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This website serves as a portal into all of the ongoing activities stemming from the PACE-Net Plus project, including policy development, upcoming events and funding opportunities.

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This initiative started with two successive projects funded by the European Commission, via the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7).

The first project

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The first project, simply called PACE-Net (Pacific-EU Network for science and Technology), operated from 2010–2013. It achieved some important outcomes, including the publication of Recommendations for a Strategic Plan on Research, Innovation and Development in the Pacific, and the development of the Pacific Islands Universities Research Network (PIURN).

You can learn more about the first PACE-Net project at the following websites:

The second project

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The second project, called PACE-Net Plus (Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation), operated from 2013–2016. In addition to continuing bi-regional discussions in ST&I, PACE-Net Plus initiated a number of highly-focussed thematic think-tanks that brought together actors to jointly develop high-impact collaborative research projects. Subsequently, a number of these ideas were provided with seed-funding to further develop the necessary collaborative relationships and project ideas.

Most importantly, however, the PACE-Net Plus project initiated the development (and discussion) of a Pacific regional ST&I roadmap. It is this ongoing work that is continuing beyond the life of the original project, with additional funding from other sources and significant amount of in-kind contributions from key stakeholders and individuals.

More information about the second PACE-Net Plus project can be found at:

And download some of the project’s published outcomes at: plus.pacenet.eu/project.