The European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Short-Term Fellowships fund research visits of up to three months to laboratories in Europe and elsewhere in the world. The EMBO Long-Term Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support post-doctoral research visits to laboratories throughout Europe and the world.

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CONNECT2SEA Activities During The APAN Meetings in Manila 2016

The CONNECT2SEA project held a series of co-located activities which included the project advisory board meeting, signing of Memorandum of Understanding between CONNECT2SEA and APAN and a whole-day event focused on cyber security, the latter having 122 participants from around the world.

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Fellowships in Computer Science, Information Technology, and Applied Mathematics Open to ASEAN Researchers by ERCIM

ERCIM - Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme offers now 12 months duration fellowships for PhD holders from all over the world. Fellows are hosted in one of the leading European Research Institutes that make up the ERCIM network.

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ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days 2016 – Hanoi. Registration Still Open!

Registration to see more than 300 researchers, scientists, science policy makers, innovative companies, and other stakeholders from ASEAN and EU countries is still available! This yearly three-day conference on science, technology, and innovation issues and bi-regional co-operation will be organised in Hanoi, Vietnam from 10-12 May, 2016.

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MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange. Call Open to ASEAN Universities and Research Institutes

MSCA-RISE will support short-term mobility of research and innovation staff at all career levels, from the most junior (post-graduate) to the most senior (management). Now open to partnerships of universities, research institutions, and non-academic organisations both within and beyond Europe.

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The Policy Dialogue Roundtable:

A meeting between high level representatives of ASEAN and EU organised by CONNECT2SEA at ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 7, 2016

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EU-ASEAN CIO Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 2nd March 2016

The event brought together over 70 participants, including ICT experts, researchers, policy makers and private and industry sectors to share challenges and experiences on the role of Chief Information Officer in making use of digital platforms and to promote ASEAN and ASEAN-EU ICT collaboration opportunities. 

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CONNECT2SEA organised the Policy Dialogue Roundtable Meeting with TELSOM

On March 1, 2016 the Policy Dialogue Roundtable Meeting was organized in Jakarta in order to disseminate ASEAN ICT Master Plan 2016-2020 priorities and EU roadmaps in Digital Markets and Cybersecurity Strategies, to discuss about ICT growing needs and the missing elements to reinforce EU and ASEAN ICT policy collaboration.

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Memorandum of Understanding between CONNECT2SEA and Asia-Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) signed

CONNECT2SEA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with APAN, which aims at strengthening the collaboration and ICT partnerships throughout the two networks, and at enhancing the access to the ICT programmes, research projects and events, both in the Asia Pacific region and the European Union.

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Horizon 2020 (ICT Work Programme) upcoming call ICT-39-2016-2017

The call targets ASEAN countries and will invite innovation actions proposals from international partnerships! Stay updated!

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Call for papers and posters for STI Days 2016 Hanoi/Vietnam now open!

Young researchers form ASEAN, esp.  in the area of Information and Communication Technologies are invited to submit abstracts by the 29th of February 2016.

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EU-SEA Workshop “International Cooperation on Cybersecurity: Towards the New Avenues” organised in Hanoi, Vietnam

The event aimed to set up an open discussion on new collaboration avenues in cybersecurity, exchange good practice and to develop recommendations and action proposals.

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CONNECT2SEA organises ICT meetings in Myanmar and Lao PDR

The CONNECT2SEA team visit Myanmar and Laos PDR to discuss with policy makers, researchers and educators in ICT field.

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EMMA: Exchange programme in Asia and Europe

EMMA is for funding exchange programme between Asia and Europe for individual mobility flows of academics from Partner Countries.

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CONNECT2SEA at the ICT 2015 conference held in Lisbon, Portugal, 20-22 October 2015

The project was represented with an information booth within the event’s international village and in the frame of a networking session.  

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Please visit us at ICT-2015 in Lisbon

The ICT is the biggest ICT event organised by the European Commission. It will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. CONNECT2SEA will be present with a booth.

