ASEAN-EU STI Days, 21-23 January 2014



    ระหว่างวันที่ 21 ม.ค. 2557 ถึง 23 ม.ค. 2557
    เวลา 08:00:00 ถึง 16:30:00


    The Launch Event on Horizon 2020 as well as the Workshop on Climate Change and Water Resources will be streamed live on this website! To follow and participate in the Water webinar please connect with us onResearchGate (follow Maximilian Wollner to be added to the SEA-EU-NET project on ResearchGate), which is also a good opportunity to meet and connect with fellow researchers and STI Days attendees. To watch the streaming of the Launch Event on Tuesday, 21st January from 09:00-11:30 please join us under!

    The STI Days 2014 program is available as a timetable (final version) and in detail on this website. You will find information about all sessions,workshops, and exhibitions. Please find attached the STI Days 2014 Program Overview (Draft) and the STI Days 2014 flyer.

    Please note that we’ll have a free reception for regiestered participants on Tuesday 21st Jan for all participants from ~18:00 – 21:00 at the Sirindhorn Science Home (next to the Convention Center) – join us!

    General information

    The ASEAN-EU Science, Technology and Innovation Days serve as a visible forum for cooperation activities between the two regions in the field of STI. The event addresses researchers from most thematic areas – with a focus on the societal challenges with relevance to both regions – as well policy makers, research conducting companies and innovation managers. It takes place annually, alternating between an ASEAN and a European country. High-level policy makers as well as many research projects and companies seize the chance to network, discuss, exchange and inform themselves.


    Under the ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (AEC) a single regional common market and production base will be created by 2015 comprising the ten member countries of ASEAN: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. There will be free flow of goods, services, investment capital, and skilled labour following the liberalization.

    The AEC will have an aggregate population of close to 600 million which will be larger than the European Union itself. ASEAN’s GDP in 2010 reached € 1.4 trillion, or 3% of global GDP, with total trade of over € 1.5 trillion, comprising 6.8% of world trade. ASEAN’s GDP is expected to double by the year 2020.

    ASEAN as a whole represents the European Union’s 3rd largest trading partner outside Europe (after the US and China) with more than € 206 billion of trade in goods and services in 2011. The EU is ASEAN’s 2nd largest trading partner after China, accounting for around 11% of ASEAN trade. The EU is by far the largest investor in ASEAN countries with EU firms having invested € 9.1 billion annually on average during the period 2000-2009.


    The past decade has seen a substantial increase in the level of cooperation in Science, Technology, and Innovation between the ASEAN and the EU. ASEAN-EU co-publications have increased more than five-fold over the past, a growth rate which exceeds the growth of the ASEAN’s co-publications with the US, China, Japan and India during the same period. ASEAN researchers are currently participating in EU Seventh Framework program (FP7) funded projects worth more than € 517 million.

    This cooperation continues to expand as well as deepens, and involves an increasingly wide range of actors. The ASEAN-EU STI Days are being organised to highlight existing collaboration, to stimulate the network, and to identify new areas for cooperation.


    The ASEAN-EU STI Days offer a flexible and dynamic platform to unite a variety of different STI related activities and events including:

    Launch of the new EU Framework Program on Research and Technology: Horizon 2020

    Presentation of funding opportunities for researchers

    Meetings of STI projects involving ASEAN and EU researchers

    Scientific workshops and expert sessions on S&T policy analyses

    Innovation dialogue

    Field visits to R&D sites in Bangkok

    Also find the timetable here. Updates still following, please check back!


    Day 1 | Tuesday, 21 January 2014

    Lectures and speeches:

    Official opening
    Horizon 2020 launch
    Media session (closed session)

    Parallel scientific workshops on:


    Food Security and Food Safety – Small farms but global markets

    Innovation in ASEAN – A critical view on ASEAN innovation systems

    Innovation in ASEAN – Innovative Innovation in the ASEAN reagion

    Climate Change and Water Resources

    Learning from Nature

    Free reception for all partipicants from ~18:00 – 21:00 at the Sirindhorn Science Home (next to the Convention Center)


    Day 2 | Wednesday, 22 January 2014

    Lectures and speeches:

    Advancing Your Research Career in Europe: Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Southeast Asian Researchers

    Parallel scientific workshops on:


    Intellectual Property Rights in Southeast Asia

    Health – Towards the development of improved TB Vaccines

    Material Transfer Agreements

    Food Security and Food Safety – Small farms but global markets

    Information and Communication Technologies in EU and ASEAN: priorities and collaboration opportunities

    Introduction of Metrology as a key enabling technology



    Day 3 | Thursday, 23 January 2014

    General Program:

    Field Trips
    Alumni Meeting