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A workshop on “Climate Action and Resource Efficiency in Southeast Asia: Thematic and Funding Opportunities” was organized on 12 May 2016 during the STI Days 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Dr. Anil Kumar from AIT, Thailand welcome the participants and presented the objectives as well as achievements of SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN project. SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN “Sustain and Enhance Cooperation on Sustainable Development between Europe and Southeast Asia” project is funded by European Commission under the FP7 Programme.  Dr. Shilpi Saxena, NCP from Germany presented the scope of funding opportunities in Horizon 2020. Mr. Nguyen Minh Hoang from NASATI, Vietnam presented the details of concepts of twining projects funded by SUSTAIN EU-ASEAN. Dr. Pattharaporn Suntharasaj from NSTDA, Thailand highlighted the various funding opportunities for collaborative projects for the ASEAN researchers. The two hours workshop, attended by more than 50 participants was closed with the open discussion.




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  • Infoday on Horizon 2020, 7 July 2014 during 8.30-17.30 hrs.
  • Workshop on How to Write a Successful Proposal for EU Funding Programs, 8 July 2014 during 8.30-12.00 hrs.
  • Workshop on Technical and Financial management of EU Funded Projects, 8 July 2014 during 13.00-16.00 hrs.

Horizon 2020 is the largest EU Research and Innovation program ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). Horizon 2020 is coupling research and innovation with an emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and societal challenges. The goal is to remove barriers to innovation, and make it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.

Horizon 2020 is open to participation by Thai and Southeast Asian researchers.  NSTDA along with SEA-EU-NET, INCONTACT 2020 and EURAXESS Links ASEAN are organizing this Infoday and the two workshops to inform researchers from across ASEAN about funding and mobility opportunities under Horizon 2020, and to facilitate their participation in European collaborative projects.

In addition to giving a general overview of Horizon 2020, this Infoday will provide specific information on upcoming Calls for Proposals, in particular those open to Thai and Southeast Asian researchers. On Day 2 workshops will be conducted on how to write a successful European proposal as well as on the technical and financial management of EU funded projects.


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The CONNECT2SEA project launches a call for proposals for European and South East Asian R&D ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) teams to initiate and to broaden ICT R&D collaboration.


CONNECT2SEA ( is a project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration, aiming at promoting synergies between ICT-related research, development and innovation actors, activities and programmes in EU and in South East Asia. 

This call addresses bottom up collaboration initiatives, offering Individual Travel Grants (up to 2,000 Euros) as well as Event or Cooperation Grants (up to 10,000 Euros). It is expected to provide 10-20 grants. ICT specialists based in EU and H2020 associated countries, and in South East Asia, shall be supported in advancing in the internationalisation process with their counterparts working on similar strategic topics and societal challenges.

ICT specialists from EU or South East Asia willing to broaden ICT R&D collaboration
, are invited to check out the call description on and to submit the application form before May 31, 2014.


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The first ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days took place at Thailand Science Park January 21-23, 2014, and attracted more than 500 scientists, policy makers, funding agencies and innovative companies from across ASEAN and Europe.



The event, which was hosted by Thailand’s National Science and (NSTDA) and the FP7 funded SEA- EU-NET project (,  marked the ASEAN launch of Europe’s new framework program for research and technological development called Horizon 2020, an 80 billion euros program supporting research and innovation in Europe and beyond. Ms Cristina Russo, Director of International Cooperation, Directorate-General Research and Innovation, European Commission presided over the launch of Horizon 2020, noting in her opening remarks that “European partnership with ASEAN countries will be of the utmost importance. The traditional powerhouses of the US, Europe and Japan will account for a smaller share in science and technology."

The STI Days event comprised scientific workshops focused on the societal challenges of food, health and water, as well as workshops on material transfer, innovation, IPR issues and metrology including Researcher Mobility event.

For more information on the STI Days and to access copies of the presentations, please visit the STI Days website

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ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days


21-23 January 2014

Convention Center, Thailand Science Park, Pathum Thani



Registration Closed

Thank you for your kind interest.
Please kindly visit for the completed event information.



Are you interested to apply for a research funding programs? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you interested to enlarge your network opportunities with EU and ASEAN partners? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you interested in the Mobility Schemes? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you a young researcher? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you an experienced researcher? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you a policy maker? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you an innovative company? Here, this is an event for you.
Are you interested in Intellectual Property Right issue? Here, this is an event for you.

The three-day program will consist of the following activities:

  • Launch of Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation
  • Presentation of funding opportunities for researchers
  • Panel discussion and matchmaking session on “Climate Change and Water Resources: Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs”
  • Workshop on “Food Security and Safety: Small Farms but Global Markets - The role of small and family farms in food security”
  • Workshop on “Health: towards the Development of Improved TB Vaccines”
  • Workshop  and panel discussion on “Information and Communication Technologies in EU and ASEAN: priorities and collaboration opportunities”
  • Information session on “Innovation in ASEAN: a Critical View on ASEAN Innovation System”
  • Panel discussion and presentations on “Innovation in ASEAN: Innovative Innovation in the ASEAN Region”
  • Workshop, discussion and matchmaking session on “Integration of biodiversity data recording and information management systems for environmental sustainability: a call for EU-ASEAN collaboration”
  • Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia”
  • Presentations and discussion on “Introduction of Metrology as a Key Enabling Technology: European Metrology Research Programmes – EMRP in Fp7 and EMPIR in Horizon2020 and participation of SEA countries”
  • Workshop, Panel discussion and matchmaking session on “Learning from Nature: for successfully addressing major global challenges”
  • Workshop on “Nanomaterials for Photocatalytic Depollution: Science and Engineering”
  • Exhibition on “Showcase Innovation”
  • Academic field visits in and around Bangkok area


The STI Days 2014 program is available in detail on the website. You will find information about timetable, sessions, workshops, and exhibitions at . Please also find attached the STI Days 2014 Program Overview.


