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JFS Information, Networking and Matchmaking event at the Bio Investment Asia 2019 conference

The Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme was in Bangkok recently to take part in the Bio Investment Asia 2019 conference. The service delivery team for the JFS both hosted a booth at the 3-days long exhibition and organised an information, networking and matchmaking event.
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From September 25-27 the Bio Investment Asia 2019 conference took place in Bangkok. The event's aim was to promote advanced technologies related to biotechnology and life sciences in Asia, to stimulate bio-businesses and investment in biotechnologies and to create a platform for knowledge sharing in biotechnology between stakeholders from Southeast Asia and other parts of the world.

The SEA-EU JFS was invited to the event for presenting its activities and raising awareness about the currently two open calls among the scientific and entrepreneurial community present in Bangkok.

On the one hand, the JFS hosted a booth at the conference's exhibition area. The exhibition as part of the Bio Investment Asia 2019 was visited by several thousand attendees from more than 30 countries over three days (from September 25-27). Over the course of the three days, the JFS service delivery team had several conversations with people interested in the JFS' activities. At the booth visitors could also learn from six posters prepared by European investigators, which were invited to the event following a call for applications for travel grants to attend this networking opportunity in Southeast Asia. In total, 6 European researchers/entrepreneurs were selected for a travel grant and had the chance to present their ideas and meet potentially interested Southeast Asian counterparts related to one of the two currently open calls of the JFS (S&T Call for Proposals: Integrated Water Resource Management and Nanotechnologies, deadline October 18, AND Innovation Call for Proposals: Infectious diseases and smart cities, deadline November 18).

The six invited European researchers/entrepreneurs and their topic were:

  1. Towards photodynamic antimicrobials - a serious alternative to antibiotics
    Ms. Fabienne Dumoulin, Associate Professor, Gebze Technical University, Turkey
  2. Ways to improve the data integration and processing (big data, machine learning / AI) of infectious disease events
    Mr. Jorge Cortell, CEO, Kanteron Systems, Spain
  3. Development of rapid, sensitive and on-site detection system for microorganisms that cause infection due to climate change
    Ms. Esra Agel, Project Manager, TUBITAK Marmara Research Center, Material Institute, Turkey
  4. Performing a clinical trial to show the safety and efficacy of the Ruti therapeutic vaccine to improve the standard antibiotic treatment
    Ms. Olga Rue Claros, CEO, ARCHIVEL FARMA, S.L., Spain
  5. Development of rapid diagnostic test kits for vector borne diseases threating both Europe and Southeast Asia
    Mr. İbrahim SÖZDUTMAZ, Ass. Prof. / Co-founder and director, Erciyes University and Klonbiyotek Biyoteknoloji, Turkey
  6. Medical device which performs advanced semen analysis for in vitro fertilization procedures and fertility treatments
    Mr. Burak Ozkosem, CEO, PERA LABS, Turkey

On the other, the JFS organised its own information, networking and matchmaking event on September 26, in order to support the set-up of powerful consortia for the submission of strong project proposals for two open JFS calls. After an introduction to the SEA-EU JFS and its call scheme by Hans Westphal (Service Delivery Manager), the six grantees from above had the chance to speak more in detail about their individual topics. They also met with potential partners from Southeast Asia to discuss a joint proposal submission for one of the two open JFS calls.

As an additional task, the service delivery team managed to record some statements from those beneficiaries, funded under the 1st and 2nd call of the funding scheme. These video clips will be used to produce an official promotional video for the JFS with a planned publication date in spring 2020. Stay tuned!

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Apply now!!! Travel grants for European researchers/companies to JFS Networking Events in Southeast Asia (Infectious Diseases and Nanotechnology)

The SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) awards 2x 5 travel grants to European researchers/companies for the participation at Networking Events which are attached to the Bio Investment Asia 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand, and the 14th Joint Conference on Chemistry Conference in Surakarta, Indonesia. Deadline for submission is 25 August 2019.
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Do you have an idea for a project proposal under the

  • 2019 Joint S&T Call for Proposals in the thematic area of Nanotechnologies or
  • 2019 Joint Innovation Call for Proposals in the thematic area of Infectious Diseases?

Are you from a European country participating in the respective call for proposals?

Are you still looking for a partner from Southeast Asia?

If yes, apply for a travel grant to one of our conference-attached networking events:

 

S&T networking event (Nanotechnologies) attached to 14th Joint Conference on Chemistry:

On 10. September 2019, a Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) ½-day Networking Event will be organized attached to the 14th Joint Conference on Chemistry in Surakarta, Indonesia.

The Joint Conference on Chemistry is an annual conference organized by the consortium of Chemistry Department of five universities in Central Java: Universitas Sebelas Maret  (UNS), Universitas Diponegoro (UNDIP), Universitas Negeri Semarang (UNNES), Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (UNSOED) and Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana (UKSW). This joint conference has been held since 2006 which initially started with a local seminar to accommodate the dissemination of research results from chemistry lecturers and researchers from the five universities. Starting 2014, the scope of conference was enhanced to be an International Conference by inviting overseas participant from all over the world. Nanotechnologies is one of the main topics of the conference.

