Deadline postponed: Call for Participation - FRIENZ Study Group Tour to New Zealand on Food for Health-deadline Monday 8th September 2014 (New Zealand time)

The FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) project, co-funded by the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has recently released a call for representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors to participate in a study tour to New Zealand for approximately five days beginning 1 December 2014.

The overall interdisciplinary theme of the tour is developing the evidence-base of the submission of substantiated food-health claims This includes future opportunities in food-health research, focusing on biomarkers, diet and disease relationships and nutrient bioavailability. The task of the European delegation will be to promote opportunities for collaboration in research and innovation with New Zealand; strengthen existing relationships; and stimulate new collaboration with New Zealand research organisations and innovation partners. Representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors can apply for travel and accommodation support up to the value of EUR4200 to participate in this FRIENZ study group tour. Further details, including the application form, can be found on the FRIENZ website.

The deadline for application is Sunday 31 August 2014 (New Zealand time).