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First meeting for ICT focus group on well-being of people with visual impairment – 13 July 2015

The project was introduced to all the participants, followed by research presentations. Factors affecting development of visual aids for improving the autonomy of people with low vision were discussed.

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Call for applications ICT 2015

We look for South East Asian organizations and their European partners to join us and present their collaboration potentials at ICT 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, on 20-22 October 2015

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CONNECT2SEA creates Cybersecurity and Big Data Communities of Practice

CONNECT2SEA has created two e-communities of practice to provide a common platform for discussion, knowledge exchange and increased visibility of organizations and individuals from Europe to SEA and vice versa.

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CONNECT2SEA organises the 1st Policy Dialogue Roundtable Meeting in Thailand

The meeting was aimed to be a strategic forum for policy-makers in ICT RDI from the EU and SEA to exchange information and discuss about ICT RDI priorities.

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EU-SEA Collaboration for Quantum-Optical Technologies - 26-28 May 2015

The event gave the opportunity to the participants to meet and discuss research projects and possible joint funding opportunities to identify methods and techniques from the field of quantum control and apply them to develop novel optical technologies. The research topics included quantum control, quantum state engineering and quantum simulations, as well as optics.

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CONNECT2SEA session on ICT EU-SEA collaboration and H2020 funding opportunities

The CONNECT2SEA organised a workshop “EU-SEA Workshop Advanced Computing for Control and Performance Optimization: Algorithms and Applications“ with about 40 participants.

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CONNECT2SEA visits Cambodia

CONNECT2SEA discussed with policy makers of government organisation in Cambodia.

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Exchange visit to Malaysia - 12-17 April 2015

Several discussions and presentations took place focussed on the area of communications and networking, research issues and open problems in wireless networking as well as enhanced cooperation between EU and SEA.  Research opportunities and collaboration of areas where Malaysian colleagues can be part of European projects were discussed.

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CONNECT2SEA supported seminar in information security in Malaysia

Talk from Prof. Christos Douligeris about "Wireles sensors networks: Connectivity, clustering and security issues".

 

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3rd Fed4FIRE Competitive Call for SME Experimenters

The EU project Fed4FIRE is organising its third competitive open call for SME experimenters.

This call is open also for most South East Asian SMEs!

 

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ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days

CONNECT2SEA team contributed to ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days on March 17-19 2015 in Paris organised by SEA EU NET project (http://sea-eu.net/).

 

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eChallenges e-2015 - CHAIN-REDS Project - Call for Papers

Supported by the European Commission, the 25th annual eChallenges e-2015 Conference takes place in Vilnius, Lithuania from 25 - 27 November.

 

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Call for Research and Innovation Staff Exchange open

Partners from ASEAN countries are welcome to join consortia. Submission deadline 28.04.2015.

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Workshop on Data Privacy Management and its Implementation in eHealth Systems- 5 February 2015

The case of  eHealth systems was studied in depth, and the challenges and opportunities for data privacy management, especially in the eHealth sector, were discussed.

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CONNECT2SEA in EURAXESS Links ASEAN e-Newsletter

The December 2014 issue of the EURAXESS Links ASEAN e-newsletter features an interiew with CONNECT2SEA's project coordinator Svetlana Klessova (inno TSD, France).

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EU-SEA Workshop and Cooperation on Internet of Things and Open Platforms- 25-27 January 2015

The workshop allowed experts to actively discuss together research and applications in Internet of things to address key challenges. It is hoped this workshop will help to stimulate further the need to define clear IoT policy in SEA countries.

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Digital Learning Round Table

The European Commission organizes the first Digital Learning Round Table in the H2020 context.  The EC is looking forward to a lively debate and concrete suggestions on how to advance digital learning in Europe.

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CONNECT2SEA Supports e-learning workshop for HORIZON2020 call

The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST - ASTI) and the Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) will gather ICT researchers from Europe, Southeast Asia (SEA) and Japan for possible consortium formation and proposal creation intended for Horizon2020 call "ICT 20 - 2015: Technologies for better human learning and teaching."

