Call for participation in the FRIENZ study group tour on health

The FRIENZ project provides funding to assist selected European Union delegates to participate in a Study Group tour through New Zealand for approximately 7 days beginning 9 June 2014. The task of the delegation is to promote opportunities for collaboration in research and innovation between New Zealand and Europe, to strengthen existing and to stimulate new collaboration with New Zealand research organisations and innovation partners.

The overall interdisciplinary theme of the tour is personalised healthcare including, but not limited to:

  • personalised or targeted interventions,
  • ICT particularly electronic information technology and the use of big data sets in studying health outcomes.

Participants are expected to establish on-going relationships and collaboration with their New Zealand counterparts in the theme area. These relationships will make an important contribution to a reciprocal tour of New Zealand research and innovation partners to Europe planned for later in 2014.

The application process is administered by the FRIENZ project and all applications must be submitted by 12 noon 31 March 2014.

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