The registration and participation is free of charge. Please reserve your seat at your earliest convenience. The seat availability is limited depending on the meeting room capacity.


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Science & Technology for the Public - Thailand and Europe experiences Conference

Landmark Hotel, Bangkok

Wednesday 11 December 2013


The current conference aims at enhancing cooperation and dialogue in Science for the Public/Science for Youth. It shall serve as a platform for exchange of experience between Europe and Thailand in this field. The Conference is funded by the Thailand-EU Policy Dialogue Support Facility (PDSF) and is organised in close cooperation with the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), under the Science & Technology (S&T) framework between Europe and Thailand.

The event is foreseen as a mutual learning exercise on the effectiveness and efficiency of existing public/youth Science and Technology (S&T) programmes. While such programmes would be tailored to comply with specific Thai or European needs - they often tend to have similar objectives. These programs generally aim to raise public awareness and public understanding of S&T; and acquire feedback on public emotion and awareness about general and specific subjects, such as genetic engineering, bioethics, etc.

A variety of schemes exists:
•    Science communication in the mass media, internet, radio and television programmes;
•    Science museums, aquaria, planetaria, zoological and botanical gardens, etc.;
•    Fixed and mobile science exhibits;
•    Science festivals;
•    Science fairs in schools and social groups;
•    Science education for adults;
•    Consumer education; and
•    Public tours to research and development parks, manufacturing companies, etc.


It is common commitment to enhance S&T public awareness and existing schemes on public S&T awareness involves government, business enterprises, media, and the scientific and education communities. From campaigns targeted at convincing the general public of the benefits of a particular invention, society has moved on and calls for continuing involvement and dialogue among scientists and various sectors of the public. Interaction is essential not only for the vigour of the scientific enterprise itself, but also for the social and economic vitality and well-being of economies and societies throughout the world.

There is an increasing international wealth of experience with programmes to increase Public awareness of Science and Technology. European countries have long been engaged in Science Education programmes – and are increasingly developing broader schemes focussing on public understanding of complex scientific questions as a contribution to public debates on hotly debates issues (such as climate change, stem cell research, genetic modification organisms). These experiences are worth to share and discuss.

The current conference will provide an overview on key Thai and European Science for the Public / Science for the Youth programs. It will also allow for extensive discussion between the experts and the participants focussing on question such as the effectiveness and transferability of the schemes, the relations between policy making and the scientific community and media involvement.

Participants will be Thai and European agencies running S&T awareness programs and campaigns, media representatives, research institutes/universities, individual researchers and broad stakeholder representation from private and public sector (Federation of Industry, Chambers etc). Around 100 participants are foreseen.

Registration for the workshop is from 08h 30 a.m., with opening at 09h 00 a.m. and closure at 16:45.


Conference Program

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Conference Programme - draft


08.30 – 09.00     Registration

09.00 – 09.10     Welcome address

Mr Jesús Miguel Sanz Escorihuela, Ambassador - Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Thailand

09.10 – 09.20     Opening address
Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

09.20 – 09.30     Photo session

09.30 – 10.00     Keynote address
Science for the Public, Science for the youth - Thailands key programmes run by NSTDA

Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

10.00 – 10.20 Coffee break


10.20 – 12.00     European Key examples on Science for the Public / Science for the Youth

- 20 min presentations followed by 10 min Q&A

  • Promoting Science to the European Public, Mr. Jens Degett, EuroScience
  • The EDUSCIENCE project – an effective way of enhancing public awareness of natural sciences in Poland, Prof. Paweł M. Rowinski, Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN)
  • Fostering science for the media and general public; experience from the Netherlands, Ms. Marja van der Putten, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Science (KNAW), Science Communications Department


12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break


13.00 – 14.00     European Key examples on Science for the Public / Science for the Youth
- 20 min presentations followed by 10 min Q&A

  • Communication and consultation between science, the public and policy makers; results of the FP7 TECHNOLIFE project, Prof. Jean-Paul Vanderlinden, University Versailles-St. Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Bridging the gap between science, policy making and the general public, Mr. Daniel Hofstetter, GenSuisse

14.00 – 15.30     Stakeholder consultation (areas of cooperation, means and targets)
- break-out session: 3 groups

15.15 – 15.30     Coffee


15.30 – 16.30     Panel session on best practices and transferability of schemes

Chairperson: European and Dr. Omjai Saimek, Vice President, Science and Technology for Society, NSTDA


  • Dr. Sawat Tantiphanwadi, Research and Development Advisor, NSTDA
  • Mr. Sakorn Chanapaithoon, Vice President, National Science Museum (NSM)
  • Dr. Rawiwan Tenissara, Assistant to the President of the Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
  • Jens Degett, Euroscience
  • Prof. Pawel Rowinski, PAN
  • Marja van der Putten, KNAW
  • Prof. Vanderlinden, University Versailles St. Quentin-en Yvelines
  • Daniel Hofstetter, GenSuisse
  • Stakeholders and others


16:30 – 16:45     Wrap-up closing (future perspectives)



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