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Malaysian Workshop - 14-17 October 2014

The event aimed the establishment of two reference points for IoT researchers and innovative companies to place contacts for R&D and commercial collaboration. As for IoT collaboration opportunities, the main field of actuation was identified as environmental aimed activities in aquaculture, air quality and fire detection for emergencies management.

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Sustain EU-ASEAN: Call for Research and Implementation Proposals

Support for European researchers to travel to ASEAN countries (or vice-versa) and/or within Europe or ASEAN-countries to advance joint research and development projects with good bi-regional cooperation and/or implementation prospects.

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Data Management in the Cloud Era / Workshop – October 8th 2014

The workshop day was organized in four sessions where six talks about several topics related with Big Data and Cloud took place. Also, workshop participants could discuss available calls and start new collaborations with the experts. 

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2nd EURAXESS Science Slam on 13 November 2014 in Bangkok

Take part in the 2nd EURAXESS Science Slam and win a training & field trip to Europe! Online submission of slam presentations is open between 1 June and 20 October 2014.

 

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British Council Opens Call for Travel Grant Proposals for Different Developing Countries including Thailand and Vietnam

To enhance and strengthen links for future collaboration, build research capacity in developing economies and enhance the researchers’ career opportunities!

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CONNECT2SEA at the 11th IEEE-RIVF - Deadline for call for papers extended to 15 September

EU-SEA events, funded by the CONNECT2SEA project to foster research and cooperation on Internet of Things and Open Platforms topics, will be organized as part of the IEEE RIVF 2015 international conference, taking place in Can Tho, Vietnam, January 25-28, 2015.

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Initiating the research collaboration between Electrical Engineering Department Brawijaya University (Indonesia) and Microwave Electronics Department University of Kassel (Germany) - 7th – 16th of September, 2014

Discussion sessions and some information related to the research topic as well as the collaboration plan took place in University of Kassel and Max Planck Institute in Berlin.  Microwave sensor for the tropical tuber, preparation materials, papers concerning ground penetrating radars, information of the Porang tuber among other topics were covered. 

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The results of the Call for Proposals now available

The evaluation process of the call for proposals publishen in March is now completed. We are pleased to announce the results.

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Call for proposals

The CONNECT2SEA project organised the call for proposals to initiate and broaden ICT collaboration between European and South East Asia teams. The call was open from 31st March 2014 to 31st May 2014.

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CONNECT2SEA attends the NESSI ETP by ATC

On 1 July 2014 CONNECT2SEA was presented to the NESSI ETP by ATC, where an extensive discussion took place on the particular opportunities and activities that could enable the collaboration between the two sides.

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The call for proposal is closed

55 European and South East Asia ICT teams applied for the opportunity to to initiate and to broaden ICT R&D collaboration. The evaluation results are expected to be published her in September 2014.

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CONNECT2SEA organizes workshops in Malaysia on EU-SEA collaboration and ICT in Horizon 2020

On April 25, 2014, CONNECT2SEA team organized two workshops in Penang, Malaysia, with focus on ICT in Horizon 2020 and CONNECT2SEA project, including its call for proposal.

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Making it happen – steps to implement the Electronic Components and Systems Strategy in Europe

On 14 February 2014 the Electronic Leaders Group (ELG) submitted to Vice-President of the European Commission NeelieKroes, responsible for the Digital Agenda, 'A European Industrial Strategic Roadmap for Micro- and Nanoelectronics components and systems'

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CONNECT2SEA endorsed by COST

CONNECT2SEA was presented by the Coordinator at the ASEAN SCMIT and COST meetings in Singapore.

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Call for proposals

Opportunity for European and South East Asia ICT teams to initiate and to broaden ICT R&D collaboration: CONNECT2SEA call for proposals now open! Individual Travel Grants and Event/Cooperation Grants are available. Deadline May 31, 2014.

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Press release

The 30-month project CONNECT2SEA has been launched. Experts for information and communication technology in South East Asia and Europe now strengthen collaboration in research and innovation. The first press release has been issued.

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Kick off meeting

The kick-off meeting of the consortium took place in Bangkok and was hosted by the National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand.

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