The JFS Networking Event provides information about the Joint Funding Scheme and the related activities. The currently open Joint Calls for Proposals will be presented in detail with a focus on the Joint Innovation Call and its thematic area Infectious Diseases.

To support the set-up of powerful consortia for the submission of strong project proposals, selected European researchers seeking for complementing partner organizations will present their institution and project ideas.

If you plan to submit a project proposal under the 2019 S&T Call for Proposals in the thematic area of Nanotechnologies and you are seeking for a complementing project partner for your project consortium, apply for a travel grant now by filling the application form and sending the filled application form together with your CV to sea_eu_jfs@servicefacility.eu (copy adele.clausen@dlr.de).

For the travel grant application form “Nanotechnologies” please check the attachment section below.

 

Innovation networking event (Infectious Diseases) attached to Bio Investment Asia 2019:

On 26. September 2019, a Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) ½-day Networking Event will be organized attached to the Bio Investment Asia 2019 exhibition and conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Bio Investment Asia 2019 is organized by the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS) under the umbrella of Thailand LAB INTERNATIONAL 2019. The aim of the event is to accelerate biotechnology and life sciences innovation, business and investment in Thailand and Asia Pacific with the highlights of international exhibition, conference, business forum, company presentations and facility visits. The organizer expects to host more than 10,000 participants from over 30 countries.

The JFS Networking Event provides information about the Joint Funding Scheme and the related activities. The currently open Joint Calls for Proposals will be presented in detail with a focus on the Joint Innovation Call and its thematic area Infectious Diseases.

To support the set-up of powerful consortia for the submission of strong project proposals, selected European researchers seeking for complementing partner organizations will present their institution and project ideas. Furthermore, we aim to organize meetings with potential partners for your project on the side of the conference with our Thai partners.

If you plan to submit a project proposal under the 2019 Joint Innovation call for Proposals in the thematic area of Infectious Diseases and you are seeking for a complementing project partner for your project consortium, apply for a travel grant now by filling the application form and sending the filled application form together with your CV to sea_eu_jfs@servicefacility.eu (copy hans.westphal@dlr.de ).

For the travel grant application form  “Infectious Diseases” please check the attachment section below.

 

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Indonesia Endowment Fund joins S&T Call

The Indonesia Endowment Fund (LPDP) has joined the S&T Call in the thematic area Nanotechnology.
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The Indonesia Endowment Fund (LPDP) is now the second funding organisation from Indonesia which participates in the S&T Call. LPDP funds researchers from Indonesia in the thematic area Nanotechnology. For more information please read the call text and national regulations in our call section.

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Open Innovation Call in Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR) and Smart Cities

The JFS 2019 Innovation Call is still open until 18/11/2019. Thematic Areas are a) Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR) and b) Smart Cities.
The S&T Call in IWRM and Nanotechnology was closed on 18/10/2019
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The 2019 Innovation Call for Proposals is open for the submission of proposals until 18/11/2019

The thematic areas  and participating countries are the following:

 a) Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR) and b) Smart Cities

 
Participating countries and funding agencies/ministries (1= Infectious Diseases (incl. AMR; 2=Smart Cities):

  • Cambodia - Ministry of Education and Youth (MOEY)1+2
  • Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)1
  • Indonesia – Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI)1+2
  • Lao PDR - Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)1+2
  • Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MoE)1+2
  • The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Health Research & Development (PCHRD)1
  • The Philippines - Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy & Emerging Technology (PCIEERD)2
  • Spain - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)1+2
  • Thailand - National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)2
  • Thailand - Thailand Center for Excellence for Life Science (TCELS)1
  • Turkey - Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)1+2
  • Vietnam – Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)1

 

You can find the call texts  our call section

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Pre-Announcement 2019 Joint Calls for Proposals

Mid-June 2019 the JFS will launch an S&T Call in Integrated Water Resource Management and Nanotechnologies and an Innovation Call in Infectious Diseases (including AMR) and Smart Cities
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Mid-June two Joint Calls for Proposals are planned to be launched under the SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation.

 

  1. A S&T call in the thematic areas a) Integrated Water Resource Management and b) Nanotechnologies up to Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4.

Funding Agencies and ministries from the following countries have announced their interest to join this call:

 

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Czech Republic

Germany

Indonesia

Lao PDR

Myanmar

The Philippines

Switzerland

Thailand

Turkey

Vietnam

Please note, that this list reflects the interest of funders to participate but that the final list of funders might not include all of the above listed funders or additional funders.

Please also note that some funders might only participate in one of the thematic areas of the call.

  1. An Innovation call in the thematic areas a) Infectious Diseases (including Antimicrobial Resistance) and b) Smart Cities with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) which is higher than 3.

Funding Agencies and ministries from the following countries have announced their interest to join this call:

 

Cambodia

Czech Republic

Indonesia

Lao PDR

Myanmar

The Philippines

Spain

Thailand

Turkey

Vietnam

Please note, that this list reflects the interest of funders to participate but that the final list of funders could include not all of the above listed funders or additional funders.

Please also note that some funders might only participate in one of the thematic areas of the call.

 

 

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2nd Joint Call Funding Decision

9 projects from the 2nd Joint Call have been selected for funding (3 bioeconomy/ 6 Infectious Diseases)
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In its meeting on 23 January 2019 in Bangkok the Programme Steering Committee (PSC) selected the following 9 projects for funding:

 

Bioeconomy:

1) Irrigation4.0 - Strengthening agriculture 4.0 technology in a Thailand-Myanmar-Germany collaboration: development of a plant-based irrigation platform

2) BIOPLATE -Electroplating processes for biodegradable materials obtained from renewable biological resources

3) Purge to Value - Development of value added products with low environmental impact from the purge water of microalgae cultivation

 

Infectious Diseases:

4) Moxistrong - Moxidectin for Strongyloidiasis

5) Malaria & HIV drug resistance diagnostic devices - Development of paper based rapid diagnostic kits for Malaria and HIV drug resistance detection using recombinase polymerase amplification

6) PHIShINg - Paper based Hepatitis B Virus Electrochemical Immunosensors using AgNPs enhancement

7) PNEUMOFLUIDICS - Development of a microfluidic chip protein array as a serodiagnostic tool of early detection of pneumococcal infection

8) SEA-dog-SEA - Socio-Ecological Approach of Dog-borne zoonotic diseases in Southeast Asia

9) NEWTONIAN - New tools for the regional control of Asian liver fluke infection and associated severe liver diseases

The project coordinators have been informed about this deicision by the Joint Call Secretariat. The total funding volume of the projects amounts to approximately 2,7 mio. Euros.

More information about the projects will be available soon.

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2nd Joint Call project funding decision meetings in Bangkok

Scientific Council Meeting and JFS Programme Steering Committee (PSC) to take place on 22-23 January 2018
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The decision meetings for the 2nd Joint Call under the SEA-Europe JFS will take place this week in Bangkok, Thailand on 22-23 January. The JFS Scientific Committee and Programme Steering Committee meetings will decide on the projects to be funded in the two thematic areas of Bioeconomy and Infectious Diseases.

The meetings will again be hosted by the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) Thailand and the Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences (TCELS), and will bring together representatives from 18 funding agencies and 16 countries from across Europe and Southeast Asia.

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Joint Funding Scheme hosts Dissemination Event in Cebu, the Philippines

The SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme held its 2nd Dissemination Event in Cebu, the Philippines.
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On Friday 19 October, the SEA-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation held a Dissemination Event at the Mövenpick Hotel in Cebu, the Philippines, highlighting success stories from the project’s first Call, and looking ahead to the results of the second Call, which will be announced in early 2019.

The event was attended by representatives and researchers from numerous Southeast Asian countries who are interested in joining future calls, including from Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines. The JFS team were especially pleased to welcome DOST Undersecretary Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara from the Philippines to the event, following the successful 75th Meeting of ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST-75) and the 10th edition of the Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology (IAMMST-9), which were held in the preceding days.

The proceedings were opened by Dr. Konstantinos Glinos from the European Commission. ZSI was represented by Michael Wilkinson, who acts as Communication Specialist to the SEA-EU Joint Funding Scheme. Mr Wilkinson gave a presentation on the ‘success stories’ of the 10 projects funded under the 1st Call. Dr Guevara also gave a keynote address, highlighting the importance of the Joint Funding Scheme for creating projects which will positively impact both European and Southeast Asian countries.

The selection of funded projects for the 2nd Call will be decided at the meetings of the JFS Scientific Council and Programme Steering Committee, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand in January 2019, with the results being published shortly thereafter.

The JFS was also presented in brief at the Workshop on Start-up Innovation, and the ASEAN Young Leaders Forum 2018, which were held on 17 and 18 October at the Shangri-La's Mactan Resort. 

For more information on the event, please see the agenda below.

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Partnering Tool for the 2nd Joint Call

Find a research partner for your proposal with the partnering tool for the 2nd Joint Call
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A simple partnering tool was set-up to support the search for partners for interested applicants. Register with a profile indicating your resarch areas of interest or resarch idea. You will be able to search other profiles for potential partners and others will be able to see your profile and contact you. The partnering tool can be found under https://partnering.pt-dlr.de/SEAEUROPEJFS2018 

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FNRS Belgium Joins 2nd Joint Call after ANR France and BMBF Germany

After the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) now also the Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) Belgium has joined the 2nd Joint Call for Proposals.
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The Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS) Belgium, the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have joined the 2nd Joint Call for Proposals after the official launch of the call on 18 June 2018. Belgian, French and German applicants are now eligible for funding in both thematic areas of the call namely bioeconomy and infectious diseases. For the update and national regulations please go to the call section.